Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Appoints Bill Sibold as Chief Executive Officer

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) this week announced that Bill Sibold has succeeded Paul Friedman, M.D., as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and joined Madrigal’s Board of Directors. Dr. Friedman, who has served as Madrigal’s CEO since 2016, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.

Julian Baker, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated, “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Dr. Paul Friedman for the remarkable success that Madrigal has achieved during his tenure as CEO. Paul has built an outstanding team and his many contributions to the biopharmaceutical industry will continue to impact the lives of patients for years to come.”

Mr. Baker continued, “Bill Sibold is an ideal leader to guide Madrigal into its next phase of growth. His extensive experience launching specialty medications in new therapeutic categories will be invaluable as Madrigal transitions from a clinical development-stage company to a fully integrated commercial organization.”

From 2017 until joining Madrigal, Mr. Sibold served as Executive Vice President, Specialty Care of Sanofi and President, Sanofi North America, where he led a global organization of approximately 10,000 employees across five specialty therapeutic areas (Immunology, Oncology, Rare Disease, Rare Blood Disorders, and Neurology) and served as a member of the Sanofi Executive Committee. Sanofi Specialty Care achieved sustained double-digit growth during his tenure, becoming the company’s largest Global Business Unit. This included leading the launch of Dupixent, a first-in-class therapy which has grown into an industry-leading medicine. From 2015 to 2017, he served as Senior Vice President (SVP), Global Franchise Head, Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology & Immunology, Sanofi Genzyme. Mr. Sibold first joined Sanofi Genzyme in 2011 as Global Franchise Head Multiple Sclerosis. Previously, Mr. Sibold served as Chief Commercial Officer of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, President and CEO of Lycera Corp., and SVP U.S. Commercial for Biogen. Mr. Sibold holds a B.A. Degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Mr. Sibold stated, “I am excited to join Madrigal at this pivotal moment. We have a unique opportunity to build on the company’s legacy of scientific innovation, strengthen our partnerships with the healthcare community, and most importantly deliver a first-in-class, transformational therapy for patients with NASH. It is a great honor to join a company that is taking on a significant unmet need in medicine today, and I look forward to working with our executive team and our employees to write the next chapter of the Madrigal story together.”

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