Amit D. Munshi, MBA

Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board

Amit D. Munshi is Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego based Arena Pharma since May 2016. Previously, Amit served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Percivia LLC, a biotechnology company (sold to JNJ). Prior to Epirus and Percivia, he was a co-founder and served as Chief Business Officer of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2005 to 2010, (sold $2.1B to AGN) and held multiple leadership positions at Amgen Inc. from 1997 to 2005, including General Manager, Nephrology Europe. Amit holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in History from the University of California, Riverside, and an M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. He has more than 30 years of global biopharmaceutical industry experience in executive management, business development, product development and portfolio management. Amit currently serves on the boards of Pulmatrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM) and Enterprise Therapeutics Ltd, and also serves as an advisor and lecturer at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate School.