Leadership

Aegerion’s management team, board and scientific advisors are leaders in their respective fields focused on research, development, commercialization and treatment of debilitating orphan diseases. We are all committed to delivering our products to people afflicted with rare diseases who need them.

 

Mary Szela

Chief Executive Officer

Mary Szela was appointed chief executive officer of Aegerion in January 2016. Previously, Ms. Szela was chief executive officer of Melinta Therapeutics until August 2015, where she led the company’s revitalization effort, accelerated the lead asset into three phase programs and oversaw key business development transactions to monetize non-core assets. Before joining Melinta, she held various management positions at Abbott Laboratories, most recently as senior vice president for global strategic marketing and services. From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Szela served as president of the $8 billion U.S. pharmaceuticals division, during which time she directed the development and launch of more than eight new pharmaceutical products and multi-billion dollar sales growth for Abbott’s flagship product, Humira®. Between 2002 and 2008, Ms. Szela managed several of Abbott’s billion-dollar U.S. pharmaceutical businesses, and was VP of U.S. commercial operations. Prior to 2001, Ms. Szela held a series of leadership positions in the Abbott Hospital Products Division. She currently serves as a member of the boards of Novo Nordisk, Coherus Biosciences, and Suneva Medical. Ms. Szela earned an M.B.A. and a B.S. in nursing from the University of Illinois.


 

Martha Carter

Chief Regulatory Officer

Martha Carter was appointed Chief Regulatory Officer of Aegerion in February 2011, bringing over 30 years of regulatory affairs experience in prescription and over-the-counter drugs, biologics, biotechnology products, and medical devices. Prior to joining Aegerion, Martha was Senior Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer at Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. where she was responsible for the company's worldwide regulatory and quality functions. Prior to this role, she was Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, for Trine Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Martha was Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for GelTex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In this role, she led the company's regulatory and quality control functions for both commercial and investigational drug products. Martha is a Fellow of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, and is a past President and Chairman of the Board. She is also a former member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Applied Clinical Trials and BioPharm. Martha holds a B.A. in Biology from Northeastern University.




Gregory Perry

Chief Financial Officer

Gregory Perry was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Aegerion in July of 2015. Mr. Perry most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Eleven Biotherapeutics. Prior to joining Eleven Biotherapeutics, Mr. Perry served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of InVivo Therapeutics. Prior to joining InVivo, he served as the Executive Vice president and Chief Financial Officer of ImmunoGen. Before that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Elixir Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Perry previously was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Transkaryotic Therapies. He has also held various financial leadership roles within PerkinElmer, Honeywell and General Electric. Mr. Perry serves on the board of directors of Ocata Therapeutics.