Senior Leadership

Highly experienced and fully focused on building a company at the forefront of gastrointestinal and infectious diseases management.

Dror Ben-Asher, CEO

Dror Ben-Asher, Co-Founder of RedHill, was previously with ProSeed Capital, a European corporate finance boutique. Mr. Ben-Asher is a graduate of the University of Oxford (M.Jur.) and completed LL.M. studies at Harvard University. At Harvard, Mr. Ben-Asher was also a Fulbright Scholar focusing on the pharmaceutical industry and markets, an Olin Fellow for Law, Economics and Business, and an Economics Teaching Fellow at Harvard’s Economics Department. Dror Ben-Asher received an LL.B. with distinction (First Class Honours) from the University of Leicester.

Gilead Raday, Chief Operating Officer

Gilead Raday previously served as interim CEO of Sepal Pharma, and as a director at TK Signal and Morria Biopharmaceuticals. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (M.Sc. in Bioscience Enterprise) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (M.Sc. Neurobiology, BSc Mathematics and Biology).

Adi Frish, Chief Corporate & Business Development Officer

Adi Frish brings extensive business development and transactional experience to RedHill. Prior to joining RedHill, he served as VP Business Development at Medigus (TASE: MDGS). Mr. Frish was previously a partner at Y. Ben-Dror & Co. He is a graduate of Bar Ilan University (LL.M.) and Essex University (LL.B. with Honors).

Guy Goldberg, Chief Business Officer

Prior to joining RedHill, Guy Goldberg served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Eagle Pharmaceuticals, a specialty injectable drug development company, based in New Jersey. Previously, Mr. Goldberg was a member of the investment team at ProQuest Investments, a healthcare focused venture capital firm. He previously served as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and holds a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Micha Ben Chorin, CFO

Mr. Ben Chorin has over 20 years of financial management experience with specific expertise in financing, M&A and international operations. He was a member of the team that built GVT (currently Telefonica Brazil). Most recently, Mr. Ben Chorin served as CFO of Pyramid Analytics and he previously served as CFO of Starhome B.V. Mr. Ben Chorin holds an M.A. and a B.A. from Tel-Aviv University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rick D. Scruggs, Chief Commercial Officer, Head of US Operations

With more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Scruggs brings extensive knowledge in commercial operations and business development. He most recently served as executive vice president of business development at Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Salix”), until its acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (now Bausch Health Companies Inc.). Mr. Scruggs joined Salix in 2000, after working at Oclassen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. At Salix, Mr. Scruggs helped build the company’s commercial organization, serving in various sales and commercial trade-related positions. He was appointed executive vice president in 2011 and was responsible for all business development activities as well as the worldwide distribution of Salix’s innovative products and intellectual property. Mr. Scruggs also served as chairperson of the board of directors of Oceana Therapeutics, Salix’s European subsidiary.

Reza Fathi, PhD, Senior VP R&D

Prior to joining RedHill, Dr. Fathi served as Director of Research Operations at XTL Biopharmaceuticals. He was previously at VivoQuest, PharmaGenics, Metrigen, Enzo Biochem and the Harvard Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology. Dr. Fathi graduated from Rutgers University (Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Fellow) and Texas Tech University (BSc).

David Wasserman, Senior VP Alliance & Project Management

David Wasserman has over 33 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with extensive expertise in domestic and global business Alliance Management, licensing and international distribution activities. Prior to joining RedHill, Mr. Wasserman served as Executive Director Global Business Alliance Management at Salix Pharmaceuticals, managing various areas of the Business Development Search and Evaluation Team. Mr. Wasserman has extensive experience in start-up and historically established companies and strong proficiencies in due diligence, business analytics, and product portfolio life cycle management. Prior to joining Salix, Mr. Wasserman was Director of Sales Training and Career Development at Watson Pharmaceuticals (now Actavis) and the Dermatology Division at Glaxo PLC. Mr. Wasserman has also help positions as a Regional Sales Manager at Astellas, PharmaDerm, and Oclassen Pharmaceuticals.

June Almenoff, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, Chief Medical Officer

June Almenoff, M.D., Ph.D., FACP is an accomplished executive with over twenty years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Almenoff served as Principal Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Furiex Pharmaceuticals, leading the development of Viberzi® up to its approval in 2015. Prior to joining Furiex, Dr. Almenoff worked at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where she held various positions of increasing responsibility. During her twelve years at GSK, Dr. Almenoff served as Vice President in the Clinical Safety organization and led the development of pioneering systems for minimizing risk in drug development. Dr. Almenoff was appointed as a member of RedHill’s Scientific Advisory Board in 2016. She has recently served as a Board member and advisor to numerous biopharma companies. She received her B.A. cum laude from Smith College and graduated with AOA honors from the M.D.-Ph.D. program at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. She completed post-graduate medical training at Stanford University Medical Center and served on the faculty of Duke University School of Medicine.

Rob Jackson, Senior VP Sales & Marketing

Rob Jackson has a strong track record of success leading and executing new product launches and brand management across the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Prior to joining RedHill, Mr. Jackson served in commercial leadership roles at Bioventus, most recently as the National Director of Market Access for the surgical business unit. Mr. Jackson served as Group Brand Director for the ulcerative colitis and purgative franchises at Salix Pharmaceuticals and alsoled new product launches for Vicuron Pharmaceuticals and Merck & Co. Mr. Jackson received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fitchburg State College and an MBA from Ball State University.

