Insmed Appoints Drayton Wise As Chief Commercial Officer

Insmed Incorporated, a global biopharmaceutical company on a mission to transform the lives of patients with serious and rare diseases, has appointed Drayton Wise as chief commercial officer, effective May 23, 2022. In addition to his current responsibilities leading the global ARIKAYCE (amikacin liposome inhalation suspension) franchise and US commercial activities, Wise will assume responsibility for all of Insmed’s global commercial functions. Wise will also serve as a member of Insmed’s Executive Committee.

“We are thrilled to promote Drayton to chief commercial officer at this critical inflection point for Insmed, as we commercialize ARIKAYCE in three major territories and prepare for the potential global launch of brensocatib and potential label expansion of ARIKAYCE to a frontline patient population,” he said. Will Lewis, chair and chief executive officer of Insmed. “Drayton is a trusted leader who exemplifies patient focus. In his eight-year tenure at Insmed, he has played a pivotal role in building the US commercial organization and successfully launching ARIKAYCE around the world. I am excited to expand Drayton’s responsibilities as we prepare to significantly extend our commercial reach. “

Wise joined Insmed in 2014, holding positions of increasing responsibility in the Commercial organization and most recently serving as senior vice president, head of US, and general manager of ARIKAYCE. Prior to Insmed, he held various sales and commercial roles at Novartis from 1999 to 2014.

“I’m incredibly proud of the successful commercial organization we’ve built over the past several years with some of the best talent in the industry,” commented Wise. “I look forward to continuing to build our team globally and laying the groundwork for launching new products and indications as we prepare to serve many more patients with serious and rare diseases.”

With Wise assuming more direct leadership of Insmed’s commercial business, Roger Adsett, chief operating officer, will focus on overseeing Insmed’s overall business operations on a global basis, while continuing to provide valuable commercial insights and strategic perspective for the company.

“Under Roger’s steady operational leadership, Insmed has evolved into the global commercial organization we are today, and his continued strategic guidance and focus on operational excellence will be critical as we prepare for the significant milestones ahead,” Lewis added. “I am very proud of the world-class leadership team we have built at Insmed to guide us into the next chapter.”


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