CHICAGO, September 28, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MAIA Biotechnology, Inc., a targeted therapy, immuno-oncology company focused on developing potential first-in-class oncology drugs (“MAIA”), announced today that it has appointed Steven M. Chaouki to its Board of Directors. Mr. Chaouki is a finance executive with over two decades of experience across capital markets and financial services.
“We are pleased to welcome Steve to the MAIA board,” said Vlad Vitoc, M.D., MAIA’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Steve is an experienced financial leader who has deep expertise across many diverse and large markets. We are eager to benefit from his background as we grow the company and advance as a clinical-stage organization.”
Mr. Chaouki currently serves as the President, U.S. Markets & Consumer Interactive of TransUnion, overseeing two TransUnion business lines. The U.S. Markets line provides information and insights to business customers across financial services, insurance, public sector, media and diversified markets. The Consumer Interactive line provides credit, financial and identity protection services to consumers. He previously held the role of Executive Vice President, Financial Services of TransUnion, responsible for the company’s financial services business, which provides solutions to banks, credit unions, capital markets, financial services resellers, auto lenders and other customers. Mr. Chaouki earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S.B.A. from Boston University.
Mr. Chaouki said, “MAIA is doing important work to improve and extend the lives of people fighting cancer, and I am excited to work with the team at MAIA to fully realize the potential of its targeted approach in immuno-oncology and provide much-needed therapeutic benefit to patients living with cancer.”
About MAIA Biotechnology, Inc.
MAIA Biotechnology, Inc. is a targeted therapy, immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of potential first-in-class drugs with novel mechanisms of action that are intended to meaningfully improve and extend the lives of people with cancer. Programs include (i) THIO, a potential first-in-class cancer telomere targeting agent in clinical development for the treatment of telomerase-positive cancer cells and (ii) pre-clinical evaluation of potentially novel compounds targeting androgen receptor and direct FKBP52 co-chaperone inhibition. For more information, please visit www.maiabiotech.com.
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