Mission-Driven Leadership, With Global Experience in Innovative Therapies
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Meet the Apobiologix Leadership Team.

Apobiologix is a division of ApoPharma USA, Inc, which is a member of the Apotex Group of Companies. Apotex is the largest privately-owned Canadian pharmaceutical company.

Our senior leadership brings decades of experience in research, development, and marketing of innovative pharmaceutical solutions.

Steve Lydeamore
Steve Lydeamore
President, Apobiologix

With Apotex since 2006

22 years' experience in pharmaceuticals

Formerly with FH Faulding & Co. Ltd, Mayne Pharma Limited


Mike Woolcock
Mike Woolcock
Senior VP, Commercial Operations

With Apotex since 2012

28 years' experience in pharmaceuticals

Previously with Amgen and P&G

BS Biochemistry & Genetics

José L. Iglesias
José L. Iglesias
VP Medical and Clinical Affairs

With Apotex since 2016

26 years' experience in pharmaceuticals

Previously with Biothera, Bionomics, Celgene, Abraxis Bioscience, Amgen, Eli Lilly


Omar Jabri
Omar Jabri
Senior Patent Counsel

With Apotex since 2011

10 years of legal experience

Previously with Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP (NYC), Wilson Sonsini PC (NYC)

Hon. BSc (Neuroscience), JD, LLM

Jim Van Lieshout
Jim Van Lieshout
VP, Market Access and Pharmacy Strategy

With Apotex since 1999

34 years' experience in pharmaceuticals

Previously with P&G, Searle, CIBA-Geigy, Geneva, and Proligo

BS in Chemistry

Mike Woolcock
Michael Ascenzo
Global Director, Business Development

With Apotex since 2003

13 years' experience in pharmaceuticals

BA Economics, MBA Marketing & Strategic Management

Dr. Jason Dowd
Dr. Jason Dowd
Director, Product Development, Biopharmaceuticals

With Apotex since 2009

14 years' experience in pharmaceuticals

Previously with Bayer, INEX, and StemCell Technologies

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dr. Kalpna Desai
Dr. Kalpna Desai
Director, Clinical Programs

With Apotex since 2003

25 years' experience in both branded and generic pharmaceuticals

Formerly with GSK

PhD in Biochemistry, with additional postdoctoral research

Nirmesh Shah
Dr. Nirmesh Shah
Director, Medical Affairs

With Apotex since 2015

10 years' experience in pharmaceuticals

Previously with Quintiles Transnational, Johnson & Johnson, and Sunovion


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