Executive Vice President, Business Development and Licensing, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Alder became our Executive Vice President for Business Development and Licensing in October 2014. Prior to joining Sucampo, he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary at Cytos Biotechnology AG, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of targeted immunotherapies, from 2013 to October 2014 .
From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Alder held various roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President Administration, General Counsel and Secretary, Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer, and Manager of Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Drug Safety and Intellectual Property at Micromet Inc., which was acquired by Amgen. Mr. Alder was also a partner in the Life Sciences Transactions Practice at Cooley LLP from 1997 to 2006, where he represented biotech companies in strategic transactions with pharmaceutical companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Alder was in-house counsel at Ciba-Geigy and Novartis.
Mr. Alder earned law degrees from the University of Basel and the University of Miami and is qualified to practice law in Switzerland and the U.S.