Steven Engle is a non-executive director of Aroa Biosurgery. He is a resident of the United States and has been a director of Aroa Biosurgery since April 2015. He has over 20 years of executive leadership experience with public biotech companies developing breakthrough products in metabolic, autoimmune, oncologic and infectious disease areas. He is the Chief Executive Officer of CohBar, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing mitochondria-based therapeutics to treat age-related diseases and extend healthy lifespan. Before joining CohBar, Steven served as CEO of Averigon Consulting, an advisory firm to the life science industry, supporting companies through product partnering, regulatory planning, investor relations and executive management. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of XOMA Corporation, a leader in the development of therapeutic antibodies and antibody technologies. Prior to XOMA, Steven served as Chairman and CEO of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company, which discovered the biology of B cell tolerance, developed the first B cell toleragen for lupus patients, and received an approvable letter from the FDA. Earlier, he served as Vice President of Marketing for Cygnus, a drug delivery systems company, where he helped to gain FDA approval and to launch Nicotrol for smoking cessation.
Steven is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Prescient Therapeutics Ltd., an ASX listed clinical stage oncology company, and a director of the board of Author-it Software Corporation, a developer of authoring information solutions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He is a former director of industry associations, BIO, BayBio and BIOCOM, and was a member of the board of the Lupus Foundation of America.
Steven holds M.S.E.E. and B.S.E.E. degrees from the University of Texas with a focus in biomedical engineering.
Steven is considered by the Board to be an independent Director and is Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.