Executive Vice President, Corporate and Commercial Development
Al Medwar is the Executive Vice President, Corporate and Commercial Development at ArunA Bio. Al brings nearly 30 years of pharmaceutical experience to ArunA Bio, much of which has been with development stage companies in a number of roles including sales, marketing, business development and investor/public relations.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Medwar was Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development for BioDelivery Sciences (Nasdaq: BDSI), where he spent eleven years and played an important role in building the company from an early development to a commercial stage entity. Al was also responsible for securing and overseeing a number of business development deals and partnerships for the company's products and also interacted closely with the investor community. In addition, Mr. Medwar was the Head of Oncology Marketing at EMD Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. subsidiary of Merck KGaA, where he was responsible for developing the global market for a pipeline of immuno-oncology products.
Mr. Medwar was also the Marketing Director for Triangle Pharmaceuticals, a start-up company focused on the development and commercialization of compounds for HIV and hepatitis. Mr. Medwar's pharmaceutical career began in sales at Glaxo Wellcome, and he subsequently held positions of increasing marketing responsibility for a number of products including Wellbutrin SR and Zofran. Mr. Medwar received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degress from Bentley University.