SVP Clinical Development at MEI Pharma

Pharmaceutical executive dedicated to the development, regulatory approval and commercialization of innovative therapeutics. Physician scientists with 20+ years experience in clinical research and medical affairs in small (up to 50 employees) and mid-size (up to 1,500 employees) companies, public (n = 5) or venture-backed (n =3), including 14 years as chief medical officer or vice president. 

Board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist, I have focused on developing drugs for solid tumors, malignant and non-malignant hematologic diseases, and have worked in other therapeutic areas, including neurology, autoimmune diseases, pain and dentistry. I have developed a broad range of compounds, including small molecules, cytokines, antibodies, cancer vaccines, immunotoxins, and radiotherapeutics.

I have designed and conducted all stages of clinical trials, encompassing first-in-human, proof-of concept, pivotal and post-marketing studies. Hands-on experience in clinical operations, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, data management, and analysis. Have successfully managed multinational placebo-controlled trials.

Broad experience interacting with regulatory authorities (FDA and EMA). Responsible for the medical sections and have successfully filed two INDs, two sNDAs, one BLA, and one MAA. Presented at two FDA Advisory meetings, all leading to product approval.

Skilled at establishing credible rapport with management teams, board of directors, and corporate partners. Member of the clinical/regulatory committee of two corporate alliances. With the CEO and CFO, involved in several rounds of financing at private and public companies.

This background positions me to lead the development function of a start-up to mid-size biopharmaceutical company.

Specialty: Pharmaceutical development. Clinical research. Medical affairs. Oncology. Hematology. Management. Clinical consulting.

Richard Ghalie 59sc

Richard Ghalie

Attend SDEE Events Donate | Sponsor SDEE Become a Member

Connect with SDEE

Sign Up for SDEE Newsletter


Morrison Foerster Alexandria

Struthers Family


BioMed Realty

Ted Jacobs
Vice Chairman
Global Life Sciences Practices Group

Brex logo


Takeda San Diego Union Bank JP Morgan logo BDO logo


MaxCyte Wagenknecht Barney and Barney Longfellow

SDEE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by local San Diego entrepreneurs
in order to provide a voice for the early stage start-up, to support new entrepreneurs and their companies,
and to sponsor networking and educational events
to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding, business, and jobs to the San Diego area.

© 2015 San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange. All Rights Reserved