Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bentsur has served as Keryx's Chief Executive Officer since May 2009 and has served on our Board of Directors since June 2009. Prior to joining Keryx, Mr. Bentsur served as Chief Executive Officer of XTL Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ("XTL"), a position he held from January 2006 until April 2009. Prior to his tenure at XTL, Mr. Bentsur was with Keryx from 2000-2006, serving as our Chief Financial Officer from June 2003 until his departure in January 2006. From July 1998 to October 2000, Mr. Bentsur served as Director of Technology Investment Banking at Leumi Underwriters, where he was responsible for all technology/ biotechnology private placement and advisory transactions. From June 1994 to July 1998, Mr. Bentsur worked as an investment banker in NYC, most of this period at ING Barings Furman Selz. Mr. Bentsur holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration with distinction from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and an MBA, Magna Cum Laude, from New York University's Stern Graduate School of Business.
James F. Oliviero, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Oliviero has served as Keryx's Chief Financial Officer since April 2009 and previously served as Keryx's Vice President, Finance since March 2008. From May 2003 until March 2008, Mr. Oliviero served as Keryx's Controller, where he was involved in all capital raising, licensing and acquisition transactions. Since joining Keryx, Mr. Oliviero has also been in charge of leading Keryx's compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations and other corporate governance matters. From August 1999 until May 2003, Mr. Oliviero served as Director of Finance for ACCESS Oncology, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company. From July 1997 to August 1999, Mr. Oliviero was an investment banker at ING Barings Furman Selz in New York City, where he worked on various mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt transactions. Mr. Oliviero is a CFA charterholder and holds a B.B.A. in Finance with Highest Distinction from Emory Universitys Goizueta Business School.