Thomas Gad (chairman) is Founder, President and Head of Business Development and Strategy. Thomas Gad founded YmAbs in April 2014 inspired by his daughter going through 6 years of treatment overcoming high-risk neuroblastoma receiving break-through cancer immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), and secured executive management and seed capital for inception of the Company. Thomas Gad has more than 12 years industry experience from the pharmaceutical industry, including business development, senior management, financing and licensing negotiations. Thomas Gad has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, California, USA.
Gregory Raskin, MD is Vice President, Technology Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), where he leads technology transfer, commercialization, and business development at the world's oldest and largest private cancer center. Prior to joining MSK in 2012, Dr. Raskin was a Vice President at Alliance Bernstein LP, where he led healthcare and life sciences investing for the firm's $200 million venture capital fund. Dr. Raskin's previous experience includes serving as a biotech analyst at Baker Brothers Investments and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked mainly with pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Dr. Raskin received both his bachelor's degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry and his medical degree from Yale University. Dr. Raskin also was a resident physician in the internal medicine department of New York University Medical Center.
Claus Moller, MD, PhD serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Claus Moller is the Founder of Azanta A/S and was the Chief Executive Officer of Azanta from 2009 to 2015. In addition, Claus Moller has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and was a co-founder of one of the largest European biotech companies, Genmab, in 1999, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until 2008. Previous positions include Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Operating Officer of OXiGENE, Inc., and Medical Director of Synthélabo Scandinavia. Claus Moller received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Copenhagen.
Johan Wedell-Wedellsborg is Owner and Chairman of the Board of Weco Group, which he took over in 2001. Weco Group is primarily a Ship Owning Company, which operates within the product tanker segment, multi-purpose vessels, RORO line and handy size bulk carriers. The shipping part of Weco Group records annual revenue of approximately $200 million. Besides shipping, Weco Group also is involved in realty investments, financial services, art and biotech. Johan Wedell-Wedellsborg is member of the Board of Directors for Cirque France SAS and Joe & The Juice A/S, and he is educated within shipping in Hamburg, Germany and has also worked out of London in the United Kingdom and Houston, Texas.
Bo Kruse serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of the Company. Bo Kruse has broad international finance experience, including knowledge of capital markets, accounting and other financing activities. Prior to joining the Company, Bo Kruse was the Chief Financial Officer of the Danish biotech company Azanta from 2009 to 2015. Further, Bo Kruse served as Genmab’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2008 and in a number of other finance positions, including Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, from 2000 to 2005. During his eight year tenure at Genmab, Bo Kruse was directly involved in several financing rounds, including Genmab’s initial public offering. Bo Kruse has a Master and Bachelors of Science in Commerce from the Copenhagen Business School.