Press Release - June 16, 2021
Heidelberg, Germany, June 16, 2021 – Affimed N.V. (Nasdaq: AFMD), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company committed to giving patients back their innate ability to fight cancer, today announced the appointment of Ms. Uta Kemmerich-Keil as director on its Supervisory Board effective immediately. The appointment was approved during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 15, 2021.
“We are pleased to welcome Uta to Affimed’s Supervisory Board,” said Dr. Thomas Hecht, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “Uta brings unique and very deep and extensive executive experience in the life sciences industry. With over 20 years of leadership roles in driving higher business performance for global pharmaceutical companies, Uta will play a critical role in guiding Affimed as we expand and advance our pipeline of novel immuno-oncology therapies and prepare for the next step in our growth.”
Ms. Kemmerich-Keil brings senior executive, finance and M&A expertise to Affimed and over 20 years of executive experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Most recently she led the international personal healthcare business of P&G and has over 19 years of experience at Merck KGaA, where she served, inter alia, as CEO of the global OTC- and global Allergy business, EVP Finance, Investor Relations and M&A. Ms. Kemmerich-Keil is a board member of several public and privately held companies like Schott AG, Gothaer Versicherung AG and Röchling S.E. She is a Board Member and member of the Audit Committee of Karo Pharma AB (listed OMX Stockholm). She holds a M.Sc. (Economics) and a M.A. (Roman Philology) from Freiburg University and a Licence from Nouvelle Sorbonne, Paris.
Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company committed to giving patients back their innate ability to fight cancer by actualizing the untapped potential of the innate immune system. The company’s proprietary ROCK® platform enables a tumor-targeted approach to recognize and kill a range of hematologic and solid tumors, enabling a broad pipeline of wholly-owned and partnered single agent and combination therapy programs. The ROCK® platform predictably generates customized innate cell engager (ICE®) molecules, which use patients’ immune cells to destroy tumor cells. This innovative approach enabled Affimed to become the first company with a clinical-stage ICE®. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, with offices in New York, NY, Affimed is led by an experienced team of biotechnology and pharmaceutical leaders united by a bold vision to stop cancer from ever derailing patients’ lives. For more about the company’s people, pipeline and partners, please visit: www.affimed.com.
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