John C. London, LLB, LLM
Mr. London has over 30 years of experience managing a wide variety of public and private businesses. Mr. London was Vice Chairman (2005-2009) and then President and Co-CEO (2009-2016) of Nuvo Research Inc. (Nuvo Research), a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of development stage and commercialized products for pain and topical indications. As an executive management team leader, Mr. London directed Nuvo Research’s growth from a company with no FDA approved products and over $50M of debt to one with 4 FDA approved products, no debt and over $50M of cash. In 2016, Mr. London became the President and CEO of the renamed Nuvo Pharmaceuticals when Nuvo Research spun out its development stage assets to a separate public company, Crescita Therapeutics, so that it could focus on maximizing the value of its commercial stage assets. In November of 2017, Mr. London became Executive Chairman of Nuvo Pharmaceuticals and in January 2019 assumed the role of Vice Chairman.
Mr. London is currently the Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board and Executive in Residence at the John F. Wood Center for Business and Student Enterprise at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph and is an Advisory Board Member of the Masters of Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization program at McMaster University. Mr. London is also a member for the board of directors of Crescita Therapeutics Inc.
From 2002 to 2005, Mr. London was President and Chief Executive Officer of Powercart Systems Inc., a Canadian-based private company that designs and manufactures battery-equipped workstations that power devices with wireless communication capability. In 1997, Mr. London co-founded Nighthawk Investments, a private venture capital investment firm. In 1994, Mr. London co-founded Triam Automotive Inc., an international automotive parts manufacturer, where he served as Executive Vice-President. Triam completed its initial public offering in 1994 and was sold to Magna International Inc. in 1998. From 1988 to 1993, he was Executive Vice-President, Secretary and General Counsel at Atoma International, Magna’s interior systems group. Prior to joining Magna, Mr. London was a partner with the Toronto law firm of Strathy, Archibald and Seagram (now Gowlings) where from 1981 to 1988 he practiced corporate law with a focus on banking and insolvency.
Mr. London is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario law school and holds a Masters of Law Degree from University College London.