Prof. U?ur ?ahin, M.D. co-founded BioNTech in 2008 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since that time. Prof. ?ahin also served as the head of the Scientific Advisory Board of Ganymed Pharmaceuticals AG from 2008 until the company was acquired by Astellas Pharma Inc., or Astellas, in 2016. In 2010, Prof. Sahin co-founded TRON, and served as a Managing Director from 2010 until 2019. Prof. U?ur ?ahin has also been a professor (W3) at the Mainz University Medical Center since 2014. Prof. ?ahin co-founded the Ci3, the German Cluster Initiative of Individualized ImmunIntervention (Ci3), a non-profit organization. Prof. Sahin earned an M.D. in 1990 from the University of Cologne. Prof. Sahin is married to Dr. Özlem Türeci.