March 24, 2022

Imbria Appoints John Young to its Board of Directors

Imbria Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage, cardio-metabolic company developing novel therapies designed to enhance cellular energetics, today announced the appointment of biopharmaceutical industry veteran John Young, to its board of directors.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome John to our board of directors,” said Anne Prener, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Imbria Pharmaceuticals. “John brings over three decades of experience from his extensive and multifaceted career of proven leadership, strategic acumen, business development and expertise in the clinical advancement and worldwide market potential of innovative medicines across various therapeutic areas. We believe his insights and experience will be invaluable as we continue to execute on our mission to bring new therapeutic options to patients with serious cardio-metabolic diseases.”

“I am honored to join the Imbria board of directors and to work alongside a team that has such deep expertise in both rare and common cardiac diseases. I am very excited about Imbria’s approach with its lead asset, ninerafaxstat, which is differentiated and uniquely positioned to bring value to patients and providers who are looking for new treatment options to improve cardiac energetics and function,” said Mr. Young. “I look forward to partnering with the board and leadership team during this pivotal time and helping to guide them through the next phase of the company’s development.”

John Young currently serves as group president and senior advisor to the Pfizer chief executive officer prior to his retirement from Pfizer in mid-2022. A scientist by training, John has almost 35 years of experience with Pfizer and has held several senior positions across the organization. Most recently, John was group president, chief business officer at Pfizer. He also played an integral role in the collaborations that led to the successful development and delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Prior to this role, John was the group president of Pfizer Innovative Health, which included six business units focused on developing innovative medicines or vaccines, and on increasing access for patients impacted by diseases with significant unmet need. John will serve as a member of the board of directors of Haleon, the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer when it is separated later this year. He also serves on the board of Johnson Controls International (JCI). John holds a BSc in Biological Science from Glasgow University and an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School.

Komal Joshi
Imbria Pharmaceuticals, Inc.