Yemi Onakunle, PhD, MBARajesh Lohakare
SVP, Licensing and Business Development
Yemi has over 15 years of experience in drug manufacturing and cell line development. Prior to working at Selexis, Yemi was director of commercial development at Diosynth RTP Inc. and associate director of business development at Lonza Custom Manufacturing – organizations that provide process development and cGMP manufacturing services in mammalian production platforms. More recently, Yemi was head of sales and marketing at Bachem Americas Inc. - a contract manufacturing organization that focuses on peptides and complex organic molecules. In these positions, he has had a strong record of consistently growing the customer base and sales and expanding product offerings into new markets. Yemi is a member of the board of directors of VLP Biotech Inc, a vaccine development company that is based in San Diego, CA and has been a business advisor to several biopharmaceutical and drug delivery companies. Educated in the UK, Yemi holds a PhD from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an MBA from Imperial College Management School.