Jayant Aphale joined Sarepta in December 2011 as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations. Previously, Jayant served as Vice President at GlaxoSmithKline in Belgium leading new product introductions, cGMP scale-up of clinical material manufacturing, U.S. government interactions and global technology transfer of marketed vaccines. Prior to GSK, Jayant was the Vice President of Manufacturing and Process Sciences at Enobia Pharma where he structured their CMO network and led technology transfer and scale-up of their lead product in the rare disease space. Before Enobia, Jayant served as Vice President, Manufacturing Operations and Project Management at Acambis, where, besides managing cGMP manufacturing across multiple sites, he established and implemented business processes in project and portfolio management and in transitioning clinical manufacturing to commercial scale. Jayant received his PhD in Microbiology from The Ohio State University in 1992, a MBA in Finance and Strategy from University of North Carolina in 2002, is a certified project manager (PMP) as well as holds the US regulatory affairs certification (RAC).