Frank Torti, M.D.
Chairperson of the Board
Frank Torti, M.D., has served as Chairperson of our board of directors since June 2019 and Executive Chairperson since August 2021. Since the closing of the Business Combination in December 2019 to August 2021, Dr. Torti has served as Chairperson of the Board of Immunovant. In August 2021, Dr. Torti was appointed Executive Chairperson of the Board of Immunovant. Dr. Torti has served as the Vant Chair of RSI since January 2020. In this capacity he serves as Chairperson of the boards of directors of the biopharmaceutical companies in the Roivant family and is responsible for the operations and management of those companies. He previously served as Vant Investment Chair of RSI, from August 2018 to December 2019. Prior to joining RSI, from August 2007 to August 2018, Dr. Torti served as a Partner of New Enterprise Associates, or NEA, specializing in investments in healthcare. Prior to joining NEA, Dr. Torti worked for the Duke University Center for Clinical & Genetic Economics from 2002 to 2005 in various capacities, where he was involved in clinical trials research and economic evaluations of multinational clinical trials. Dr. Torti presently serves as Chairperson of the boards of directors of Arbutus Biopharma Corp. and several private biopharmaceutical companies. During the course of his career, he has served on the boards of directors of numerous development and commercial stage public and private healthcare companies. Dr. Torti earned an M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina.
Andrew Fromkin has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2019. Since the closing of the Business Combination in December 2019, Mr. Fromkin has served as a member of our Board. Since January 2021, Mr. Fromkin has served as the Vant Portfolio Operating Partner for Roivant Sciences, Inc., or RSI, as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Proteovant Sciences, Inc. (focused on protein degradation), and as a Non-Executive Advisor of Seqster, Inc. From March 2015 to January 2021, Mr. Fromkin has served as Chief Executive Officer of Tarveda Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Blend Therapeutics, Inc.). From 2005 until 2011, Mr. Fromkin served in various roles for Clinical Data, Inc., including Executive Vice President (October 2005 until May 2006) and President, Chief Executive Officer and Director (May 2006 until May 2011). Prior to Clinical Data, Mr. Fromkin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DoctorQuality, Inc., President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Endo Surgical Devices, Inc. and Corporate Vice President, Business Development, for Merck-Medco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co. Mr. Fromkin began his career at Health Information Technologies, Inc. as General Manager of its subsidiary, MCA, and Director of Marketing and Payer Alliances for the parent company. From 2014 until 2016, Mr. Fromkin served on the board of Regado Biosciences, Inc. which became Tobira Therapeutics, Inc. in 2015. Mr. Fromkin received a B.A. from Brandeis University.
Douglas Hughes has served as a member of board of directors since October 2019. Since the closing of the Business Combination in December 2019, Mr. Hughes has served as a member of our Board. Since 2018, Mr. Hughes has served as Chief Financial Officer of Calyxo Inc., an early-stage medical device company. From 2011 until 2018, Mr. Hughes was Chief Financial Officer for NeoTract, Inc., a urology company. Prior to that time, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Nellix, Inc., an endovascular graft biotechnology company. Before joining Nellix, Inc., Mr. Hughes served as Chief Financial Officer for Evalve Inc., a medical device company, from 2009 until 2010. Prior to 2009, Mr. Hughes held a variety of senior finance management positions at Boston Scientific, Guidant Corporation, and The Clorox Company. Mr. Hughes currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Calyxo Inc., a privately held medical device company. Mr. Hughes received a B.S. in Finance from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
George Migausky has served as a member of our Board since the closing of the Business Combination in December 2019 and as a member of ISL’s board of directors since March 2020. From March 2019 until the closing of the Business Combination he served as a member of HSAC’s board of directors. Mr. Migausky has more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences industry, having served as Chief Financial Officer for several public biopharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic companies. In 2017, Mr. Migausky served as interim Chief Financial Officer for Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dyax Corp., a position he held from 2008 through the company’s acquisition by Shire for $6.4 billion in 2016. Before joining Dyax in 2008, Mr. Migausky served as Chief Financial Officer of IGEN International and BioVeris Corporation through their acquisitions by F. Hoffman-La Roche in 2004 and 2007, respectively. Current directorships include REGENXBIO, a publicly traded biotechnology company, a position he has held since 2021, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, where he has served as a trustee since 2015. Mr. Migausky has previously served on the board of directors as Chair of the audit committee at Dimension Therapeutics, a position he held from 2015 until the company was acquired in 2017, and at Abeona Therapeutics during 2020. Mr. Migausky received a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Babson College.
Atul Pande, M.D.
Atul Pande, M.D., has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2019. Since the closing of the Business Combination in December 2019, Dr. Pande has served as a member of our Board. Dr. Pande has extensive experience in treatment development across multiple disease areas. He is currently an independent board member of Sio Gene Therapies, Karuna Therapeutics, Autifony Therapeutics, and Perception Neurosciences. He previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of PureTech Health, Chief Medical Officer of Tal Medical, and medical advisor to PureTech Health. Since April 2014, he has also served as President of Verity BioConsulting, a drug development consulting firm that provides services to clients in the biopharmaceutical business. From 2007 to April 2014, Dr. Pande was Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor, Pharmaceutical R&D at GlaxoSmithKline. He has also held senior roles at Pfizer R&D, Parke-Davis/ Warner-Lambert and Lilly Research Laboratories. He has been on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Cennerv Pharma and Centrexion Corporation. Dr. Pande is a physician who completed his research fellowship training in psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School and his postgraduate specialty training and psychiatry residency program at Western University.
Pete Salzmann, M.D., MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Pete is the Chief Executive Officer of Immunovant and a member of Immunovant’s board of directors. From November 2018 to June 2019, he served as a Global Development Leader in Immunology at Eli Lilly and Company, where he was responsible for the design of a comprehensive indication strategy and Phase 2 and 3 clinical trial execution. From May 2013 to October 2018, Pete was Head of US Immunology at Eli Lilly, and he also served as Managing Director of Lilly Alps from January 2011 to April 2013. From January 2008 to December 2010, Pete was the Head of Marketing for Eli Lilly China.
Pete earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Northwestern University, an M.D. from University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Eric Venker, M.D., Pharm.D.
Eric Venker, M.D., Pharm.D., has served as a member of our Board since February 2020. Since February 2021, Dr. Venker has served as President, Chief Operating Officer of RSI, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer of RSI, since November 2018. Previously, from October 2017 to October 2018, he was Chief of Staff to RSI’s Chief Executive Officer, and from 2014 to 2015, as an Analyst at RSI. From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Venker was a physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, where he trained in internal medicine, and also served as Chair of the House Staff Quality Council leading operational initiatives to improve efficiencies. From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Venker was a Clinical Pharmacist at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Venker presently serves on the boards of directors of Sio Gene Therapies, Inc. and several private biopharmaceutical companies. He received his Pharm.D. from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and his M.D. from Yale School of Medicine.