Antti Vuolanto appointed as CEO of Herantis as of 22 July 2022

Herantis Pharma Plc
Company release, Inside information, 8 July 2022 at 1 p.m. EEST

The Board of Directors of Herantis Pharma Plc has appointed Antti Vuolanto (born 1975) as CEO as of 22July2022. Frans Wuite will continue as interim CEO of Herantis Pharma Plc until 21July2022 and as Member of the Board also thereafter.

Antti Vuolanto has acted as the Chief Operating Officer of Herantis Pharma Plc since 2018. Vuolanto graduated as Doctor of Science in Technology at Aalto University, Finland in 2004 in biochemistry and bioprocess technology. He has vast experience in biological drug development, gene therapy products, in-vitro diagnostics, and bioinformatics.

"The Board of Directors commenced the CEO recruitment process in January this year. I am very pleased that, after careful evaluation, we found an internal successor within the company who is well equipped to take over the role of CEO. As a result of his management position in the company, Antti Vuolanto has strong experience and knowledge of Herantis' business and strategic development, as well as due to his background, expertise in the company's field of business, research, and product development. Antti has also demonstrated his commitment to the company and its development over the past few years. We thank Frans Wuite for his contribution as interim CEO of Herantis and wish Antti all the best in his new future role," says Timo Veromaa, Chairman of the Board of Herantis.

"It has been an honour to be closely involved in the development of Herantis and the company's strategy over the last few years and to participate in the important work Herantis is doing in developing disease modifying therapies for Parkinson’s Disease. In my new role, I am able to utilize my knowledge of Herantis' industry, business and strategic development, and I am excited about the opportunity to participate in Herantis' next phases in a new role as CEO. I thank the Board of Directors of Herantis for the trust it has shown," says Antti Vuolanto.

Herantis Pharma Plc
The Board of Directors

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Herantis Pharma Plc

Herantis Pharma Plc is an innovative biotech company developing disease modifying therapies for Parkinson’s Disease. Herantis lead product HER-096, is an advanced small and synthetic chemical peptidomimetic version of the active parent CDNF protein. It combines the compelling mechanism of action of the CDNF protein with the ability to be delivered to the brain via subcutaneous administration.

The shares of Herantis are listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland and Nasdaq First North Growth Market Sweden. For more information, please visit

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