Jayson Dallas, MD, is Aimmune’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of Aimmune’s Board of Directors. In more than two decades in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, Dr. Dallas has successfully overseen multiple product launches, internationally and in the United States, and has led numerous commercial organizations through periods of rapid growth. Prior to joining Aimmune, Dr. Dallas was Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical’s first Chief Commercial Officer, where he oversaw commercial operations, including sales, marketing, reimbursement and new product planning, and led the launches of the company’s first two products. Dr. Dallas also spent five years at Roche as General Manager of Roche in the United Kingdom and as head of global commercial strategy groups at Genentech, focused on oncology, immunology and ophthalmology. Earlier, Dr. Dallas headed the specialty medicines operating unit for Novartis in the United States, after holding several leadership roles of increasing responsibility within the company.
He also held significant medical and marketing positions as he built his career at Pfizer, Roche and Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. In his career, Dr. Dallas has played important roles in the launch and lifecycle management of numerous drugs, including Crysvita®, Mepsevii®, Herceptin®, Rituxin®, Actemra®, Lucentis®, Exelon® Patch, Trileptal®, Somavert®, Genotropin®, Xenical® and Didronel®. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Dallas practiced medicine in South Africa and in the United Kingdom, and worked as a research physician. Dr. Dallas holds an MD from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and an MBA from Ashridge in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.