Kemal Malik

Kemal Malik

Non-Executive Director

Kemal Malik joined the Board in June 2020. He has 30 years of experience in global pharmaceutical research and development. He has been responsible for bringing many innovative medicines through R&D to successful commercialisation. From 2014 to 2019 he was a member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG responsible for innovation across the Bayer group.

He was also responsible for Bayer LEAPS, the organizational unit responsible for strategic venturing in areas of disruptive breakthrough innovation. Prior to his appointment to the Bayer Board he was Head of Global Development and Chief Medical Officer at Bayer Healthcare for ten years. Kemal began his career in the pharmaceutical industry at Bristol-Myers Squibb with responsibilities in medical affairs, clinical development and new product commercialisation. He is non-executive director at Acceleron Pharma, a Boston based biopharmaceutical company, where he sits on the Nomination and Governance and Compensation committees. Kemal qualified in medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (Imperial College) and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

Importance of contribution

Kemal brings extensive experience in breakthrough innovation and commercialisation in the life science sector, which are highly relevant to the Board in defining the Company’s strategy and overseeing its delivery

Date of appointment

15 June 2020

Committee memberships

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination and Governance Committee