Dr. Jörg Spiekerkötter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Dr. Jörg Spiekerkötter is a member of PAION's Supervisory Board since June 2007 and the Supervisory Board appointed Dr. Spiekerkötter as Chairman in May 2010. Dr. Jörg Spiekerkötter has many years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry where he has held executive positions in the areas of finance, law and human resources. Until May 2007, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Organon BioSciences N.V., Oss (Netherlands). He left after the acquisition of the company by the U.S. pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough. Until September 2006, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Schering AG in Berlin (Germany), and before that he was Head of the Legal Department at Hoechst Schering AgrEvo GmbH in Berlin (Germany). Dr. Spiekerkötter is Managing Partner of JSP-Invest GmbH. Dr. Spiekerkötter studied in Bielefeld (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Freiburg (Germany) and has a PhD in law. Until December 2010, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Conergy AG, Hamburg (Germany).
Dr. Karin Louise Dorrepaal, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the HR & Nomination Committee
Dr. Karin Dorrepaal is a member of PAION's Supervisory Board since October 2012. She has broad experience in the Life Science Industry. After four years as a research fellow at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Dr. Dorrepaal received her PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. She went on to study at the Rotterdam School of Management where she obtained an MBA. In 1990, Dr. Dorrepaal joined Booz Allen Hamilton, Management Consultants. She specialized in the pharmaceutical industry and advised major companies on issues regarding strategy, sales, marketing and supply chain. In 2000, Dr. Dorrepaal was appointed Vice President of Booz Allen.
In 2004, the Supervisory Board of Schering AG appointed Dr. Dorrepaal to the Board of Executive Directors of Schering AG. After Bayer AG acquired Schering AG, Dr. Dorrepaal left the company in 2006 and since that time she holds several non-executive roles in Germany, Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands.
Supervisory board memberships or other positions:
- Gerresheimer AG, Dusseldorf/Germany, Member of the Supervisory Board
- Almirall S.A., Barcelona/Spain, Member of the Board of Directors
- Triton Investment Management Limited, St. Helier/Jersey, Member of the Triton Industry Board
- Kerry Group plc, Tralee/Ireland, Non-executive director
- Julius Clinical Research BV, Bunnik/The Netherlands, Member of the Supervisory Board
- Van Eeghen & Co, Amsterdam/The Netherlands, Non-executive director
- Intravacc B.V., Bilthoven/The Netherlands, Non-executive director
Dr. Dr. Irina Antonijevic, Chairman of the R&D Committee
Dr. Dr. Irina Antonijevic is a member of PAION's Supervisory Board since June 2017.
Dr. Dr. Irina Antonijevic joined Triplet Therapeutics, Cambridge (MA, USA) in April 2019 as Senior Vice President. She has more than 17 years of drug development experience in different pharmaceutical organizations, with a focus on neuropsychiatric and rare diseases. In her last role at vasopharm GmbH she was Chief Medical Officer. She completed her medical studies at the Technical University of Munich (1991), received her MD from the Max Planck Institute in Munich (1992) and her PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK (1995). She completed her residency at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and received her Venia Legendi from the Charité, Berlin, in 2004. Dr. Dr. Antonijevic has been a regular reviewer for the German Ministry of Research (BMBF) since 2006.
Other supervisory board memberships or similar positions:
- 4SC AG, Planegg (Munich)
Dr. Chris Tanner, Chairman of the Audit Committee
Dr. Chris Tanner is a member of PAION's Supervisory Board since June 2017.
Dr. Chris Tanner was a member of the Executive Board and a member of the Supervisory Board of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals N.V. (until May 2021) for which he conducted the IPO as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Investor Relations. In 2015, Cosmo span off the daughter Cassiopea SpA where he was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Investor Relations until end of 2020. Moreover, he is a member of the board of directors or advisory board (Beirat) of listed DKSH AG, Private Equity Holding AG and the private medtec companies Qvanteq AG and Joimax GmbH. From 1998 to 2001, he was a partner of Dr. Ernst Mueller-Moehl and co-founder of the 20 Minutes group of newspapers and founded A&A Active Investor, a SIX-listed investment company. From 1992 to 1998, he was the Head of Corporate Finance & Capital Markets at UBS in Zurich, and from 1976 to 1991 he had various functions in the Corporate Banking Department at UBS in Zurich, Madrid and Los Angeles. Dr. Tanner has a PhD in economics and a diploma as economist from the University of St. Gallen.
Other supervisory board memberships or similar positions:
- DKSH Holding AG, Zurich/Switzerland, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee
- CureVac AG, Tübingen/Germany, Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee
- Joimax GmbH, Karlsruhe/Germany, Member of the Advisory
- Qvanteq AG, Zurich/Switzerland, Member of the Board of Directors
- Wyss Zurich (ETH Zürich), Zurich/Switzerland, Member of the Evaluation Board
Dr. Markus Leyck Dieken
Dr. Leyck Dieken is a member of PAION's Supervisory Board since May 2019.
He has over 20 years of experience in the European pharma business in various positions. Since 2019 the graduated physician is managing director of gematik GmbH. Before that Dr. Leyck Dieken was senior vice president and managing director of Shionogi Europe Central and inter alia has been working for Teva in various global and European leadership positions for many years, was Europe Head of the Novartis Vaccine Division, Senior Vice President of InterMune and Vice President of Novo Nordisk.