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Ablynx N.V.. (6/13/17). "Press Release: Ablynx Appoints Markus Ewert as Chief Business Officer". Ghent.

Organisations Organisation Ablynx N.V. (Euronext Brussels: ABLX, OTC: ABYLY)
  Group Ablynx (Group)
  Organisation 2 GE Healthcare
  Group General Electric (Group)
Products Product Nanobodies®
  Product 2 healthcare
Persons Person Ewert, Markus L. E. (Ablynx 201706– CBO before GE Healthcare + Novartis + two biotech firms + Boston Consulting)
  Person 2 Moses, Edwin (Ablynx 200603– CEO before non-exec Board Member 200411– before Oxford Asymmetry)
     


Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX; OTC: ABYLY] today announced the appointment of Markus L.E. Ewert, PhD, MBA, as Chief Business Officer (CBO). Effective from 20 June 2017, Dr Ewert will lead the Company’s business development and corporate strategy activities and become a member of the Executive Committee. Dr Ewert has worked for nearly 30 years in the life sciences industry and has held a number of senior business and commercial positions.

Until recently, Dr Ewert headed the Business Development team of the Healthcare division of General Electric and in that capacity executed numerous deals. Prior to that, he worked at Novartis in its Cardiovascular and Metabolism franchise and later moved to the Molecular Diagnostics unit as Head of Strategy, Global BD&L, and M&A. Before joining Novartis, Dr Ewert was CEO of two biotech companies and had been at The Boston Consulting Group serving as an advisor to pharmaceutical and chemical companies.

Dr Ewert holds a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Heidelberg and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Welcoming Dr Ewert to the team, Dr Edwin Moses, CEO of Ablynx, said:
“Markus brings extensive experience in leading business development teams and executing licensing deals and acquisitions. Having held senior positions in big pharma as well as in biotech and consultancy firms, he is ideally suited to become part of our Executive Committee and play an important role in helping Ablynx achieve its business objectives.”

Commenting on his appointment, Dr Ewert added:
“I am very excited to join the Ablynx team and lead their business development and strategy activities. Ablynx’s Nanobody® platform has been clearly demonstrated to be a very powerful tool in the development of potentially new and important therapeutics. I am looking forward to strengthening the company’s existing relationships with pharmaceutical companies, creating new partnering and strategic opportunities to further build the product pipeline, and advancing the company.”


About Ablynx

Ablynx is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of Nanobodies, proprietary therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, which combine the advantages of conventional antibody drugs with some of the features of small-molecule drugs. Ablynx is dedicated to creating new medicines which will make a real difference to society. Today, the Company has more than 45 proprietary and partnered programmes in development in various therapeutic areas including inflammation, haematology, immuno-oncology, oncology and respiratory disease. The Company has collaborations with multiple pharmaceutical companies including AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eddingpharm, Merck & Co., Inc., Merck KGaA, Novartis, Novo Nordisk and Taisho Pharmaceuticals. The Company is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. More information can be found on www.ablynx.com.


For more information, please contact:

Ablynx
Dr Edwin Moses
CEO
t: +32 (0)9 262 00 07
m: +32 (0)473 39 50 68
e: edwin.moses@ablynx.com

Lies Vanneste
Director IR
t: +32 (0)9 262 01 37
m: +32 (0)498 05 35 79
e: lies.vanneste@ablynx.com
@AblynxABLX

Ablynx media/analyst relations:
FTI Consulting
Julia Phillips, Brett Pollard, Mo Noonan
t: +44 20 3727 1000
e: ablynx@fticonsulting.com


Disclaimer

Certain statements, beliefs and opinions in this press release are forward-looking, which reflect the Company or, as appropriate, the Company directors’ current expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described herein. A multitude of factors including, but not limited to, changes in demand, competition and technology, can cause actual events, performance or results to differ significantly from any anticipated development. Forward looking statements contained in this press release regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. As a result, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release any update or revisions to any forward-looking statements in this press release as a result of any change in expectations or any change in events, conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which these forward-looking statements are based. Neither the Company nor its advisers or representatives nor any of its parent or subsidiary undertakings or any such person’s officers or employees guarantees that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does either accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release or the actual occurrence of the forecasted developments. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

   
Record changed: 2017-06-21

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