Novocure announced the appointment of Nicolas Leupin, M.D., Ph.D., MBA to the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Leupin brings a proven track record of leadership and accomplishment in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as extensive experience as a medical oncologist and educator. At Novocure, Dr. Leupin will oversee medical affairs, medical safety, and clinical development operations as the company advances its clinical pipeline and prepares to treat an expanded patient population.

Before joining Novocure, Dr. Leupin served as the Chief Medical Officer at Molecular Partners, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, where he led the development of multiple designed ankyrin repeat protein therapeutics. Prior to his time at Molecular Partners, Dr. Leupin served as the Chief Medical Officer at Argenx, a leader in the development of therapeutic antibodies, and was instrumental in the development of Vyvgart and other compounds. Before moving into executive leadership, Dr. Leupin held a number of clinical development leadership roles at Celgene in the myeloma and lymphoma programs. Dr. Leupin earned his M.D. at the University of Bern, his Ph.D. from the UBFC-Université in France, and an MBA from Jones International University in the U.S. Dr. Leupin is a board certified medical oncologist with a specialty in hematological oncology.

He has co-authored high-impact papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and is dedicated to educating the generation of oncologists through his continuing work as a lecturer of Tumor Biology at the University of Bern. Dr. Leupin will assume the clinical and medical responsibilities held by Pritesh Shah, Novocure?s former Chief Growth Officer. As previously announced, Mr. Shah resigned his position as an executive officer effective January 1, 2024 and has agreed to become a Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer in a non-executive capacity.