Alvaro F. Guillem, PhD

Al is a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry with nearly 40 years of leadership experience in bringing new therapies to the market and readying pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities for commercial production at both well-established and startup companies. Al brings a deep knowledge and insight into pharmaceutical manufacturing across many dosage forms and manufacturing operations.

  • Co-founder, President, & CEO at ZS Pharma, a start up company developing a product for hyperkalemia or high levels of potassium in the blood. ZS Pharma was acquired by Astra Zeneca in 2015 for $2.7 billion.
  • Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, where he, along with other team members, brought the Mucinex product line to the market. The company later was acquired by Reckitt Benckiser for $2.3 billion in 2007.
  • Senior positions at Genzyme/Bone Care, Wyeth, Boeringher Ingelheim, and Medeva Americas
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