Dawn Svoronos joined Adverum’s Board in December 2020. She has over 30 years of biopharmaceutical experience leading commercial functions. Most recently, she served as interim chief commercial officer for Medivation, stepping in to fill this role while serving as a director for the company. Previously, she built a successful 25-year career at Merck, where she held positions of increasing responsibility and served in important leadership roles. At Merck, she served as president of Europe/Canada where she completed a rapid and seamless post-merger integration of the Merck and Schering-Plough organizations and subsequently led operations in 30 EU markets. Previously, she served as president of Merck Canada, and vice-president of Asia Pacific. Earlier, as vice-president of global marketing for Merck’s Arthritis, Analgesics and Osteoporosis franchises, she managed the global brand positioning, market and competitive intelligence, pricing and lifecycle strategies for 10 products across these three therapeutic areas. She received a B.A. in English and French literature from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
She serves as board chair for Theratechnologies, Inc. and as a director for Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc., Xenon Pharmaceuticals, PTC Therapeutics, and Agnovos Healthcare.