Corcept Therapeutics Appoints Gillian M. Cannon, PhD, to Board of Directors
November 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST
MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT), a commercial-stage company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs to treat severe metabolic, oncologic and psychiatric disorders by modulating the effects of the stress hormone cortisol, announced today that Gillian M. Cannon, PhD, has joined the company’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Cannon brings to Corcept more than 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where she has served in leadership roles at Merck and Co. Inc., UCB Inc. and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. In her 27-year career at Merck, Dr. Cannon held a variety of senior positions, including Global Vice President for Commercial Operations at Merck’s start-up biosimilar business, Merck BioVentures; Business Unit Head for Merck’s specialty products franchise; and Global Commercial Head of its neuroscience franchise. She is currently President of Alyvant and Executive in Residence for Roivant Sciences.
“I am very pleased to welcome Gillian to our board,” said Joseph K. Belanoff, MD, Corcept’s Chief Executive Officer. “Her extensive experience in pharmaceutical commercial operations, marketing and sales and her track record of devising and gaining acceptance for innovative solutions will help us advance our pipeline of proprietary, selective cortisol modulators.”
At first glance, she has an extensive experience in the EU pharmaceuticals industry (UCB, Belgium).