Mike Grey

Executive Chairman

Mike Grey is executive chairman of the Amplyx Board of Directors. He also serves as venture partner at Pappas Ventures.  Previously he founded and was president and chief executive officer at Lumena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company developing treatments for pediatric and adult orphan diseases, until its acquisition by Shire plc.

Mike has 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and has held senior positions at a number of companies, including president and chief executive officer of Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., president and chief executive officer of SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Eli Lilly in 2008, president and chief executive officer of Trega Biosciences, Inc., which was acquired by Lion Bioscience in 2001, and president of BioChem Therapeutic Inc. For approximately 20 years, Mike served in various roles with Glaxo, Inc. and Glaxo Holdings plc, culminating in his position as vice president, corporate development and head of international licensing.

Mike serves on the board of directors of Balance Therapeutics, Inc., BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Biothera Pharmaceutical, Inc., Horizon Pharma plc, and Mirati Therapeutics, Inc.