Dr. Jacqualyn "Jackie" Fouse is the new Executive Chairman of Dermavant Sciences.
Part of the Roivant Sciences family of companies, Dermavant Sciences is developing and, upon regulatory approval, commercializing three investigational drugs RVT-501, RVT-502, and RVT-201. RVT-501 is a highly potent and selective topical phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor currently in a Phase 2 clinical program for patients with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis. RVT-502, also known as cerdulatinib, is a dual spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) and janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor being developed as a topical therapy for a variety of serious dermatologic conditions. RVT-201 is a caspase-1 inhibitor that acts to inhibit the production of inflammatory cytokines and is being developed for inflammatory skin diseases.
Dr. Fouse previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Celgene Corporation until April 2017, and as a member of Celgene's Board of Directors through June 2017. She joined Celgene in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and was named president of the company's global Hematology & Oncology franchise in 2014. Her experience at Celgene included working closely with the business unit that launched OTEZLA® for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and active psoriatic arthritis.
Before joining Celgene, Dr. Fouse served as Chief Financial Officer of Bunge Limited, a leading global agribusiness and food company. Prior to Bunge, she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Head of Corporate Strategy at Alcon Laboratories, a leading ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company. Prior to her tenure with Alcon, she held a variety of senior leadership roles with international companies, spending almost a decade of her career in Switzerland. Dr. Fouse earned her B.A. and M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.