Sobi Canada Leadership Team

Sobi Canada Leadership Team

Bob McLay

Bob McLay – General Manager, Canada VP and Kineret® Franchise Head

Bob McLay is the General Manager of Sobi Canada, and Vice President, Head of Kineret® (anakinra) and Tegsedi® (inotersen) for Sobi North America. As Sobi Canada GM, he oversees all operations and commercial aspects of our business strategy and performance. As Vice President, Head of Kineret and Tegsedi, he is responsible for the commercial process, performance and success for Sobi North America.

Bob joined Sobi North America from Merus Labs where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in Toronto. He also has held roles as a Sales Director for Takeda Canada, Marketing Director with Graceway Pharmaceuticals, and Sales leadership roles with Pfizer, Alcon and Nordic Labs.

Bob earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Auburn University Harbert College of Business in Alabama and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Guelph in Ontario. He resides in the Toronto area.

James Scrivens

James Scrivens – Director, Medical and Regulatory Affairs

James Scrivens is Director of Medical and Regulatory Affairs at Sobi North America. In this role, he works throughout the North American businesses managing Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, Medical Information and other related functions to support Sobi Canada, Inc.

He joined Sobi five years ago as National Medical Science Liaison focused on rheumatology and rare metabolic and inflammatory diseases. Prior to joining Sobi, James was Medical Science Liaison with Boehringer Ingelheim, and Research Associate with the Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology at Concordia University. He also completed post-doctoral fellowships at Concordia University and The Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry.

James has a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Genetics from University of Alberta, Edmonton, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of Regina – Campion College in Regina, Saskatchewan. James is based in Montreal.

Andrea Souchen – Senior Director Marketing US & Canada, Business Operations Canada

Andrea Souchen is the Senior Director of Marketing for the US and Canada in the Business Operations Canada Unit of Sobi North America. In this role, Andrea leads all business operations for Sobi Canada, and serves as Brand Marketing Lead for Sobi North America.

Andrea joined Sobi in 2016 and has served in senior marketing and patient access roles. During this time, she was the lead for multiple rare disease drugs in Canada, led the company’s Canadian patient support program, and served as deputy for Sobi Canada’s General Manager. Prior to joining Sobi, Andrea was with Takeda Pharmaceuticals for nearly 10 years serving in product management, market access and medical sales roles.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.) degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Andrea is based in Toronto.

Scott Young – Associate Director, Marketing

Scott Young – Associate Director, Marketing

Scott Young is the Associate Director, Brand Lead for hematology in Canada. In this role, Scott leads cross functional pre-launch activities for select hematology products/indications and has specific accountability for marketing and sales functions.

Scott joined Sobi North America in 2015 and has been in sales and marketing roles during his seven years. During this time, he helped drive the Kineret business and assisted in pre-launch activities for future products and indications. Prior to joining Sobi, Scott was with EMD Canada for 5 years in sales and marketing positions last serving as National Sales Manager.

Scott earned a Master of Science from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with Chemistry and Mathematics minors from Keuka College in Keuka Park, New York. He resides in the Toronto area.

Anil Kaul – Associate Director, Patient Access

Anil Kaul – Associate Director, Patient Access

In his role, Anil plans and executes strategies for Market Access of our products in Canada. He also oversees our Government Affairs efforts and manages our Community Engagement. His work ensures we have input from patients while supporting Patient Associations develop resources and educational materials.

Anil is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been in the industry for over 20 years and joined Sobi Canada in January 2020. Before joining Sobi Canada, Anil has gained experience in sales, marketing, medical education and market access at Organon, Schering Plough, InterMune, and Shire Canada.

Jamie Twiselton – Associate Director, Sales and Marketing

Jamie Twiselton – Associate Director, Sales and Marketing

Jamie Twiselton is head of sales and marketing for Sobi Canada and leads business operations and patient support for Kineret® (anakinra) and Tegsedi® (inotersen). He is responsible for strategic planning for these brands as well as marketing and distribution.

Jamie joined Sobi Canada from Intercept Pharmaceuticals where he led Sales and Marketing for Canada. He has also held senior leadership roles at InterMune, and Biogen. Jamie holds a Master of Business Administration, Health Services as well as a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University.

Archana Malik – Associate Director Marketing

Archana Malik – Associate Director Marketing

Archana Malik is leading the launch of a market entrant for Sobi Canada. She joined Sobi in early 2022.

Archana brings with her over 20 years of healthcare experience in pharmaceuticals, medical device and consumer products, in multiple therapeutic areas. Most recently, she has held leadership roles in sales and marketing and new product commercialization at Novartis, Takeda, Medtronic, Astellas and Bausch & Lomb.

Archana holds a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from McGill University in Montreal. Archana is located in the Toronto area.