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ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Millendo Therapeutics, Inc., a company developing novel therapies for endocrine diseases caused by hormone dysregulation, today announced the appointment of James Hindman as an independent board member and chairperson of its audit committee. In addition, Millendo has appointed current board member and Partner of New Enterprise Associates, Inc., Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D., as …

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Millendo
Therapeutics, Inc.
, a company developing novel therapies for
endocrine diseases caused by hormone dysregulation, today announced the
appointment of James Hindman as an independent board member and
chairperson of its audit committee. In addition, Millendo has appointed
current board member and Partner of New Enterprise Associates, Inc.,
Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D., as Chairperson of the Board.
“Jim brings a wealth of financial knowledge and industry experience to
Millendo from his years of senior leadership in pharma and biologics,”
said Julia C. Owens, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of
Millendo. “We welcome Jim’s expertise as he will be instrumental in
helping to shape our strategy and achieve our mission to develop and
deliver disease-modifying treatments for endocrine diseases caused by
hormone dysregulation.”
“Carol has been a key supporter and champion of Millendo since joining
our board soon after our Series A financing,” Owens continued. “We are
delighted that she has assumed the role of Chairperson and will continue
her service on and leadership of the Board.”
Mr. Hindman most recently served as Executive Vice President of Finance
and Business Development and Chief Financial Officer at Allergan, Inc.,
where, under his leadership, the company achieved its most robust
financial performance in Allergan’s 64-year history. Mr. Hindman was
also instrumental in facilitating the company’s largest restructuring,
creating $20B in shareholder value that ultimately led to Actavis’
acquisition of Allergan in 2015 and the creation of one of the top ten
global pharmaceutical firms. During his 30-year tenure at Allergan, Mr.
Hindman held various senior leadership positions including Executive
Vice President of Finance and Business Development and Chief Financial
Officer, and Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller, and was
responsible for strategic and financial functions including treasury,
investor relations, risk, controller, financial reporting, SEC
compliance, audits, acquisitions and divestitures, and strategic
planning. Additionally, he served as President of the Allergan
Foundation from 2009-2015. Mr. Hindman earned his MBA from Pepperdine
University and a B.S. in accounting from Loyola Marymount University. He
currently serves as Director of NeuroSigma, Inc. and is a member of the
Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees.
“It is an honor to join the Millendo Board of Directors at such an
exciting time in the Company’s growth,” said Mr. Hindman. “I look
forward to working with the Millendo team to deliver novel treatment
options for patients with endocrine diseases for which there are
currently limited or no approved treatment options. The strength of both
the company’s pipeline and leadership team are impressive and a
testament to Millendo’s success thus far,” Hindman continued. “I am
excited to have the opportunity to contribute my experience and
expertise to the Company’s future achievements and continue to advance
important new treatments for endocrine diseases.”
About Millendo Therapeutics, Inc.
Millendo Therapeutics is
focused on developing a portfolio of disease-modifying treatments for
endocrine diseases caused by hormone dysregulation. Our product
candidates seek to improve the quality of life for patients with orphan
and specialty diseases with limited or no approved treatment options.
Our clinical programs are designed to address:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – the most common endocrine disease
    in women
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) – a recessive genetic defect of
    cortisol synthesis
  • Endogenous Cushing’s Syndrome (CS) – a condition resulting from
    chronic cortisol excess
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma (ACC) – a rare endocrine malignancy of the
    adrenal cortex

Our experienced team is committed to bringing these first-in-class
therapies to market.
www.millendo.com

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