Paul L. Berns
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Berns was appointed to the role of Anacor’s President and Chief Executive Officer in 2014. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2012 and has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since 2013. From September 2012 to March 2014, Mr. Berns was a self-employed consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. From March 2006 to August 2012, Mr. Berns served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and member of the board of directors, of Allos Therapeutics, Inc., which was acquired by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in September 2012. From July 2005 to March 2006, Mr. Berns was a self-employed consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. From June 2002 to July 2005, Mr. Berns was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Bone Care International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Genzyme Corporation in 2005. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Berns served as Vice President and General Manager of the Immunology, Oncology and Pain Therapeutics business unit of Abbott Laboratories. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Vice President, Marketing of BASF Pharmaceuticals/Knoll and from 1990 to 2000, Mr. Berns held various positions, including senior management roles, at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Mr. Berns has been a director of Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. since November 2013, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, PLC since June 2010 and of XenoPort, Inc. since 2005. Mr. Berns received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.