Shafique Virani

Chief Corporate Development Officer

Shafique Virani, M.D., has served as our Chief Corporate Development Officer since March 2020. He also served as our interim Chief Medical Officer from June 2022 to June 2023. Prior to joining us, he was Chief Executive Officer of Navire Pharma and CoA Therapeutics (each a subsidiary of BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.) from September 2017 to December 2019 and June 2018 to December 2019, respectively. He also served as Chief Executive Officer in Residence of BioBridge LLC from June 2017 to December 2019. Prior to BridgeBio, he assumed a 13-year long tenure at Genentech/Roche from January 2004 to June 2017 as Vice President and Global Head of Neuroscience, ophthalmology and rare disease partnering where he helped build a portfolio of medicines including Risdiplam for spinal muscular atrophy, Enspryng for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and several therapeutics in the mid-late stage clinical pipeline via licensing and acquisitions. Dr. Virani trained as a neurosurgeon in Cambridge, UK and Boston and received his M.D. from the University of Nottingham.