Douglas J. Swirsky
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Swirsky was appointed as a director of Cellectar in April 2017 and Chairman of our Board in August 2017. Since February 2021, Mr. Swirsky has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of AavantiBio. Prior to AavantiBio, Mr. Swirsky served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Rexahn Pharmaceuticals until From November 2018 to November 2020; having previously served as Rexahn’s President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2018 until his appointment as CEO. Prior to Rexahn, Mr. Swirsky served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GenVec, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, from 2014 to June 2017. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Swirsky served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of GenVec. Mr. Swirsky previously held investment banking positions at UBS, PaineWebber, Morgan Stanley, and Legg Mason. His experience also includes positions in public accounting and consulting. Mr. Swirsky received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Boston University and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Swirsky is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA® charterholder. Mr. Swirsky currently serves on the board of directors of NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Within the past five years, Mr. Swirsky has also served on the board of Fibrocell Science, Inc., Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., and GenVec, Inc. Mr. Swirsky is a member of Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Swirsky’s distinguished career in financial services and corporate management, including his investment banking experience and his experience serving as a principal executive officer and principal financial officer, make him a highly qualified member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Swirsky is National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship Certified™. The NACD Directorship Certification™ program equips directors with the foundation of knowledge sought by boards to effectively contribute in the boardroom. NACD Directorship Certified directors establish themselves as committed to continuing education on emerging issues and to helping to elevate the profession of directorship.