Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Douglas Jermasek joined Unicycive in 2021 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy. Mr. Jermasek is a seasoned biopharmaceutical executive with over 25 years of commercial leadership experience in both U.S. and international markets. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy at Akebia Therapeutics, a role he assumed after the merger with Keryx Biopharmaceuticals. Previously he spent over a decade at Genzyme (a Sanofi Company) culminating as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Head of Renal Global Business Unit. In that role, he drove sales of over $1 billion, establishing Renvela® as the standard of care for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and achieving “blockbuster” status globally. Earlier, he held management positions of progressive responsibility at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Prometheus Laboratories, Agouron Pharmaceuticals, and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Jermasek holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science also from BYU.