Ms. Soteropoulos currently serves as lead independent director of the Board. She has more than 30 years of rare disease biopharma industry experience in strategic and operational leadership areas including drug development, global commercialization, manufacturing, new company formation and company building. In addition to a strong focus on rare disease, her career spans a broad range of therapeutic areas including cardiovascular and metabolism, neurology, infectious disease, renal, and transplant and oncology. She currently serves as Executive Chairman of Ensoma and as a member of the Board of Directors of uniQure. Previously, she served as founding CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Akcea Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing medicines to treat patients with serious and rare diseases. Prior to Akcea, she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cardiometabolic and Rare Disease Businesses and Strategic Alliances at Moderna, Inc. where she led key strategic alliances and built preclinical programs and alliances. Before Moderna, Ms. Soteropoulos spent more than 20 years at Genzyme Corporation where she held positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President and General Manager, Cardiovascular, Rare Diseases. In this role, Ms. Soteropoulos led all aspects of the cardiovascular business from early portfolio prioritization of science and new business development opportunities through commercialization. Ms. Soteropoulos earned an executive management certificate from the University of Virginia – Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University. 
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