Directors

 

Board of Directors


Howard S. Jonas
Inside Director

Chairman of the Board
Howard S. Jonas has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since August 17, 2017 and served as Chief Executive Officer from March 8, 2018 through April 30, 2021. Mr. Jonas has been a director of Rafael Pharmaceuticals since April 2013 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2016. Mr. Jonas founded IDT in August 1990, and has served as Chairman of its Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Jonas served as Chief Executive Officer of IDT from October 2009 through December 2013. Mr. Jonas has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Genie Energy Ltd. since January 2011, when it was spun off from IDT, and served as Chief Executive Officer of Genie from January 2014 until November 2017. Mr. Jonas served as the Chairman of the Board of Zedge, Inc., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in June 2016, from June 2016 to November 2016, and as the Vice Chairman of Zedge since November 2016. Mr. Jonas also serves as Chairman of the Board of IDW Media Holdings, Inc., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in September 2009 and served as Chief Executive Officer until April 2020. Mr. Jonas is also the founder and has been President of Jonas Media Group (f/k/a Jonas Publishing) since its inception in 1979. Mr. Jonas received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.


Stephen Greenberg
Lead Independent Director

Rafael Holdings, Inc. Committee Membership(s):
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Nominating Committee
Stephen Greenberg has served as a director since March 2018. He served as a director of Zedge, Inc. (NYSE American: ZDGE) from May 23, 2016 to January 2018. Mr. Greenberg has been managing member of PilgrimMediation Group since May 2012 and managing member of Bento Box Entertainment since January 2013. Mr. Greenberg previously served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Net2Phone, Inc. and of IDT Spectrum, Inc. from 2002 to 2006. From June 2015 to June 2018, Mr. Greenberg served as the 29th Chairman of the Board of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the central coordinating body on international and national concerns for fifty National Jewish Organizations. Mr. Greenberg has also served as Chairman of the National Coalition for Eurasian Jewry. Mr. Greenberg has been a member of the board of American Friends of Beit Hatfusot since 1995 and previously served as the organization’s President and a member of the board of Tel Aviv Foundation since 2005. Mr. Greenberg was also a member of the board of International Hillel from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Greenberg received a B.A. in English cum laude from Washington & Jefferson College in 1965 and a J.D. with honors from George Washington University in 1968.

Rachel Jonas
Inside Director

Rachel Jonas has served as a director of the Company since January 2021. Ms. Jonas has served on the board of the American Friends of Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, the largest hospital in that city and a leading medical center in Israel, since September 2019 and has been actively engaged in improving health care for the citizens of Haifa, one of the most diverse cities in Israel where Arabs and Jews live side by side and are treated side by side at the world class medical facility. Ms. Jonas served as Content Developer at PhraseTech from December 2018 to June 2019. Ms. Jonas is a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces where she served as a fitness trainer in an elite unit. Ms. Jonas received a B.A. in Communications, as well as a Minor in Marketing and Political Communications from IDC Herzeliya in 2018.



Shannon Thyme Klinger
Independent Director

Shannon Thyme Klinger has served as a director and has been the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of ModernaTX, Inc. since June 2021. Ms. Klinger served as the Chief Legal Officer of Novartis and Member of the Executive Committee from June 2018 through May 2021, where Ms. Klinger was responsible for the company’s legal, intellectual property and public affairs functions. From April to May 2018, Ms. Klinger served as Novartis’ Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer and from May 2016 to April 2018 as the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Global Head of Litigation. Ms. Klinger joined Novartis in 2011 as general counsel for North America at Sandoz Inc. (a subsidiary of Novartis), and later served as General Counsel and Global Head of Legal at Sandoz. Prior to joining the Novartis Group, Ms. Klinger was a partner at Mayer Brown. Ms. Klinger received a J.D. with honors from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s
Degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Klinger is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and of the District of Columbia Bar.

