Life Biosciences Inc. has announced Dr. Mehmood Khan, former PepsiCo Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, is incoming Chief Executive Officer and member of its board of directors.
Dr. Khan will lead the Boston-based biotech company, which has raised more than $75 million to pursue the eight pathways of age-related decline (ARD).
In his prior role with PepsiCo, a company which generated more than $64 billion in revenue in 2018, Dr. Khan led research and development efforts and oversaw PepsiCo’s global sustainability initiatives. He was challenged to create breakthrough innovations across the food and beverages category, including helping to drive growth for its nutritious offerings across the portfolio.
“Tristan and David have done a remarkable job establishing Life Biosciences as the leader in the longevity space,” said Khan. “Under their guidance, the company has grown tremendously and has already made much progress in tackling the issues of age-related decline. I’m excited to now work beside them in this next phase, continuing to grow and advance Life Biosciences.”
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Dr. Khan was President of Takeda Global Research & Development Center, overseeing Takeda’s worldwide R&D efforts. Before this, he was a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School where he served as Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutritional Trials Unit in the endocrinology division. Dr. Khan also spent nine years leading programs in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition for the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.