“Novavax’ considerable progress and significant near-term milestones make the additions of Filip and Silvia to our leadership team both timely and important,” said Stanley C. Erck, president and chief executive officer of Novavax. “With the addition of these two senior leaders, we are adding expertise to critical areas of the organization. We welcome them both.”
Dr. Filip Dubovsky
Dubovsky brings more than 20 years of infectious disease experience to Novavax. He joins Novavax from AstraZeneca, where he was head of clinical engagement and policy and deputy chief medical officer for clinical affairs. He joined MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca, where he oversaw the clinical development of early and late-stage infectious disease and vaccine assets. Previously, he created and managed a portfolio of 25 malaria vaccine candidates spanning early candidate optimization to Phase 3 clinical studies at PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Sabin Institute. Dubovsky earned his Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alabama. He completed his pediatric training at Stanford University, his pediatric infectious disease fellowship at the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland, and his preventive medicine training at Johns Hopkins University.
“The recent scientific achievements by the Novavax team, including positive Phase 3 NanoFlu results and Phase 1/2 clinical trial initiation of NVX-CoV2373 to address the global coronavirus pandemic are impressive,” said Dubovsky. “I am eager to put my experience to work to help Novavax deliver these novel vaccines to healthcare practitioners and reduce the spread of these harmful diseases worldwide.”
Taylor brings more than 25 years of communications and commercial leadership to Novavax. Most recently, she was vice president of global corporate affairs and communications at Autolus Therapeutics plc, where she led all financial, scientific and corporate communications. Prior to Autolus, Taylor was senior vice president of global investor relations and corporate affairs at Sucampo. Earlier in her career, she held positions of increasing responsibility at MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca, including head of marketing responsible for the commercialization of the company’s respiratory syncytial virus and influenza franchises, as well as roles at Pfizer, where she served in key brand and consumer marketing roles. She has also worked in public relations and communications roles in agency and non-profit settings. Taylor earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from University of Virginia.
“I am delighted to join Novavax during this incredibly productive period,” commented Taylor. “It is an exciting opportunity to help tell the company’s compelling story as it brings innovative vaccines to patients, and to help deepen Novavax’ relationships with a broad array of important stakeholders.”