Vaccine company Novavax has appointed Richard Rodgers, MBA, to its board as an independent director.
Rodgers’ ‘deep experience in the pharmaceutical industry coupled with his extensive acumen in building rapidly growing companies and financial leadership will be invaluable as we continue the commercialization of our COVID-19 vaccine and expand our vaccine pipeline,’ says the company.
From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Rodgers was co-founder, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer of TESARO, a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired in January 2019 by GSK for over $5bn. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Rodgers served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Abraxis BioScience, a biotechnology company that was acquired by Celgene for $2.9bn. From 2004 to 2008, Rodgers served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of MGI Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired in January 2008 by Eisai for $3.9bn.
Rodgers currently serves on the boards of directors and as the chair of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee of Ocuphire Pharma, Sagimet Biosciences and Ardelyx.
Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Accounting from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business.