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Mahkam "Maky" Zanganeh, DDS

Director
Mahkam “Maky” Zanganeh, D.D.S ,MBA , was appointed to our Board of Directors in February 2017. Dr. Zanganeh is currently Founder and CEO of Maky Zanganeh and Associates, an executive management and consulting firm. Previously, from August 2012 to September 2015, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of Pharmacyclics Inc., where she was instrumental in managing all the internal functions of the organization as well as closing several key deals for the company, including the strategic collaboration and licensing deal with Janssen Biotech, Inc. in 2011 and the sale of the company in 2015 to AbbVie for $21B. She was also served as Chief of Staff and Chief Business Officer of Pharmacyclics from December 2011 to July 2012 and Vice President, Business Development from August 2008 to November 2011. Prior to joining Pharmacyclics Inc., Dr. Zanganeh served as President Director General (2007-2008) for the French government bio-cluster project initiative in France, establishing alliances and developing small life science businesses regionally. From September 2003 to August 2008, Dr. Zanganeh served as Vice President of Business Development for Robert W. Duggan & Associates. Dr. Zanganeh also served as worldwide Vice President of Training & Education (2002-2003) and President Director General for Europe, Middle East and Africa (1998-2002) for Computer Motion Inc., the world initiator of medical robotics. Dr. Zanganeh received a DDS degree from Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France and MBA from Schiller International University in France.