Sujay Kango

Sujay Kango is an experienced executive with more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has been instrumental in successfully transforming earlier stage organizations to later-stage development and commercial global biotech companies. He joined Acceleron Pharma in 2018, where he most recently served as the executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Under his leadership the team launched luspatercept, led multiple rare disease franchises, and established N.America and international presence for Acceleron. He played a key leadership role in Acceleron’s $11.5B acquisition by Merck in the second half of 2021. Mr. Kango has additionally led multiple global product launches across several therapeutic areas including oncology-hematology, rare diseases, immunology, and virology. Previously Mr. Kango was vice president of global commercial development for oncology at AbbVie and the co-chair of the oncology therapy area committee, prior to which he served as the executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Infinity Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Kango also served as vice president, global marketing, and sales operations at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary. Prior to Onyx, he held several leadership positions including vice president hepatitis franchise and integrated oncology business unit at Merck & Co., global commercial leader-Procrit®/Eprex® at Ortho-Biotech, and various sales and marketing positions at Schering-Plough. Mr. Kango also serves as a director of MEI Pharma. Mr. Kango earned a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.B.A. from McNeese State University.