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Matthias Alder


Matthias Alder serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Gain Therapeutics. He joined the Company in 2021 as Chief Operating Officer with more than 25 years of transactional, operational, and business development experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Previously, Mr. Alder was Chief Business Officer at Autolus Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing CAR T-cell therapies for hematological and solid tumors, where he led the corporate development, legal, IP and HR functions. Prior to joining Autolus, he served as EVP of Business Development & Licensing and General Counsel of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals. During his tenure there, Mr. Alder established a late-stage development pipeline in orphan and rare CNS and oncology indications through acquisitions and strategic alliances. He has also held executive management positions at Cytos Biotechnology AG as EVP Corporate Development and General Counsel, and Micromet, Inc. as SVP Administration and General Counsel. Earlier in his career, Matthias was a partner in the Life Sciences Transactions Practice at Cooley LLP and in-house counsel for Novartis’ pharmaceutical business. Matthias earned his LL.M. in Comparative Law from Miami University, his lic. Iur. from the University of Basel and is a member of the Virginia, California, New York and Zurich bar associations.