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Joergen Drejer

Jørgen Drejer

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

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 one of the largest European biotechnology companies. 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 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 holds 2,354,711 shares in Saniona and 77,000 options in the options program 2020/2024.