Tamar D. Howson has served previously as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at both SmithKline Beecham (now GSK) and Bristol-Myers Squibb, as well as high-level positions at multiple other industry leaders. She has helped companies navigate external alliances, license negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital investments. In 1999, she was awarded Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s “Woman of the Year” award.

In addition to ContraVir, Ms. Howson currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Partnership for Microbicides, Organovo and Enzymotec. Ms. Howson earned a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Technion in Haifa, Israel, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from City College of New York, and an MBA in Finance, International Business and Marketing from Columbia University.