Board of Directors

Our board of directors has combined decades of pharma, biotech and business expertise.
Their combined strategic, financial, scientific and medical experience enhances the value we bring, by guiding us toward our shared vision to deliver safe, effective, and life-improving medicines to people living with immune-inflammatory diseases.
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Ruth Alon, M.B.A.


Ruth Alon has served on our board of directors since March 2010. Ms. Alon is currently the founder and chief executive officer of Medstrada, an advisory and consultancy firm in the healthcare and foodtech sectors. From 1997 to 2016, Ms. Alon has served as a general partner in Pitango Venture Capital, where she headed the life sciences activities and has led several of its portfolio companies to successful acquisitions, among them Disc-O-Tech, Colbar, Ventor and Optonol. Prior to her tenure at Pitango, Ms. Alon held senior analyst positions with Montgomery Securities from 1981 to 1987, Kidder Peabody & Co. from 1987 to 1993 and Genesis Securities, LLC from 1993 to 1996, and managed her own independent consulting business in San Francisco in the medical devices industry from 1995 to 1996. Ms. Alon was the founder and chairperson of Israel Life Science Industry, a not-for-profit organization representing the mutual goals of the then approximately 1000 Israeli life science companies. She was also the co-founder of the Israeli Advanced Technology Industries, or IATI, an umbrella organization of the hi-tech and life sciences industries in Israel, which includes venture capital funds, research and development centers of multinational corporations and others. Ms. Alon is also a board member of Moringa Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: MACA) and Alpha TAU (Nasdaq: DRTS) and of several privately held companies, including Treos Bio, Phoska Biopharma and Blue Tree Technologies. She is the chairperson of Brainsgate (privately held).

Ms. Alon has a B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, an M.B.A. from Boston University, and an M.Sc. from the Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons.