Mark Mallon joined Ironwood as chief executive officer and as a director of our board in April 2019. Mr. Mallon joined Ironwood following a distinguished 24-year career at AstraZeneca, where he held a variety of senior executive positions. He most recently served as a member of its executive committee as executive vice president of global product and portfolio strategy leading global marketing, commercial operations, pricing and market access, medical affairs and corporate affairs. Prior to that role, he launched AstraZeneca’s emerging market strategy and led its multibillion dollar international business, including in China where AstraZeneca was the second largest and fastest growing multinational pharmaceutical company. In his leadership roles at AstraZeneca, including president of AstraZeneca China, chief operating officer of AstraZeneca Japan, vice president of U.S. sales and marketing operations and president of AstraZeneca Italy, he delivered several best-in-class new product launches. He is also widely respected for building leading GI franchises, earned from his time leading the U.S. commercial and drug development programs for all AstraZeneca GI products. Mr. Mallon has a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in marketing and finance from the Wharton School of Business.