Kurt C. Graves
Chairman, President and CEO, Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.
Mr. Graves has been Chairman, President and CEO of Intarcia since April 2012, having previously served solely as Chairman of the company since August 2010 and as Acting CEO since October 2011. He is a global industry leader with more than twenty years of U.S. and global general management experience at top-tier U.S. and European based pharmaceutical and biotech companies. He has successfully built and managed several of the largest multi-billion dollar franchises in the industry and developed and launched more than 10 blockbuster brands in a broad range of general medicine, specialty and orphan disease areas. In addition to driving dynamic top and bottom-line growth in large global pharmaceutical companies, Mr. Graves also played a key leadership role in building two highly successful early stage companies; at Astra Merck Pharmaceuticals and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Intarcia, Mr. Graves was EVP, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Corporate and Strategic Development at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Prior to his tenure at Vertex, he spent nearly ten years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, most recently as Global Head of the General Medicines Business & Chief Marketing Officer for the Pharmaceuticals division. Prior to Novartis, Mr. Graves held several commercial and general management positions at Merck and Astra Merck/Astra Pharmaceuticals where he spent most of his time leading the GI Business Unit responsible for Prilosec and Nexium. In addition to Intarcia, Mr. Graves serves as Chairman of the Board of Radius therapeutics (RDUS), and as a Director at Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN), Seres Therapeutics (MCRB). Mr. Graves earned his B.S. in Biology from Hillsdale College and has attended numerous executive leadership programs at Harvard, Wharton School of Management and University of Michigan.