Board

Chairman. Vuong Trieu, Ph.D. Dr. Trieu, an expert in pharmaceutical development, currently serves as CEO/Chairman of Oncotelic Inc.. Dr. Trieu deep domain expertise on RNA therapeutics starting with being Group Leader at Genetic Therapy Inc. to CEO/Executive Chairman of Marina Biotech a company developing RNA therapeutics- especially tkRNAi. He was also President and CEO of Igdrasol- developer of 2nd generation Abraxane- where he pioneer the regulatory pathway for approval of paclitaxel nanomedicine through a single bioequivalence trial against Abraxane. When Igdrasol merged with Sorrento Therapeutics, he became CSO and Board Director. He was Board Director of Cenomed- a company focusing on CNS drug development. Before that he was Director of Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, and Biology at Abraxis where he lead the development of albumin encapsulated therapeutics along building high throughput platform for small molecules, mirRNA, kinases. Prior to that he was Group Leader at Applied Molecular Evolution where he was developing biobetter for Humira and Enbrel. Before that he was Director of Cardiovascular Biology at Parker Hughes Institute. Dr. Trieu holds a PhD in Microbiology, BS in Microbiology and Botany. He is member of ENDO, ASCO, AACR, and many other professional organization. Dr. Trieu published widely in oncology, cardiovascular, and drug development. Dr. Trieu has over 100 patent applications and 39 issued US patents.
Anthony E. Maida III, Ph.D., M.A., M.B.A. Dr. Maida, an expert in immuno-oncology, currently serves as Senior Vice President - Clinical Research at Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. Prior to joining Northwest Dr. Maida served as Vice President, Clinical Research and General Manager, Oncology, World-wide at PharmaNet, Inc. Prior to joining PharmaNet Dr. Maida served as Chairman, Founder and Director of BioConsul Drug Development Corporation and Principal of Anthony Maida Consulting International, servicing pharmaceutical firms, venture capital, hedge funds and Wall Street. Dr. Maida’s skill set includes the leading execution and oversight of finance, operations, research, clinical and scientific development, regulatory and manufacturing for the development of various oncology immunotherapies. Over the past 25 years Dr. Maida has served in a number of executive roles, including, Chairman, CEO, COO, CSO, CFO and business development. Over recent years Dr. Maida has raised, or assisted in financings, nearly $200 million for emerging biotechnology companies. Dr. Maida serves as an advisor, consultant and technical analyst for CMX Capital, LLC, Sagamore Bioventures, Roaring Fork Capital, Toucan Capital, North Sound Capital, The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and vFinance; the later three companies are located on the East Coast. Additionally, Dr. Maida has been retained by Abraxis BioScience, Inc., Northwest BioTherapeutics, Inc. and Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, Japan). Dr. Maida holds a Ph.D. in Immunology, a B.A. degree in Biology, a B.A. Degree in History, a MBA and a MA in toxicology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO), the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), and the American Chemical Society. Dr. Maida holds a patents and patent applications associated with various therapeutic modalities and approaches.
William D. Schwieterman, M.D. William D. Schwieterman, M.D. served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2015 until the Merger with Oncotelic. During that time, he also served as a member of the Board of Directors and as its Chairman. Dr. Schwieterman has also been an independent consultant to biotech and pharmaceutical companies, including to the Company, specializing in clinical development since July 2002. Dr. Schwieterman is a board-certified internist and a rheumatologist. Dr. Schwieterman was previously a part-time employee of Perceptive Advisors, LLC, a hedge fund based in New York, New York. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Schwieterman was the Chief Medical Officer of Chelsea Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical development company, where he led the Chelsea Therapeutics clinical development team toward the approval of droxidopa for the treatment of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other neurogenerative diseases. Dr. Schwieterman was formerly Chief of the Medicine Branch and Chief of the Immunology and Infectious Disease Branch in the Division of Clinical Trials at the United States Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”). In these capacities and others, Dr. Schwieterman spent 10 years at the FDA in the Center for Biologics overseeing a wide range of clinical development plans for a large number of different types of molecules. Dr. Schwieterman holds a B.S. and M.D. from the University of Cincinnati.
Steven W. KingSteven W. King served as the CEO of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDMO) and its wholly-owned biomanufacturing subsidiary Avid Bioservices, Inc., for over 15 years, during which time the company advanced its lead compound through Phase 3 development, while growing revenues to over $55 million. Prior to joining Peregrine, Mr. King was employed at Vascular Targeting Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by Peregrine in 1997. Mr. King served in a variety of executive roles at Peregrine, including Director of Research and Development (1997 to 2000), Vice President Technology and Product development (2000 to 2002), Chief Operating officer (2002 to 2003) and Chief Executive Officer (2003 to 2017). Mr. King served on the Board of Directors of Peregrine from 2003 until 2017. Mr. King previously worked at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is co-inventor on over 40 U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications in the vascular targeting agent field. Mr. King received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas Tech University in Cell and Molecular Biology.

Dr. Trieu’s interview with Los Angeles Business Journal