Martin Babler

Martin Babler joined the Board of Directors in July 2021. Mr. Babler currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Esker Therapeutics.  Prior thereto he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Principia Biopharma until its acquisition by Sanofi S.A. in October 2020. Prior to joining Principia Biopharma, Mr. Babler served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Talima Therapeutics from 2007 to 2011. From 1998 to 2007, he held several positions at Genentech, Inc., most notably as Vice President, Immunology Sales and Marketing. While at Genentech, he also helped to build and led the Commercial Development organization and led the Cardiovascular Marketing organization. Mr. Babler previously served at Eli Lilly and Company in positions focused on sales, sales management, global marketing, and business development. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Neoleukin Therapeutics, Inc., Omega Alpha SPAC, and on the Emerging Companies Section Governing Board of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Mr. Babler received a Swiss Federal Diploma in Pharmacy from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and completed the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.