Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The leadership team at Akcea brings unmatched collective experience that is critical to guide the company’s focused effort to develop and commercialize its pipeline of therapies focused on serious and rare diseases. The team values a strong partnering ethos with physicians, patients, regulators and others in the industry, to advance critically needed therapies for the benefit of people living with these life-threatening diseases.

Damien McDevitt, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

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Tracy Palmer Berns

Chief Compliance Officer

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Alex Howarth

Chief Operating Officer

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Kyle Jenne

Chief Commercial Officer

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Lisa Johnson-Pratt, M.D.

SVP, New Product Strategy

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Angelyn Lowe

Executive Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

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Kia Motesharei, Ph.D.

SVP, Business Development & Corporate Strategy

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Louis St. L. O’Dea, MB B.Ch. BAO, FRCP(C)

Chief Medical Officer

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Joshua Patterson

General Counsel

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Michael Pollock

SVP, Head of Europe

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Carla Poulson

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

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Michael D. Price

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

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Jared Rhines

SVP, Head of the Americas

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