Slide BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THE ALPHYN BOARD

Neal G. Koller

Neal Koller

Chairman of the Board

Neal has been President & CEO and a Director for six life science businesses guiding them to milestone achievement or exit.  He began his career at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals where he achieved notable successes in both large division and early stage business responsibilities.  Neal has over 30 years as a top executive with a successful history of building, running and exiting entrepreneurial and complex global companies.

Neal G. Koller

Neal Koller

Chairman of the Board

Neal has been President & CEO and a Director for six life science businesses guiding them to milestone achievement or exit.  He began his career at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals where he achieved notable successes in both large division and early stage business responsibilities.  Neal has over 30 years as a top executive with a successful history of building, running and exiting entrepreneurial and complex global companies.

Gary Pekoe

Gary Pekoe, PhD

Board Member

Gary has his doctorate degree in pharmacology.  He is a thought leader in infectious diseases, skin diseases and cancer.  Gary led the team that developed and obtained FDA approval of Bactroban® (mupirocin), the topical drug of choice for MRSA drug resistant skin infections.  He has directed multiple pharma/biotech product development programs and founded a strategic regulatory and clinical company focused on early stage innovations.  Gary has over 30 years helping develop cutting edge biotechnologies.

Gary Pekoe

Gary Pekoe, PhD

Board Member

Gary has his doctorate degree in pharmacology.  He is a thought leader in infectious diseases, skin diseases and cancer.  Gary led the team that developed and obtained FDA approval of Bactroban® (mupirocin), the topical drug of choice for MRSA drug resistant skin infections.  He has directed multiple pharma/biotech product development programs and founded a strategic regulatory and clinical company focused on early stage innovations.  Gary has over 30 years helping develop cutting edge biotechnologies.

Steven Pentelnik

Steven Pentelnik

Board Member

Steven has over 30 years of experience at Procter & Gamble (P&G).  At P&G, he was responsible for its $1 billion early-stage technology portfolio and was a global manager of its $750 million Beauty Care Products business.  Post P&G, he held executive responsibility for developing three start-up companies in medical devices and life sciences.  Steven has a highly successful track-record in bringing new products to market.

Steven Pentelnik

Steven Pentelnik

Board Member

Steven has over 30 years of experience at Procter & Gamble (P&G).  At P&G, he was responsible for its $1 billion early-stage technology portfolio and was a global manager of its $750 million Beauty Care Products business.  Post P&G, he held executive responsibility for developing three start-up companies in medical devices and life sciences.  Steven has a highly successful track-record in bringing new products to market.

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Shekhar Mitra, PhD

Board Observer

Shekhar spent 29 years as a scientist and senior executive at Procter & Gamble (P&G) rising to Senior Vice President, Global Innovation, Member of P&G’s Global Leadership Council and CEO of P&G’s Executive Committee.  At P&G he led the creation and development of numerous well-known health, wellness, and personal care products including Crest Whitestrips, Crest ProHealth, Aleve Analgesic, Prilosec, Olay Regenerist/ProX Skin Care, SK II, Hugo Boss and Gucci Fragrances, Gillette and Old Spice Clinical Strength and Metamucil (cholesterol lowering), prescription with H pylori gastritis treatment.  Shehkar oversaw P&G’s global innovation strategy and growth, overseeing start-up of Asian, African, and South American development hubs.  Post-retirement, Shekhar has been a board member and strategic adviser to several Fortune 500 companies, as well as co-founder and President of the Board of Trustees of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers.  In 2010, Shekhar was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  He is listed in the U.S. Congressional Record for his contributions to touching and improving lives through his impact on consumer meaningful innovations and community service.

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Shekhar Mitra, PhD

Board Observer

Shekhar spent 29 years as a scientist and senior executive at Procter & Gamble (P&G) rising to Senior Vice President, Global Innovation, Member of P&G’s Global Leadership Council and CEO of P&G’s Executive Committee.  At P&G he led the creation and development of numerous well-known health, wellness, and personal care products including Crest Whitestrips, Crest ProHealth, Aleve Analgesic, Prilosec, Olay Regenerist/ProX Skin Care, SK II, Hugo Boss and Gucci Fragrances, Gillette and Old Spice Clinical Strength and Metamucil (cholesterol lowering), prescription with H pylori gastritis treatment.  Shehkar oversaw P&G’s global innovation strategy and growth, overseeing start-up of Asian, African, and South American development hubs.  Post-retirement, Shekhar has been a board member and strategic adviser to several Fortune 500 companies, as well as co-founder and President of the Board of Trustees of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers.  In 2010, Shekhar was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  He is listed in the U.S. Congressional Record for his contributions to touching and improving lives through his impact on consumer meaningful innovations and community service.