Deborah Dunsire, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Xtuit, Inc.
Dr. Dunsire joined Ultragenyx as a board member in April 2017. She has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Xtuit Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company. Prior to her position at Xtuit, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc., a private pharmaceutical company, from July 2013 to May 2016. Prior to FORUM, Dr. Dunsire worked for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, a pharmaceutical company, as a corporate officer from June 2010 to June 2011 and a director from June 2011 to June 2013. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. between 2005 and 2008, when it was acquired by Takeda, and then as President and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, after the acquisition between 2008 and 2013. Prior to Millennium, Dr. Dunsire held various roles of increasing responsibility at Novartis between 1988 and 2005. Dr. Dunsire previously served as a director of Allergan, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, between December 2006 and April 2015. She holds an MBBCh from the University of the Witwatersrand.