Replimune Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REPL), a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a novel portfolio of tumor-directed oncolytic immunotherapies, today announced the appointment of Veleka R. Peeples-Dyer to the Company’s Board of Directors effective June 1, 2023.
“We are pleased to welcome Veleka to Replimune’s Board of Directors,” said Philip Astley-Sparke, Chief Executive Officer of Replimune. “Veleka is a highly accomplished life sciences executive, experienced attorney and compliance professional with over 24 years of her practice dedicated to the life sciences industry assisting with building legal and compliance teams and advising on the research, development, approval and commercialization of products in the industry. We look forward to working with Veleka and believe her guidance and input will strengthen our board as we advance and anticipate commercialization of our leading pipeline of oncolytic immunotherapies.”
Ms. Peeples-Dyer has served as a strategic enterprise leader at leading biopharmaceutical companies serving as in-house counsel for over 16 years and outside counsel to global life sciences clients through her partnerships at prominent life sciences law firms, including as the Chair of the North American Food and Drug practice and Co-Chair of the Global Regulatory Group at Baker McKenzie, a top ten global life sciences firm. Throughout her career in the life sciences industry, including executive appointments as Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Veleka has provided business, legal and compliance advice and counsel on a wide variety of matters, including Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory, global compliance, business development, clinical trials, quality, manufacturing, commercialization and other corporate matters. Ms. Peeples-Dyer is currently on the Advisory Board of Syridex Bio, a life sciences impact investment firm dedicated to the acceleration of health equity through focusing on investing in therapies for diseases that disproportionately affect underserved populations.
Ms. Peeples-Dyer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hampton University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Veleka is recognized across the legal and life sciences arena as a leader and has received numerous recognitions, including most recently being named to The Top 50 Women Leaders of DC for 2023 and listed in Savoy Magazine as 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America, and 2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers.