Nanoform Finland Plc (“Nanoform”), an innovative nanoparticle medicine enabling company, will convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on November 17, 2021, at 14:00 EEST to elect Jeanne Thoma as a new board member. The notice to the EGM was published simultaneously with this company announcement.
Jeanne Thoma, a renowned global executive in the pharma industry, spent the first part of her career at BASF in New Jersey, USA, where she rose to leadership positions in the pharmaceutical ingredients business, including within global sales, marketing, manufacturing operations, and supply chain. Ms. Thoma holds dual US and Irish citizenship.
After almost 15 years at BASF, Ms. Thoma moved to Basel, Switzerland, to join Lonza AG, starting as Executive Vice President and CHRO in charge of human resources globally, before taking responsibility as COO and President of the Microbial Control Sector, a CHF 1.6bn business with 30 sites and 3000 employees in 23 countries. During her time at Lonza, Ms. Thoma was a member of the Lonza AG Management Committee, reporting directly to the CEO.
After more than 10 years in Basel, Ms. Thoma returned to the US to work as an advisor on finance and M&A matters, before again taking an operative role, this time as President and CEO of SPI Pharma, a global pharmaceutical ingredients company in Wilmington, DE, US.
Today Ms. Thoma serves as independent director on the boards of ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc., Avid Bioservices Inc. and Vectura Group Plc. Jeanne has served two four-year terms on the Board of Directors for DCAT (Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association, Inc.) and she currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to DCAT.
Electing Ms. Thoma to the Board of Directors of Nanoform is subject to the decision made at Nanoform’s EGM on November 17, 2021.
Prof. Edward Hæggström, Nanoform CEO, said: “Following the successful completion of our clinical trial and commercial expansion, we’ve reached an exciting point in Nanoform’s growth trajectory and are delighted to welcome Ms. Thoma as a new board member during this busy time. Her remarkable career speaks for itself, and her insights will be invaluable as we continue on our mission to touch the lives of a billion patients worldwide through our game-changing nanoforming technologies.”
Jeanne Thoma commented, “Patients stand to benefit greatly from increased uptake of technological innovations in pharma. In my role as board member, I look forward to being a part of Nanoform’s journey, developing life-changing therapeutics and transforming patients’ lives by continuing to expand the reach of its unique nanoforming technologies.”