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Mohan Bala, PhD

Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer

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Mohan joined Mersana in October 2021, bringing a deep expertise in asset strategy and program management to the Mersana team. He has overseen the advancement of products through early-, mid- and late-stage clinical development, been involved in multiple successful Biologics License Applications (BLAs) and Marketing Authorization Applications (MAAs) submissions, and has helped launch seven oncology products globally. 

Prior to joining Mersana, he was most recently Chief Operating Officer at Constellation Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for overall asset strategy and program management. Prior to joining Constellation, Mohan served as VP, Development Program Lead at TESARO, where he oversaw cross-functional teams advancing multiple product candidates. Earlier in his career, Mohan held senior leadership roles at Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline and Centocor, where he gained deep experience in market access, health economics and launch planning.

Mohan earned his B.Tech from IIT Madras and his M.B.A and Ph.D. in management science from the University of Chicago. He has co-authored over 50 peer reviewed articles published in medical and economics journals.

Fun fact about Mohan: Mohan enjoys cooking and spending time with his family and his dog Josie in his spare time.