Mark Rothera | President and Chief Executive Officer
Orchard Therapeutics

Mark Rothera, President and Chief Executive Officer, Orchard Therapeutics

Mark brings 28 years of experience in the bio-pharmaceutical industry including driving the transition of multiple emerging biotechnology companies from R&D stage to commercialisation. During his career, he has focused on bringing novel therapies to market for patients with rare diseases, and has launched seven orphan drugs. 
Prior to Orchard Therapeutics, Mark served as Chief Commercial Officer of PTC Therapeutics (“PTC”) where he helped transition the company from a privately funded, US-based R&D biotech to a public, commercial stage company with a 47 country commercialisation footprint. This he achieved by building a global commercialisation capability and successfully launching two rare disease therapies.
Prior to joining PTC, Mark served as Global President of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Head EMEA region at Shire Human Genetics. Mark received an M.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.


World Orphan Drug Congress USA 2018 - Conference Day One @ 09:45

Keynote CEO Panel: Gene therapy - a new paradigm for patients, new challenges for industry

  • Looking back at the commercial performance of the first generation of gene therapies- from proof of concept to the road to approval 
  • How will gene therapy innovation look in the next 10 years?
  • Considering potential new value propositions for patients, payers and the health care system
  • Strengthening clinical development, exploring novel technologies while maintaining safety- what needs to be improved? 

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