Prof. Hermann Luebbert, PhD, is Chief Executive Officer of Biofrontera AG. He studied biology in his native city of Cologne, where he completed a PhD in 1984.
After eight years of academic research at the University of Cologne and the California Institute of Technology (USA), he was awarded the habilitation at the ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule) Zürich. Prof. Lübbert has held the Chair of Animal Physiology at Ruhr-University Bochum since 1998. During his ten years at Sandoz and Novartis Pharma AG, Prof. Lübbert acquired experience in managing a globally active research organisation.
He founded Biofrontera in 1997 and has since managed the company.
John J. Borer III, J.D. became a member of our board of directors in November 2021. Since 2012, he has been the Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Banking at The Benchmark Company, LLC. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investment Banking at Rodman & Renshaw, and has held senior positions at Security Pacific Business Credit and Barclays American Business Credit. Mr. Borer has also served on the Supervisory Board of Biofrontera AG from May 2016 to December 2021. He holds a Doctor of Law degree (J.D.) from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California and a degree in Agricultural Economics from The University of California, Davis.
Loretta Wedge has been the Managing Partner of SemperFi Accounting Services, LLC since July 2019. Prior to that, from February to October 2017 she was the Vice President, Finance& Controller of Velcro Companies and between June 2015 and February 2017, she was the Vice President & Controller of CRISPR Therapeutics. Ms. Wedge is a financial executive with over 25 years of both public and private sector experience including extensive manufacturing, utility, medical device, bio-pharma and utility experience. She has an M.B.A. from California State University in Sacramento, California. She holds an active CPA license and is also a Certified Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Dr. Hoffman is the founder, and, since 2015, has been the President and Chief Executive Officer, of Origami Therapeutics, Inc., in San Diego, California. Dr. Hoffman has over 20 years of experience in drug discovery and development. Dr. Hoffman has made major contributions to the launch of two first-in-class drugs and two best-in-class drugs for Cystic Fibrosis. Beth holds her Ph.D. in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Weber has been a member of our board of directors since 2022. He is a Principal at Skysis, LLC, a firm that provides commercial strategy consulting services to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. Prior to Skysis, LLC, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Paraffin International Inc. Prior to Paraffin, Mr. Weber served in senior executive and marketing roles at Depomed, Hyperion Therapeutics and Medicis Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Weber is also a board member of the American Chronic Pain Association and holds a B.S. in Management and Marketing from Western Michigan University.