John C. Jacobs joined Novavax as president and chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors, in January 2023. He is a seasoned industry leader who has more than 25 years of commercial, operations, business and leadership experience across multiple therapeutic areas. Previously, Mr. Jacobs served as president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Harmony Biosciences from June 2018 to January 2023, and executive vice president and chief commercial officer from October 2017 to June 2018, leading the company through a successful IPO and taking its first product through FDA review, approval and commercialization. Prior to joining Harmony, Mr. Jacobs held leadership roles at Teva Pharmaceuticals beginning in 2014, including senior vice president and general manager of the Respiratory Business Unit, senior vice president of Commercial Operations in North America and general manager of Teva in Canada. Mr. Jacobs has also held positions of increasing scope and responsibility at major pharmaceutical companies including Cephalon, Wyeth and Pfizer. Mr. Jacobs has a proven track record in developing market-leading commercial strategies, major product launches and building and leading highly effective teams and organizations. He received bachelor’s degree in business from State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and a master of business administration from The State University of New York at Binghamton.