 



Ameet Mallik
Inside Director

Ameet Mallik has served as a director since June 2021 and the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since May 1, 2021. M. Mallik served as Executive Vice President and Head, U.S. Oncology of Novartis from November 2017 through April 2021. In this role, Mr. Mallik was responsible for Novartis’s commercial and medical oncology operations in the United States. From November 2015 to November 2017, Mr. Mallik served as Global Head, Marketing, Value and Access, and from April 2014 to November 2015 as Head, Latin America and Canada, both for Novartis Oncology. Mr. Mallik began his career at Novartis as Head of Strategic Planning and has held a number of commercial leadership roles at Novartis and Sandoz. At Sandoz, Mr. Mallik was Head of Biopharmaceuticals & Oncology Injectables at Sandoz. Mr. Mallik previously worked as an Associate Principal at McKinsey and Company. Mr. Mallik has been a member of the board of Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRA) since August 2021. He also has been a member of the University of Pennsylvania, Life Sciences & Management Program Advisory Board since November 2021. Mr. Mallik holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. in Biotechnology and B.S. in Chemical Engineering, both from Northwestern University.

 



Mark McCamish, MD, Ph.D.
Independent Director

Mark McCamish, MD, Ph.D., has served as director since June 2021. Since November 2020, Dr. McCamish has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IconOVir Bio, an oncolytic virus-based biotech dedicated to curing cancer and restoring life to patients. From May 2017 to April 2020, Dr. McCamish served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Forty Seven Inc. Dr. McCamish led Forty Seven Inc during critical phases of clinical development to help patients defeat their cancer. This included growing from a valuation of $169 million as a private company through a Series B offering, Initial Public Offering, two secondary fund raises and finally the acquisition of Forty Seven by Gilead for $4.9 billion. Dr. McCamish is an international expert in biologic and biosimilars development and manufacturing. Dr. McCamish has served in various senior executive positions at multiple companies including Abbott, Amgen, Novartis/Sandoz and has led pioneering efforts in filing/launching biosimilars worldwide. Dr. McCamish has demonstrated a commercial mindset in establishing research and development strategies leading to approvals and commercial success in multiple therapeutic areas and regulatory categories including biologics, biosimilars, drugs, devices, and medical foods. Dr. McCamish received a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from UCSB and after completing his Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from the Pennsylvania State University and M.D. from University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine Dr. McCamish completed Residency and Fellowship Training at the University of California, Davis. Dr. McCamish has also held professorships at UC Davis and The Ohio State University.

 



Boris C. Pasche, MD, Ph.D.
Independent Director

Rafael Holdings, Inc. Committee Membership(s):
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance Committee
Boris C. Pasche, MD, Ph.D., has served as a director since March 2018 and is co-founder, member and Chief Executive Officer of TheraBionic Inc, formerly TheraBionic LLC and TheraBionic GmbH, companies focused on the commercialization of its first oncology application: treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. TheraBionic GmbH received European regulatory approval for its TheraBionic P1 device in July 2018.
 

Since 2014, Dr. Pasche has served as attending physician at Wake Forest Medical Center, director at Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and he serves as chairman and holds the Charles L. Spurr Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, Department of Cancer Biology at Wake Forest University. Dr. Pasche is currently a member of the board of The Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society USA, Inc. From 2013 until 2016, Dr. Pasche served as associate editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association and prior to 2013 as contributing editor. From 2008 until 2014, Dr. Pasche was director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Professor of Medicine with tenure, and the Martha Ann and David L. May Chair in Cancer Research. Dr. Pasche was associate director for Translational Research of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center between 2008 and 2009 and, from 2009 until 2011, was deputy director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Pasche currently serves as an editorial board member of 4Open.

 

Dr. Pasche received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and a M.D. degree from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Joseph Loscalzo’s lab at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Pasche did an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Pasche received his clinical training in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and did a second postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Joan Massagué, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. Dr. Pasche has served on multiple study sections for NCI, ACS, AACR, DOD and the Komen Foundation. He received the Ohio State University Human Cancer Genetics Program Commemorative Medal. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA).


 

 


Michael J. Weiss, MD, Ph.D.
Independent Director

Rafael Holdings, Inc. Committee Membership(s):
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Nominating Committee
Michael J. Weiss, MD, Ph.D., has served as a director since March 2018 and has been on staff as an ophthalmologist with the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute since 1985 and has served as a director of Uveitis Service since July 1987. Dr. Weiss is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center and was Board Certified in Ophthalmology in June 1987. Dr. Weiss received a Bachelor of Science from Bar-Ilan University, Israel in 1972, a Ph.D. from Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences in 1976 and a M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1981. Dr. Weiss also did a Post-Graduate Fellowship at Columbia University Institute of Cancer Research from 1976-1977.