Francisco Bejar joined Teikoku Pharma USA (TPU) in 1999 and currently serves as Vice President of Licensing and Strategic Alliances where he is tasked with leading the corporate strategy, as well as executing in- and-out licensing transactions. During this time Mr. Bejar has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities most recently as Sr. Director of Business Development where he has been responsible for a number of significant partnerships including leading M&A transactions. Prior to TPU, Mr. Bejar worked for Cell Genesys Biotech and Oread Pharmaceuticals gaining significant drug development experience and contributing to the growth of the companies. He has more than 21 years of experience as a successful executive in the pharmaceutical and biotech field. Mr. Bejar received a bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from La Sierra University in Riverside, CA.