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Axelar AB Appoints Carl Harald Janson as CEO

Published: Monday, October 01, 2012
Last Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012
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Johan Harmenberg will continue as Axelar’s Chief Medical Officer.

Axelar AB has announced the appointment of Carl Harald Janson as new CEO.

“We are very pleased to have appointed Carl Harald Janson as our new CEO in Axelar AB”, says Göran Pettersson, Chairman of Axelar.

Pettersson continued, “Carl Harald has previously been a Member of the Board of Axelar. His broad experience in pharmaceutical development will be of great benefit to the company. Johan Harmenberg, CEO of Axelar since 2007, will continue as Chief Medical Officer.”

“I am excited to lead the experienced team of Axelar and to continue the development of AXL1717. I look forward to take this potential novel cancer treatment to proof-of-concept”, says Carl Harald Janson.

Janson continued, “I am also very pleased that Johan Harmenberg will continue as Chief Medical Officer.”

Carl Harald Janson also serves as CEO of Karolinska Developments fully owned oncology group KDev Oncology AB which includes Akinion Pharmaceuticals AB and GliGene AB.

He previously worked as Vice President Portfolio Management at Karolinska Development from 2008 to 2011. He holds an MD and PhD from Karolinska Institutet and is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) from Stockholm School of Economics.

Carl Harald has over 25 years of experience in medicine, pharmaceutical development and asset management at Astra Arcus, Danske Securities and Carnegie Investment Bank.

He currently serves as Board Director of Clanotech AB and Akinion Pharmaceuticals AB.

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