David joined Seagen as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in 2022, bringing more than 30 years of drug development, deal making, commercialization and people leadership experience on a global scale. Prior to Seagen, he was executive partner at Flagship Pioneering, a venture capital firm. From 2010 to mid-2016 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, a division of Novartis AG.
Previously, David started and led Novartis’ Oncology and Molecular Diagnostic units. Over the course of his career, he led the development and commercialization of over 30 new molecular entities, including major breakthroughs such as Glivec, Tasigna, Gilenya, Cosentyx and Entresto.
Mr. Epstein holds a B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.