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Simon Russell, MA PhD

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Simon Russell, MA PhD

Head of Strategic Marketing and International Corporate Development

Simon served as the former Chief Business Officer of Creabilis Therapeutics, plc. with responsibility for commercial, business development and corporate development activities. He has over 25 years of commercial, technical and business development experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry across all phases and a wide range of therapy areas.  Simon joined Creabilis in 2012 from Novartis Pharma AG where he was Head of Global Marketing for ILARIS and prior to that Head of Strategic Marketing, Biologics where he established a new group defining commercial strategies for the biologics and biosimilars portfolio.

Simon joined Novartis in 2008 from AstraZeneca where he led the commercial input into the biologics projects together with Cambridge Antibody Technology (later MedImmune).  He built and led global commercial teams for AZ in both the UK and Sweden through early and late stage including the launches of EXANTA and CRESTOR.  His early career included the integration of Astra and Zeneca, clinical and development management and began his career as a medicinal chemist in research.  He holds a PhD in organic chemistry from Southampton University and an MA in chemistry from the University of Oxford in the UK.