Board of Directors

EffRx’s Board of Directors has extensive experience successfully starting and managing companies, including specialty pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. and abroad. The Board plays an active role in the strategic decision-making in the company. EffRx intends to fully leverage the vast experience and relationships of the Board in building a global specialty pharmaceutical business through successful partnerships.

Dr. Jonas Ekblom


Dr. Jonas Ekblom has over 20 years of experience from the life science sector, with a focus in pharmacology and drug development. He has managed R&D programs in multiple fields of medical technology in several therapeutic areas. Dr. Ekblom has held senior management positions in Pharmacia, Biovitrum, Sequenom and Invitrogen. Since 2008, Jonas has worked as a C-level executive in several biotechs, including serving as CEO of Bows Pharmaceuticals AG, a Swiss drug delivery company and later CEO of the Pergamum group in Sweden. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and holds a position as Associate Professor in Pharmacology at Uppsala University, Sweden. Dr. Ekblom also serves on the board of directors of several life sciences companies, including Axelar AB, KLIFO A/S, Pergamum AB and The Releef Initiative.

Anders P. Wiklund

Board Member

Mr. Anders Wiklund serves on the Boards of Life Medical AB, Inspirion Drug Technologies LLC and IRRAS AB. Previously he served on the board of several publicly listed biotech companies in the US, Sweden and Norway. He was a cofounder and director of Esperion Inc. Mr. Wiklund spent 29 years with the Pharmacia group of companies in various executive positions. From 1993-96 he served as President for Pharmacia Development Corp. and Executive Vice President of Pharmacia US Inc.. From 1984-1993 he served as President and CEO of KabiVitrum Inc. and KabiPharmacia Inc. in the US. He was President of KabiVitrum International in Sweden from 1976-1984 and served as Managing Director of KabiVitrum Ltd. in the UK from 1973-1976. Mr. Wiklund has a Master of Pharmacy degree from Stockholm, Sweden, where he also studied business.

Dr. Alcide Barberis

Board Member

Dr. Alcide Barberis is a biotech entrepreneur and manager with over 20 years management experience in the biotechnology industry and scientific experience in the private and public research sectors. His career also includes entrepreneurial start-ups (co-founder of ESBATech AG and Oncalis AG), executive management, R&D management and business development. Dr. Barberis has been member of the Board of Directors of ESBATech and Oncalis, successfully negotiated biotech and pharma licensing deals and contributed to fund raising campaigns with private investors and VCs. He has managed strong research teams both as lecturer and group leader at University and as manager in biotech companies. Dr Barberis holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Zürich.