People: Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (ZYNE.OQ)
20 Mar 2019
Mr. John P. Butler is Independent Director of the company. John P. Butler was appointed as a member of our Board of Directors in April 2018. Mr. Butler has served as the president and chief executive Officer of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since September 2013 and a member of its board of directors since July 2013. Previously Mr. Butler served as the chief executive officer of Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in October 2012 prior to the successful sale of its hemophilia assets to Cangene Corporation and Baxter International in early 2013. From 1997 to 2011, Mr. Butler held various positions at Genzyme Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, most recently serving as president of the company's rare genetic diseases business. From 2002 until 2010, Mr. Butler led Genzyme's renal division. Prior to his work at Genzyme, Mr. Butler held sales and marketing positions at Amgen and Hoffmann-La Roche. He was a member of the board of directors of Relypsa, Inc. from September 2013 to September 2016, and chairman of the board of directors of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a commercial stage company developing innovative products for people with renal disease, from December 2015 to September 2017. Additionally, he served as the chairman of the American Kidney Fund board of trustees from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Butler received a B.A. in Chemistry from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. degree from Baruch College, City University of New York. Mr. Butler brings significant operational and commercial experience in the biotechnology sector to our Board, including the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of rare and near rare diseases.
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