Macrophage Pharma Leadership

SØREN BREGENHOLT, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Bregenholt is a seasoned life science executive with over 20 years of experience in operational and strategic leadership positions in biotech and global pharma including Symphogen, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Preclinical R&D and Novo Nordisk where he held a number of executive positions including Head of Global R&D Strategy & External Innovation organization.

Dr Bregenholt joined Macrophage pharma in July 2019, from a role as Chief Business Officer at IO Biotech. Dr Bregenholt has an MSc and PhD from the University of Copenhagen, and did his post-doctoral training at Institute Pasteur, Paris, and he is the author of more than 45 peer reviewed papers within the fields of immunology and immunopathology. He is currently Chairman of the Board at the Danish-Swedish life science organization Medicon Valley Alliance.

Venkat Reddy, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr Reddy joined Macrophage Pharma in January 2020 with over 15 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He was previously at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals where he was a senior vice president and global head of translational sciences leading the translational programmes of the Company’s innovative preclinical and clinical portfolio. He co-founded APC Therapeutics Inc., a small molecule immuno-oncology startup, the lead programme of which was licensed to Glenmark. Previously, Dr Reddy acted as a senior director of strategic partnerships at Pfizer’s Center for Therapeutic Innovation.

Prior to that he held roles with Sanofi, as head of bio-innovation and as global head of oncology target discovery where he was involved in target identification and validation (TIDVAL) function and progression of multiple programmes from preclinical to clinical trials. Before joining Sanofi, Dr Reddy was a group leader in oncology drug discovery at the Novartis Institute for Functional Genomics, San Diego. He received his PhD in human biology at Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in oncology and immunology at Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla.

DAVID MOFFAT, PhD CChem FRSC

Chief Technology Officer

Dr Moffat joined Macrophage Pharma in November 2014. He had previously been Director of Chemistry at Chroma Therapeutics from 2004 to 2012 having played a leading role in the discovery and development of the Esterase Sensitive Motif technology platform. During this period three molecules from his chemistry team were progressed to the clinic including the macrophage targeted histone deacetylase inhibitors CHR-2845 and CHR-5154. His was also Head of Chemistry at Celltech from 2001 to 2004, prior to its acquisition by UCB, having begun his industrial career there in 1989.

He holds a BSc and PhD from the University of Glasgow. He has extensive experience in oncology and inflammation preclinical research, having led groups which have identified numerous clinical development candidates in these therapeutic areas. He is the author and inventor on more than 60 patents and publications.

Soren Bregenholt

SØREN BREGENHOLT, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Venkat Reddy

VENKAT REDDY, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

David Moffat

DAVID MOFFAT, PhD CChem FRSC

Chief Technology Officer