Ganesh Rajaratnam serves as AVEO Oncology’s Vice President of Business Analytics. In this role, Mr. Rajaratnam is responsible for AVEO’s enterprise-wide Business Analytics, including Commercial Analytics, Commercial Operations, Market Insights and Omnichannel Strategy and Operations.
Mr. Rajaratnam has more than 15 years of diverse experience spanning multiple therapeutic areas within the biopharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Before joining AVEO in 2020, he served as the Director of Field Operations at AMAG Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for all aspects of field operations, including supporting go-to-market modeling and launch execution for bremelanotide. Prior to this role, Mr. Rajaratnam held roles of increasing responsibility in finance and various rotational positions spanning investor relations, sales, managed care, and field operations at Alkermes. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rajaratnam held positions of increasing responsibility in Finance at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Mr. Rajaratnam earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Miami (FL) and a Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University Sawyer Business School.
Mr. Mayes is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Reunion Neuroscience Inc. and has over 20 years of pharmaceutical drug development experience. Before Reunion, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Antios Therapeutics. Prior to his service at Antios, Mr. Mayes raised $40 million from prominent investors and founded the clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, Engage Therapeutics, to develop a product candidate for seizures. Engage was sold to UCB in 2020 in a deal valued at $270 million following the successful completion of its randomized, phase 2b clinical study. Prior to Engage, Mr. Mayes played an integral role in the growth of Advaxis Immunotherapies (NASDAQ: ADXS), a biotech company developing immuno-oncology therapies for patients with hard-to-treat cancers through its bacterial vector system, Lm Technology™. As its Chief Operating Officer, he was instrumental in helping to secure in excess of $200 million in follow-on funding and developing partnerships with companies such as Amgen, AstraZeneca and Merck & Co. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Mayes served as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at ImClone Systems Corporation. During his tenure at ImClone, Mr. Mayes supported the clinical development and commercialization of ERBITUX® and contributed significantly to activities that resulted in its acquisition by Eli Lilly for $6.5 billion in 2008. Mr. Mayes is a cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, where he was recognized as a Remembrance Scholar and he earned his J.D. degree magna cum laude from the Temple University School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor on the Temple Law Review. Mr. Mayes has served as a director of AVEO since 2019 and is a member of the compensation and nominating and governance committees.
Anthony B. Evnin, Ph.D. served as a Partner at Venrock, a venture capital firm, from 1975 through 2021. Dr. Evnin currently serves on the Board of Directors of AVEO Pharmaceuticals and Infinity Pharmaceuticals as well as on the Boards of two private companies, Constellation Pharmaceuticals and Juno Therapeutics. He is a Trustee of The Rockefeller University, a Member of the Board of Overseers and Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a Trustee of The Jackson Laboratory, a Director of the New York Genome Center, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, and a Trustee Emeritus of Princeton University. Dr. Evnin received an A.B. in chemistry from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Evnin has served as a director of AVEO since 2002 and is the chairperson of the nominating and governance committee and a member of the audit committee.
Kenneth M. Bate has served as Chairman since December 2021. Mr. Bate is currently an independent biotech industry consultant. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Archemix, Inc. from May 2009 to January 2012. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Bate served in various positions at Nitromed, Inc., most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Bate served as Chief Financial Officer and head of commercial operations of Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Bate served as the Chairman of the Board of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2011 to 2015. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of AVEO, Mr. Bate serves on the Board of Genocea Biosciences, Inc., Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Epizyme, Inc. and TransMedics, Inc. Mr. Bate received his B.A. in Chemistry from Williams College and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Bate has served as a director of AVEO since 2007 and is the current chairperson of the audit committee and is a member of nominating and governance committee.