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About Us

Adam Townsend

Adam Townsend

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

Adam Townsend joined as our Chief Commercial Officer in November 2018. Prior to joining Apellis, Adam worked at Biogen in Cambridge, MA from 2010 until October 2018 with progressive leadership roles in Commercial and Corporate Development. Most recently Adam served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Prior to this Adam was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Commercial Strategy with global responsibility for the commercial teams involved with all late stage and commercial products. Whilst at Biogen Adam lead the successful launch of multiple blockbuster products in Neurology and Rare disease space. Prior to Biogen, Adam held numerous leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility in Europe at EUSA Pharma as General Manager of the UK, Ireland and Nordic Region and as the Head of Commercial, driving significant and consistent growth across multiple geographies. Prior to this Adam worked for Amgen in Zug, as part of Amgen’s European Marketing team and in the UK where he progressed to be the Head of Marketing. Adam began his career in Sales at Novartis UK. Adam received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Medical Biochemistry from the University of London, UK.
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