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US dermatology top boss moves to Danish biotech firm

Draupnir Bio, which landed DKK 225m from four venture funds last year, will soon get a new boss in the form of Andrew Hotchkiss, who has previously worked as the CEO of Dermira. Further, the company is upgrading its board with a former Abbvie and Amgen executive.

Draupnir Bio CSO Simon Glerup | Photo: Draupnir Bio / PR

Danish biotech company, which raised DKK 225m (USD 36.2m) in capital in 2019  from a series of European venture funds including Novo Seeds will be changing its CEO.

Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Simon Glerup leaves the company, which is developing a tablet against blood clots in the heart. Now, he will function as the CSO and board member of the firm, while Andrew Hotchkiss, who has previously worked for Eli Lilly-owned biotech firm Dermira, will take on the role of CEO, according to a Wednesday press release.

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