Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Elam is a native of Silicon Valley who has been managing and advising healthcare and technology companies for more than 25 years.
Prior to co-founding Rezolute, Mr. Elam served in various senior leadership roles including as CEO of a European medical device company and as Head of the Pulmonary Business Unit at Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR). During his tenure at Nektar, he was instrumental in reshaping the pipeline and streamlining the organization. Prior to negotiating the sale of his division to Novartis, Mr. Elam spun two entities out of Nektar, including Pearl Therapeutics which was acquired in 2013 by AstraZeneca, for $1 billion.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Elam was CFO and co-founder of a web based IT platform company serving the electronics and healthcare industries where, in addition to managing finance and business development, he established operations in the US as well as throughout Asia.
In the 1990s, Mr. Elam was a corporate partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he advised domestic and ex-US healthcare and technology companies on various matters from debt and equity financings to cross-border transactions. His clients included emerging growth companies as well as mature corporations such as Genentech and Hewlett Packard. Notably, he negotiated the sale of Steve Jobs' company, Next, to Apple.
In addition to serving on the board of Rezolute, he also serves on the board of directors of Savara, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVRA) in Austin Texas and Softhale in Brussels, Belgium.
Mr. Elam received his B.A. from Howard University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Kim is Chairman & CEO of Handok Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the Republic of Korea. Mr. Kim joined Handok Inc. in 1984 and spent two years between 1984 and 1986 working at Hoechst AG in Frankfurt, Germany. Between 1991 and 2005, he served as CEO of Roussel Korea, Hoechst Marion Roussel Korea and Aventis Pharma Korea and also appointed as the Country Manager of Hoechst AG and Aventis in Korea between 1996 and 2005. In 1996, he was appointed as CEO of Handok. Mr. Kim has been serving as President of Handok Jeseok Foundation since 2014. He also has been serving as President of KDG (Korean-German Society) since 2010 and Vice President of Medium Industries Committee of KCCI (The Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry) since 2009. Mr. Kim received an MBA at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 1984 and received the award of Distinguished Alumni Fellows from Indiana University. Mr. Kim completed Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 1996. We believe Mr. Kim’s experience working with pharmaceutical companies qualifies him to serve on the Board. We believe Mr. Kim’s experience working with pharmaceutical companies qualifies him to serve on the Board.
Dr. Sung is the founder and former CEO of Genexine Inc, a KOSDAQ listed biotech company developing innovative drugs in cancer and orphan diseases. Dr. Sung currently serves as a professor at POSTECH Department of Life Sciences and founder of POSTECH- Catholic Bio Medical Institute. Dr. Sung is an expert immunologist and has published over one hundred scientific articles. He has served on editorial boards of many biological organizations and has earned numerous awards including the most recently the 49th Science Day Presidential Commendation for Science and Technology Promotion Division from KIST as remarks of Antibody fusion (hyFc) technology and gene therapy vaccine technology. Dr. Sung currently serves on the Board of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology and The Korean Society of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology both since 2003. He is also a member of the Korean Society of Virology. Dr. Sung was a former president of the Korean Association of Immunobiologists (KAI) from 2005 to 2007. We believe Dr. Sung’s scientific background qualifies him to serve on the Board.