Jørgen Drejer (born 1955) is a neurobiologist with more than 30 years of experience in discovering and developing novel approaches to modulate pathways within the brain. His research has led him to found multiple companies and publish more than 75 scientific articles.
Drejer founded Saniona in 2011 and served as founding Chief Executive Officer until January 2020, when he assumed the role of Chief Scientific Officer. Prior to founding Saniona, he co-founded NeuroSearch A/S in 1989, holding various leadership roles including deputy CEO and head of research over a 20-year period in which NeuroSearch became a major European biotechnology company. Drejer holds a PhD in neurobiology from the University of Copenhagen.
Drejer currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Saniona and 2CureX. He has served on the Saniona board since 2014 and served as a board member of Saniona A/S since 2012. He is also a Member of the Danish Academy of Engineering Science. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for NeuroSearch A/S, Origio A/S, NsGene A/S, Atonomics A/S, Azign Bioscience A/S, Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs ApS, Force Technology and Monta Biosciences A/S.
Drejer is not independent in relation to Saniona and its management but is independent in relation to major shareholders. He holds 2,364,711 shares in Saniona and 77,000 warrants in the warrant program 2020/2024.