Tom Saylor is an experienced executive with extensive capabilities building and managing entrepreneurial organizations. His experience includes fundraising, strategy development, in- and out-licensing, and acquisitions in Asia, Europe and the United States. Tom has served as CEO of six emerging biotech companies in the US, Europe and Asia covering drug development, drug delivery and formulation technologies, and pharmaceutical marketing. Tom has been actively involved in public policy as a member of the Executive Committee of the British North America Committee and Vice-Chairman and a member of the board of EuropaBio, the European bioindustry association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Georgia Tech College of Sciences, the Advisory Board of Georgia Tech Lorraine University, the Advisory Board of the Next in Education and Emory Brain Health Center Advisory Council. He was recently appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Georgia Research Alliance. In the Administration of President Jimmy Carter, Tom was appointed as deputy head and Chief Operating Officer of the Foreign Agricultural Service where he led a number of international trade negotiations for the United States. He also served as a foreign trade advisor on the staff of Senator Hubert Humphrey. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from Harvard University and undertook doctoral work in neurochemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany.