President and Chief Executive Officer
Anne Prener, M.D., Ph.D., has more than 25 years of leadership experience within life science companies. Anne joined Imbria Pharmaceuticals as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in July 2020. Anne also serves as Venture Partner at SV Health Investors. Anne has led companies and teams across several therapeutic areas, including a focus on rare diseases. As CEO of Freeline, a liver-directed gene therapy company, she scaled the company from preclinical stage to a fully integrated biotechnology organization, which included a broad, internally developed pipeline, two programs in clinical development and a commercial-scale, high-quality CMC and manufacturing platform. Prior to joining Freeline, she served as CEO of Gyroscope Therapeutics Ltd., a gene therapy company focused on eye diseases. Before that, Dr. Prener was Global Therapeutic Area Head of Hematology and Vice President, Clinical Research Hematology at Baxalta. During her time there, three new major product approvals in the U.S. and EU were secured along with a significant advancement in Baxalta’s hematology portfolio. Earlier in her career, Dr. Prener held several positions of increasing responsibility at Novo Nordisk, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Hemophilia R&D Portfolio, where she was instrumental in building a portfolio of late stage and commercial hemophilia products. Dr. Prener serves on the Boards of Directors of several life science companies, Kaleido Biosciences, Rubius Therapeutics, Galecto, and Renovacor. She holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology and an M.D., both from the University of Copenhagen.