WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — C4 Therapeutics, Inc. (C4T) (Nasdaq: CCCC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing targeted protein degradation science to develop a new generation of small-molecule medicines and transform how disease is treated, today announced the appointment of Owen Hughes to its board of directors. Mr. Hughes is an accomplished life sciences executive with nearly three decades of experience in investing, operations and corporate governance.
“We are thrilled to welcome Owen to the board of directors and leverage his experience across capital markets and pivotal business development opportunities,” said Bruce Downey, chairman of the board of directors of C4 Therapeutics. “His knowledge will help C4 Therapeutics strategically advance our portfolio of novel degrader medicines that have the potential to transform how disease is treated.”
Mr. Hughes most recently served as co-founder and chief executive officer of Cullinan Oncology, where he led the development of the company’s portfolio of oncology assets through proof-of-concept. Under Mr. Hughes’s leadership, Cullinan raised over $400 million in capital through its initial public offering and advanced several assets into the clinic. Mr. Hughes also served as chief business officer of Intarcia Therapeutics, where he raised over $1.4 billion in capital and completed several portfolio deals totaling more than $1 billion.
Mr. Hughes started his career on Wall Street, initially in investment banking and equity research before transitioning to the buyside, where he managed public and private healthcare investments for Brookside Capital, a hedge fund under the Bain Capital umbrella, and Pyramis Advisors, a Fidelity Investments company.
Mr. Hughes currently serves as the executive chairman of Sail Bio and XOMA Corporation as well as the chairman of Ikena Oncology. He previously served on the boards of Radius Health (acquired by Gurnet Point Capital) and Translate Bio (acquired by Sanofi). Mr. Hughes earned a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College.
“It is a privilege to join C4T’s board and help advance targeted protein degradation in hopes it may offer patients and physicians a new therapeutic option,” said Mr. Hughes. “I look forward to working with the board of directors and management team to capitalize on the company’s scientific prowess to the benefit of patients and shareholders alike.”
About C4 Therapeutics
C4 Therapeutics (C4T) (Nasdaq: CCCC) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering on the promise of targeted protein degradation science to create a new generation of medicines that transforms patients’ lives. C4T is leveraging its TORPEDO® platform to efficiently design and optimize small-molecule medicines that harness the body’s natural protein recycling system to rapidly degrade disease-causing proteins, offering the potential to overcome drug resistance, drug undruggable targets and improve patient outcomes. C4T is advancing multiple targeted oncology programs to the clinic and expanding its research platform to deliver the next wave of medicines for difficult-to-treat diseases. For more information, please visit www.c4therapeutics.com.