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Don Haut, Ph.D.


Dr. Haut was Chief Business Officer of AskBio, where he led the firm’s business development activities and spearheaded AskBio’s $4 billion acquisition by Bayer AG. In a career spanning academic science, consulting, sales management, and business development, he has completed transactions exceeding $8 billion and been instrumental in multiple product launches. He has also served on the boards of several healthcare companies, including firms involved in joint replacement and repair.

Originally trained as a molecular biologist before joining McKinsey, Dr. Haut has since held senior business roles at 3M Company, Smith & Nephew, and The Medicines Company. More recently, he was Chief Business Officer of Histogenics and Sherlock Biosciences. He earned his PhD in Molecular Biology from the Medical School at the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business.

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