Patricia Anderson, Senior VP Regulatory Affairs

Patricia Anderson has over 30 years of experience in regulatory affairs, developing numerous successful submissions to regulatory agencies across North America and Europe. Prior to joining RedHill, Ms. Anderson served as VP of Regulatory Services at MAPI SRS and as a member of the Executive Steering Committee for SRS, responsible for the business unit for regulatory consulting. She also served in various regulatory affairs positions at PharmApprove International Regulatory Consultants, Hyal Pharmaceutical Corporation and Bayer Canada. Ms. Anderson graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology from York University and a M.Sc. in Regulatory Affairs from University of Hertfordshire. Ms. Anderson received a Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society and Ms. Anderson was also honored as a Fellow of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.

Bob J. Gilkin, Senior VP Market Access & Trade Relations

Robert J. Gilkin is an accomplished senior healthcare and pharmaceutical executive with more than 20 years of experience. Mr. Gilkin previously served as a Vice President of Market Access at Synergy Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Mr. Gilkin was a Principal and Payer Strategy Consultant at Filias Healthcare Marketing Strategy Group, LLC. Mr. Gilkin also previously served as Vice President, Payer Strategy at Gemini Health, LLC (Havas Health & You) and as Director of Contract Strategy at AstraZeneca. Mr. Gilkin is a licensed pharmacist from Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy and an MBA graduate from Philadelphia University.

Steven Thomasian, VP Supply Chain

Steven Thomasian has over ten years of experience in supply chain, supplier management and developing alliance and supply chain functionality. Mr. Thomasian most recently held the position of Vice President of Supply Chain at Kala Pharmaceuticals and, prior to that, at Cempra Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Thomasian served as Executive Director of Global Supply Chain and Logistics at Salix Pharmaceuticals, and a Director of Supply Chain at Orexigen Therapeutics. Mr. Thomasian received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Purchasing and Materials Management in the University of Massachusetts Lowell and completed seminars on pharmaceuticals supply chains.

Reginald Williams, VP Quality

Mr. Williams, RedHill’s VP of Quality, is an accomplished executive with expertise in strategic planning, implementation and oversight of quality assurance programs. Mr. Williams has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry building sustainable quality organizations. Prior to joining RedHill, Mr. Williams served as Director of Quality Assurance at Humacyte Inc. where he led the development of the company’s quality assurance program and the overall strategic planning for quality assurance, validation and quality control. Mr. Williams served for 10 years as Senior Manager Quality Operations at Salix Pharmaceuticals where he led quality oversight for 12 drug products. Mr. Williams also previously served as Associate Director of QA, GMP/GLP at Chimerix Inc. and in various Quality leadership positions at Amgen, Eli Lilly and Merck & Co.

Danielle Abramson, PhD, Senior VP Global Head of IP

Dr. Danielle Abramson is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in Life Sciences intellectual property law. As a member of the global leadership team, Dr. Abramson formulates and executes the Company’s strategy to protect its core intellectual property assets, while providing IP support to a broad range of groups including R&D, Corporate Development, and external collaborations. Dr. Abramson manages, oversees and directs IP litigation relating to the Company’s products and technologies, including devising and implementing litigation strategy and working with outside IP litigation counsel. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University and graduated with a Ph.D. from Brown University’s Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology.

Aida Bibliowicz, VP Clinical Affairs Europe

Aida Bibliowicz has wide-ranging experience in drug development and clinical development international programs. Prior to joining RedHill Ms. Bibliowicz worked as Director, Project Management and Regulatory Affairs at Cato Research Israel, overseeing large multinational clinical studies in various indications. Ms. Bibliowicz holds a M.Sc. in Quality Assurance and Reliability from the Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, and an MBA from the Tel Aviv University.

Einav Nagar-Brenner, Executive Director of Finance

Einav Nagar-Brenner is a highly experienced Finance Director who learnt her trade at PriceWaterhouseCoopers - where she was a key part of the Teva Pharmaceuticals audit management team. A former Intelligence Officer with the Israel Defense Forces, Einav joined RedHill from Vizrt, where she led finance teams as Financial Controller. Previously, she was the Controller of Viola Ventures. Einav is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. in Economics, Accounting & Business Administration and an MBA (Masters in Financial Management), both from Tel Aviv University.

Michelle Snelling, VP Human Resources

Michelle Snelling has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining RedHill, Ms. Snelling spent 15 years at Salix Pharmaceuticals in progressively more senior HR roles; building HR functions, processes, and leading teams. In addition to providing HR management services, Ms. Snelling serves as a consultant and advisor to all levels of management on HR-related processes and issues. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) and a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®).

Todd Krzyzaniak, VP Finance US Operations

Todd Krzyzaniak has nearly 20 years’ diverse financial experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining RedHill, Todd spent nine years at Salix Pharmaceuticals, holding various financial positions of increasing responsibility. Todd obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and graduated from Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame with an MBA (Masters in Business Administration). Todd is a licensed CPA in the state of North Carolina.

Ben Martie, VP Legal Affairs

Ben Martie has more than a decade of legal experience, including leading global legal and compliance functions in life sciences. Prior to joining RedHill, Mr. Martie worked with ViiV Healthcare, a GSK majority-owned company, serving as lead counsel in a variety of areas, such as advertising and promotion, sales, market access, commercial collaborations, global medical, and other general legal and compliance matters. Prior to ViiV, Mr. Martie served as Associate General Counsel at Chimerix, Inc. Mr. Martie is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

~ In loving memory - Patrick McLean ~

Patrick McLean, our dear friend and colleague, passed away in February 2021. He will be greatly missed.