On our 12+ year journey here at Kineticos, we have come to recognize that one reason great science is often kept at bay is poor management. With that in mind, one of the first things a new CEO needs to do when building a biotech company is to put together a board of directors that can help mitigate business risk. Kineticos’ Founder and CEO, Shailesh Maingi, has lived these very experiences, both good and bad, so we recently sat down with Shailesh to ask him about some of the key considerations when building a board of directors.


  • Kevin Hampton, SVP of Biopharma, Kineticos

Fireside Participant

  • Shailesh Maingi, CEO and Founder, Kineticos

Kevin: “Shailesh, some time ago, you wrote an article about 8 key principles to creating a biotech board.  I found it fascinating then, and now that I’ve gotten my first taste of board meetings, I’d like to reflect back on some of those principles.”

Shailesh: “The reason 5-7 comes to mind is because of a couple of different dynamics: First, it’s important to think about the effective size of teams and what one individual, CEO, or Chairman can manage…”

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