Mr. Pfeifer is a seed investor in Immunity Pharma and the chair of the Board of Directors. Mr. Pfeifer is a real estate entrepreneur and investor, involved in three American companies. A serial investor since 1999, he invests in dozens of young companies focused on early stage and diversified new markets. His investments include biopharma and medical device, greentech and fintech, defence and security as well as automotive. Mr. Pfeifer invested in the first round of Mobileye. In addition to his role at Immunity Pharma, Mr. Pfeifer serves in the board of directors of three other companies.
Mr. Pfeifer holds a B.Sc. degree in Physical Geography and a management degree, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Oren M. Becker, Ph.D.
Dr. Becker is a Founder and member of the Board of Directors of Immunity Pharma. He brings more than 20 years of biopharmaceutical industry entrepreneurship and leadership experience, with expertise in the discovery and development of innovative novel pharmaceuticals. Dr. Becker has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vidac Pharmaceuticals since 2013. Dr. Becker led or co-led more than $2B worth of deals with GSK, Amgen, Teva, Clevexel, and CFFT. Dr. Becker was a Founder, Director and Chief Science Officer of Predix Pharmaceuticals (Lexington, MA and Ramat-Gan, Israel), a GPCR-focused neurology play which was acquired by Epix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:EPIX) for $125M. Subsequently he served as the CSO of Epix. Under his leadership, five novel drugs were discovered and introduced into clinical development (Phases 1 to 3). Dr. Becker was also the Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamix Pharmaceuticals, a cancer and autoimmune drug discovery and development company. Dr. Becker was a professor at Tel-Aviv University and Harvard University.
He holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and post-doctoral training from Harvard University. Dr. Becker has published more than 50 scientific papers, has co-edited two books, and is an inventor on more than 10 patents.
Brian Schwartz, MD
Dr. Schwartz has wide-ranging experience as a drug development expert in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries primarily in oncology, hematology, and rare diseases. During the past decade he has served as Senior Vice President, Head of Research & Development and Chief Medical Officer of ArQule Inc., which was acquired for $2.7bn by Merck & Co. in 2020. Prior to ArQule, Dr. Schwartz was CMO at Ziopharm, having previously held several senior leadership roles at Bayer and LEO Pharma. He is currently a Board Member of Mereo Biopharma, Enlivex, Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals and Infinity Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he serves as an advisor, SAB member and independent consultant for numerous biotech and investment companies. He received his medical degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, completed a fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada and practiced medicine prior to his career in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Gideon Stein, Ph.D.
Dr. Gideon Stein has been at Mobileye since its beginning in May 1999. He was first VP R&D at Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd and he is currently the Chief Research Scientist at Mobileye, an Intel Company. He is also a serial investor in Israeli start-ups.
Dr. Stein received his B.Sc. from the Technion, Haifa and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from MIT both in the field of computer vision. He is an inventor on over 150 granted and pending patents.
Eran Ovadia has been a high-tech manager since 1992. He directed strategic new product development activities in ServiceSoft and Comverse Network Systems. Since 2004 he has led entrepreneurial activities in the areas of biotechnology that ultimately led him to founding the drug development company Immunity Pharma Ltd, based on technologies from the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Eran has an MBA degree (Tel Aviv International School of Management) and life science degree (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).