Fusion Pharmaceuticals appoints Mohit Rawat as President and Chief Business Officer
by CM Staff
Mr. Rawat brings experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, with expertise in corporate strategy, business development and commercial execution, including product development, launch planning and commercialization.
HAMILTON and BOSTON — Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company focused on developing next-generation radiopharmaceuticals as precision medicines, announced the appointment of Mohit Rawat as President and Chief Business Officer. Mr. Rawat brings experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, with expertise in corporate strategy, business development and commercial execution, including product development, launch planning and commercialization.
“We are delighted to welcome Mohit to Fusion during a period of rapid growth for the Company, with plans to have a third program in the clinic by the middle of 2022, and in a time of expanding interest in radiopharmaceuticals as precision medicines,” said Chief Executive Officer John Valliant, Ph.D. “We have used our platform and partnerships to build a deep pipeline of targeted alpha therapies with an emphasis on creating differentiated radiopharmaceuticals. As we progress, we look forward to leveraging Mohit’s corporate strategy, business development, and commercial leadership experience acquired from his previous positions at multiple large pharmaceutical companies. Mohit will focus on advancing Fusion’s agenda by capitalizing on our efforts to create first-in class radiopharmaceuticals and establish global strategic partnerships while planning ahead for pipeline and commercial success.”
Mr. Rawat was most recently vice president and global disease lead for the $3 billion CML franchise (including asciminib/ABL001 and TASIGNA) at Novartis Oncology where he helped bring forward for approval the FDA-designated priority review STAMP inhibitor asciminib. Prior to this role, he was the U.S. marketing director for COSENTYX, where he led multiple commercial and strategic efforts for Novartis’ products; and executive director, early-stage pipeline, for NASH, cardiovascular, renal and metabolism, also at Novartis. Before joining Novartis, Mr. Rawat was asset team lead, senior director, immunology and neuroscience at AbbVie Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he was with McKinsey and Company, where he was a leader in the biopharmaceutical practice and led client teams on business development, research and development, product commercialization and strategy projects.
Mr. Rawat holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.S. in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a certificate in finance from Sloane School of Management at MIT, and M. Tech. and B. Tech. degrees in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).