Dagmar Rosa-Bjorkeson

Dagmar Rosa-Bjorkeson joined our Board in December 2019. Ms. Rosa-Bjorkeson has more than 25 years of global experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including executive leadership in corporate and product strategy, market development and operational execution. Since June 2020, Ms. Rosa-Bjorkeson has served as Chief Operating Officer of Mesoblast Limited, a publicly traded cell therapy company. She also currently serves on the board of directors of Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, which she joined in February 2021. From April 2018 to January 2020, she was executive vice president and chief strategy and development officer at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (“Mallinckrodt”), where she was responsible for corporate and therapeutic area strategy, business development and new product commercialization. She joined Mallinckrodt in May 2017 as senior vice president of new product commercialization, in which she was responsible for shaping the company’s pipeline programs for optimal patient benefit and access. From November 2014 to June 2016, Ms. Rosa-Bjorkeson was executive vice president and president of biosimilars at Baxalta Incorporated, a role in which she developed the biosimilars strategy, managed post spin-off efforts from Baxter and oversaw a fully integrated unit including program management, research, clinical development, manufacturing, commercialization and business development. From 1997 to 2014, she held various roles of increasing responsibility at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Inc., including vice president and head of its multiple sclerosis business unit, USA; vice president, business development and licensing, U.S.; vice president, respiratory, U.S.; and country head and president for Novartis Sweden. Ms. Rosa-Bjorkeson’s experience spanned sales, marketing, general management and country operations, and she led multiple launches including the successful launch of GILENYA®. Ms. Rosa-Bjorkeson earned an M.B.A., an M.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin. We believe that Ms. Rosa-Bjorkeson’s experience in pharmaceutical industry leadership and her background in product strategy, market development and operational execution qualify her to serve on our Board.
Independent Director