Hans T. Schambye, MD PhD
Hans Schambye is a seasoned biotech entrepreneur with extensive experience in drug discovery and development. Previously, Hans served as the Chief Executive Officer of ReceptIcon from 2006 to 2009 and as the CEO of Gastrotech Pharma A/S from 2004 to 2006. Before joining Gastrotech, he was Director of Biology and Pharmacology and Head of Portfolio Management at Maxygen, a US biotech company. Hans has co-founded several biotech companies, including ProFound Pharma A/S, a Danish biotech company, which was acquired by Maxygen in 2000. Prior to this he had a successful research career at Stanford University and Copenhagen University within the field of receptor biology. Hans holds an MD from Odense University and a PhD in Medical Sciences from Copenhagen University.
Jon Freve brings more than 20 years of financial experience in the biotechnology sector. Prior to joining Galecto, Jon served as CFO and Treasurer of Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, a publicly listed clinical stage biotechnology company, and before that, as Sr. Director of Finance at Santaris Pharma. He began his career at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked in audit and transaction services. Jon has worked on several successful initial public offerings, secondary offerings, mergers and acquisitions and is a certified public accountant. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.