“Alex joins our team during an exciting time at Akcea. His decades of experience in the biopharmaceutical sector will further strengthen our executive leadership team and position us to continue to build on our strong record of progress and success. Alex has a background in leading companies as they optimize organizational, commercial and business strategies. His experience aligns well with our goals as we continue to invest in our two commercial-stage products and our promising pipeline of novel drugs positioned to address major areas of unmet need in health in the years ahead,” said Damien McDevitt, Ph.D., Akcea’s interim chief executive officer.
Mr. Howarth has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and financial advisory roles at various companies. Prior to Akcea, Mr. Howarth served as president at
“I am excited to be joining Akcea and look forward to working with the outstanding leadership team to reach new levels of momentum and success in the company’s business operations. It is an honor to be part of a team committed to bringing transformative treatments to patients globally who suffer from rare and serious diseases and have significant unmet medical needs,” said Mr. Howarth.
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