Mina Sooch

CEO & Founder
Ocuphire Pharma

Mina Sooch is Founder, CEO and President of Ocuphire Pharma (Nasdaq: OCUP). With over 25 years of pharma and biotech experience as CEO, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and strategist, Mina has successfully raised hundreds of millions of dollars for over 10 biotech companies and led 3 successful public Nasdaq listings. She was co-founder & CEO of Gemphire Therapeutics, a public, clinical-stage cardiovascular company as well as co-founder & CEO of ProNAi Therapeutics, a public, clinical-stage oncology company. Mina also co-founded in 2003 Apjohn Ventures Fund with a focus on early-stage life sciences companies. Earlier in her career, she served as a global account manager at Monitor Group, a top-tier global strategy consulting firm based in Boston. She has served on the boards of over 12 private, public, and nonprofit firms, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including one of the 2016 Deal Makers of the year by Crain’s Detroit Business. Mina received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. summa cum laude in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University in Michigan.