Myrtle Potter

by Edward Cates
Myrtle Potter
Chief Executive Officer
Sumitovant Biopharma, Inc.

Myrtle Potter is the Chief Executive Officer at Sumitovant Biopharma, Inc., a global, multibillion-dollar biopharmaceutical company.

In this role, Potter oversees strategy, investment and operations for five biopharmaceutical companies: Myovant, Urovant, Enzyvant, Altavant and Spirovant in the Sumitovant Biopharma family of companies. These companies span multiple therapeutic areas and modalities, including monoclonal antibodies, gene therapies, regenerative therapies and small molecules.

Prior to Sumitovant Biopharma, Potter served as CEO of Myrtle Potter & Company, a healthcare advisory firm that she started in 2005, which still operates today.

Potter previously served as President and COO of Genentech and President of U.S. Cardiovascular/ Metabolics at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Potter serves on the boards of several Sumitovant Biopharma family biopharmaceutical companies, including Myovant Sciences, Urovant Sciences, Axovant Gene Therapies and Arbutus Biopharma.

Potter also serves on the boards of Liberty Mutual Holding Company and Axsome Therapeutics. She is a trustee of The University of Chicago and previously served on the boards of Amazon, Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions, among others. Potter earned her B.A. from The University of Chicago.

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