Thaminda Ramanayake, MBA

Chief Business Officer

Thaminda joins CureVac from Affini-T Therapeutics, where he served as Chief Business Officer and was responsible for creating the company’s business development organization. He previously served as Vice President and Global Head of Business Development in Oncology at Sanofi, where he established the Clinical Trial Supply Agreement Center of Excellence and negotiated collaborations valued in the hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. He also held positions at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals where he in-licensed numerous gene therapy and oligonucleotide-based assets in hearing loss, cardiology, neurology and other therapeutic areas, and at Amgen, where he negotiated a number of international commercialization agreements.

With an educational background in both immunology and business, Thaminda Ramanayake began his career as a scientist at Johnson & Johnson and later held a succession of Wall Street business development and consulting roles. He holds a master’s degree in immunology from the University of Rochester Strong Medical Center and completed an MBA in Finance at the University of Rochester Simon School of Business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in cellular, molecular and systems biology from Berea College.

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