Mehmood Khan, M.D., is Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Life Biosciences Inc. He joined the company in April 2019. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Life Biosciences is a biotechnology company developing therapies for age-related diseases by focusing on the biology of aging. Its ultimate goal is to significantly extend healthy human lifespan. In his role as CEO, Dr. Khan provides strategic direction and operational oversight. His vision of a more efficient and effective drug development pathway will drive innovation in the science and technology Life Biosciences advances.
Dr. Khan previously served as Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development at PepsiCo, a Fortune 50 company with upwards of 250,000 employees across 22 brands. At PepsiCo, Dr. Khan played a pivotal role in their global R&D efforts to create breakthrough innovations in food, beverages and nutrition, including the incorporation of healthier and more nutritions offerings across its portfolio. Dr. Khan also oversaw PepsiCo’s global sustainability of the world we share. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Dr.Khan served as president of Global R&D Center at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, leading the global efforts one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world by revenue.
Before moving into industry, Dr. Khan had a distinguished medical career as a faculty member in endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical school where he served as Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutritional Trials Unit. He also spent nine years leading programs in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition for the Hennepin Country Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Dr. Khan is a member of the Board of Directors of Reckitt Benckiser and Indigo Ag. He is also a member of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technologies at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Chair of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C.
Dr.Khan earned his medical degree from the University of Liverpool Medical School, England, and completed a fellowship in clinical endocrinology and nutrition in the Department of Medicine and Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.