Board of Directors

The links below are to the Idenix corporate governance documents:

  • Ronald C. Renaud, Jr.

    President and CEO, Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Ronald C. Renaud has served as the president and chief executive officer of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since October 2010. Prior to this, Mr. Renaud served as the chief financial officer of Idenix from the time he joined the Company in June 2007 and was additionally appointed chief business officer in June 2010. Mr. Renaud brings a unique mix of skills to this leadership role with his finance experience at public biotechnology companies and on Wall Street, as well as his science background. Prior to joining Idenix, Mr. Renaud served as chief financial officer of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals. Prior to Keryx, he spent several years as a senior biotechnology equity analyst for leading investment banks including Bear Stearns, Schwab SoundView and JP Morgan. Additional industry experience includes Mr. Renaud’s more than five years at Amgen Inc., where he held positions in clinical research, investor relations and finance.

    Mr. Renaud holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

  • Wayne T. Hockmeyer, Ph.D.

    Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, MedImmune, Inc.

    Wayne T. Hockmeyer, Ph.D. has served as a director since February 2002. Dr. Hockmeyer founded MedImmune, Inc., a biotechnology company, in April 1988 and served until October 2000 as the chief executive officer of MedImmune. Dr. Hockmeyer formerly served as chairman of the board of directors at MedImmune. Dr. Hockmeyer also serves as a director of Advancis Pharmaceutical Corporation, GenVec, Inc., Tercica, Inc. and TolerRx, Inc. Dr. Hockmeyer was recognized, in 1998, by the University of Florida as a Distinguished Alumnus and in 2002 was awarded a Doctor of Science honoris causa from Purdue University. Dr. Hockmeyer holds a B.S. from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

    Dr. Hockmeyer is the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee.

  • Thomas R. Hodgson

    Former President and COO, Abbott Laboratories

    Thomas R. Hodgson has served as Chairman of the Board since March 2012 and as a director since February 2002. From September 1990 to January 1999, Mr. Hodgson served as the president and chief operating officer of Abbott Laboratories. From 1983 to 1990, Mr. Hodgson served as the president of Abbott International and from 1978 to 1983, Mr. Hodgson served as the president of the Hospital Products Division of Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Hodgson is a director of The St. Paul Travelers Inc. and Intermune, Inc. Mr. Hodgson holds a B.S. from Purdue University, an M.S. from the University of Michigan, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an honorary doctorate degree in engineering awarded by Purdue University.

    Mr. Hodgson is Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Compensation Committee.

  • Tamar Howson

    Former Interim CEO of S*Bio

    Tamar Howson has served as a director since March 2010. Ms. Howson has served as a member of the transaction team at JSB partners, a partnering consulting firm specializing in the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining JSB-Partners, Ms. Howson was executive vice president of business development at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals where she led the company’s partnering and licensing efforts. From 2001 to 2007, Tamar was senior vice president corporate and business development at Bristol Myers Squibb overseeing M&A, licensing and research collaborations across all businesses. In 2000 and 2001, Ms. Howson served as a business development and strategy consultant to biotechnology companies in the United States and in Europe. Ms. Howson worked at SmithKline Beecham from 1991 to 2000, where she was senior vice president and director of business development, responsible for worldwide in-licensing and business development. She also managed SR One, SmithKline Beecham’s $100 million venture capital fund. Before joining SmithKline Beecham, Ms. Howson served as vice president, venture investments at Johnson Associates, a venture capital firm, and earlier as director, worldwide business development and licensing for Squibb Corporation. In 1999, Ms. Howson received the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association “Woman of the Year” Award. Ms. Howson currently serves on the board of S*Bio Pte Ltd., as a consultant to Pitnago Venture Fund and is a member of the advisory board to Triana Venture Partners. She previously served on the boards of Ariad Pharmaceuticals, SkyPharma, NPS Pharma, Targacept, and HBA. Ms. Howson holds an M.B.A from Columbia University, a M.S. from City College of New York and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Technion in Israel.

    Ms. Howson is a member of the Audit and Nominating & Governance committees.

  • Denise Pollard-Knight, Ph.D.

    Managing Partner of Phase4 Partners

    Denise Pollard-Knight, Ph.D. has served as a director since May 2003. From January 1999 to March 2004, Dr. Pollard-Knight served as head of Healthcare Private Equity at Nomura International plc, a leading Japanese financial institution. Since April 2004, Dr. Pollard-Knight has served as head of Nomura Phase4 Partners, an affiliate of Nomura International plc. Prior to joining Nomura, Dr. Pollard-Knight was a member of Rothschild Asset Management Ltd., an investment management firm, from January 1997 to January 1999. Dr. Pollard-Knight held several research and development management positions at Amersham-Pharmacia and Fisons plc. In December 2005, Dr. Pollard-Knight became a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Heart Foundation. Dr. Pollard-Knight holds a Ph.D. and BSc (Hons) from the University of Birmingham in England. Dr. Pollard-Knight completed postdoctorate work as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Dr. Pollard-Knight is the Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

  • Charles A. Rowland Jr.

    Former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ViroPharma Incorporated

    Charles Rowland has served as a director since June 2013. Mr. Rowland is the former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ViroPharma Incorporated. He has more than 28 years of diversified experience across a broad field of financial areas and accounting, including financial reporting, tax, treasury, and strategic financial planning. Prior to joining ViroPharma, Mr. Rowland was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Endo Pharmaceuticals and served for a period as co-interim chief executive officer. Previously, he was senior vice president, chief financial officer for Biovail Pharmacueticals. He also previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Breakaway Technologies, Pharmacia, Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Mr. Rowland holds a Bachelors of Science in accounting from St. Joseph’s University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rutgers University.

    Mr. Rowland is a member of the Audit Committee.

  • Michael Wyzga

    Former President and CEO, Radius Health, Inc.

    Michael S. Wyzga has served as a director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee since March 2012. Mr. Wyzga is formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of Radius Health, Inc. Prior to joining Radius, Mr. Wyzga was Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Genzyme until its acquisition by Sanofi in April 2011. Mr. Wyzga joined Genzyme in 1998 and held primary responsibility for the firm’s financial management worldwide. He provided key leadership in the successful $20.1 billion sale of Genzyme to Sanofi, which was the second-largest acquisition in biotechnology history. Prior to joining Genzyme, Mr. Wyzga was Chief Financial Officer of Sovereign Hill Software. He previously served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of CacheLink Corporation, a client/service software company. Mr. Wyzga also held management positions at Lotus Development Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. He received an MBA from Providence College and a BS from Suffolk University.

    Mr. Wyzga is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.