People: Assembly Biosciences Inc (ASMB.OQ)
18 Apr 2019
Ms. Helen S. Kim is an Independent Director of Assembly Biosciences Inc. Ms. Kim joined our Board in March 2018. From November 2014 until January 2018, Ms. Kim served as executive vice president of business development at Kite Pharma, Inc. where she led all business and corporate development initiatives including its sale to Gilead in September 2017. From January 2012 to January 2014, Ms. Kim served as strategic advisor to NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and from August 2009 to January 2012, Ms. Kim served as chief business officer of NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Kim’s additional industry experience includes executive positions at Kosan Biosciences, Affymax, Inc., Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Protein Design Labs, Inc. and Chiron Corporation. In addition to her industry experience, from August 2003 to November 2007, Ms. Kim served as chief program officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Currently, she serves as a director on the board of Exicure, Inc., a public company, and Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. Ms. Kim formerly served as a director and member of the audit committee of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS) and WCCT Global, Inc. and a director of Foresight Labs, VISION 4. Ms. Kim received a B.S. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Among other experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills, Ms. Kim’s extensive experience in leadership roles in biotechnology companies led to the conclusion of our Board that she should serve as a director of the Company in light of our business and structure.
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