Amir Weisberg – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Weisberg has been leading PolyPid since 2010 and has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and CEO of start-up companies with two financial exits. Prior to PolyPid, Mr. Weisberg managed start-up companies in the Life Science sphere, from incubator stage to clinical trials, including leading the financing rounds for these companies.

Noam Emanuel, Ph.D. – Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Emanuel has vast experience in biotechnology projects, including development of drug delivery systems and immunology. His extensive expertise includes immunotherapy, vaccines, immunodiagnostics, systemic and local drug-delivery, and medical devices. Dr. Emanuel has a number of approved patents in the field of drug delivery and diagnostics. Dr. Emanuel is a co-founder of PolyPid and served as its CEO during the company’s first three years. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dikla Czaczkes Akselbrad – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Czaczkes Akselbrad spent over 12 years with Compugen the last 7 years of which as Chief Financial Officer where she played a leading role in numerous capital transactions raising over $130M. Before joining Compugen, Ms. Czaczkes Akselbrad was Chief Financial Officer of Packet Technologies Ltd., and an audit manager at Ernst & Young Israel. She holds an MBA in finance and a BA in accounting and economics, both from Tel Aviv University, and is a certified public accountant in Israel.

Shaul Mukhtar, Ph.D. – Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Shaul Mukhtar has vast experience with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals and medical devices industry. Skilled in Research and Development (R&D), business and operational management, with extensive know how in diversified key areas. Shaul spent 15 years at Teva Pharmaceuticals, the last 5 years of which Chief Operating Officer and Regional R&D manager of Teva Japan & S. Korea, where he was responsible for all the back end processes in the relevant markets, such as portfolio management, operations, R&D, QA, RA, Supply chain, sourcing and commercial readiness.

Before Joining Teva Pharmaceuticals he served as the Chief Pharmacist of the Israeli Defense Forces and VP medical technologies in Sheba Medical Center. Dr. Mukhtar holds Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and MBA in International Business Administration from Tel Aviv University.

Taunia Markvicka, PharmD, MBA - Chief Operating Officer (US)

Taunia has over 25 years of pharmaceutical experience from regulatory/clinical to new product planning and commercialization. Taunia was previously Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Symbiomix Therapeutics, a venture funded company, sold to Lupin Pharmaceuticals. She was also CCO at Pacira Pharmaceuticals, taking the company public and successfully launching EXPAREL®. Prior to Pacira, Taunia held commercial leadership positions with Advantage Healthcare, The Medicines Company, and Allergan (formerly Watson). She started her career as a hospital pharmacist and joined the pharmaceutical industry following the completion of a post-doctorate fellowship with Novartis (former Sandoz Pharmaceuticals). Taunia has over 25 years of pharmaceutical experience from regulatory/clinical to new product planning and commercialization. Taunia earned her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University/Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, after completing her Bachelors, Pharmacy at Creighton and becoming a registered pharmacist. She went on to complete her master’s in business administration at St. Joseph’s University.

Dalit Hazan – VP R&D and Regulatory Affairs

Ms. Hazan has over 20 years of diversified managerial experience in the Regulatory Affairs field. Ms. Hazan has vast experience in registration submissions of different pharmaceutical dosage forms and in different markets such as US, EU, CA, IL and rest of the world. Previously she held Regulatory Affairs managerial positions at Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Head of RA Department) as well as harmonization of RA procedures globally (as part of Global RA compliance), and Dexcel Pharma Ltd. (RA Manager). Ms. Hazan holds  an M.Sc. degree in Physiology and Pharmacology from Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.


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