Paul J. Hastings
Chairman of the Board of Directors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
Paul Hastings has served as a member of our board of directors and its chairman since October 2016. Mr. Hastings is the Chairman and CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining OncoMed in 2006, Mr. Hastings was President and Chief Executive Officer of QLT, Inc. Previous to that, Mr. Hastings served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Axys Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Celera Corporation in 2001. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Hastings served as the President of Chiron BioPharmaceuticals, a division of Chiron Corporation. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of LXR Biotechnology. Mr. Hastings also held a series of management positions of increasing responsibility at Genzyme Corporation, including serving as President of Genzyme Therapeutics Europe as well as President of Worldwide Therapeutics. Mr. Hastings also served as Vice President, Marketing and Sales and General Manager, Europe for Synergen, Inc., and previously held a series of marketing and sales management positions with Hoffmann-La Roche. Mr. Hastings was Chairman of the Board of Proteolix (sold to Onyx Pharmaceuticals in 2010), and served on the boards of ViaCell (sold to Perkin-Elmer in 2007), Cerimon Pharmaceuticals and Relypsa (sold to Galenica in 2016). He is currently on the board of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, serves as Vice Chairman of Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and is also on the board of directors of the California Life Sciences Association. Mr. Hastings received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island.