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Michael J. Yang

Chief Commercial Officer
Acadia Pharmaceuticals


Mr. Yang is our Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and has been with ACADIA since March 2017. Mr. Yang joins ACADIA from Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where he served as President of Janssen Biotech Inc. and was responsible for building Janssen’s U.S. Immunology business, generating more than $8 billion in annual revenues. Mr. Yang began his career at Johnson & Johnson in 1997 and held numerous senior commercial positions such as President, CNS where he was responsible for growing the anti-psychotic long-acting therapy portfolio. His broad background of commercialization and general management experience also includes roles as the Worldwide General Manager of the Medical Device companies of Therakos, Inc and Veridex, LLC, where he launched new platforms, expanded global revenues and diversified the product lines. Prior to that, Mr. Yang was Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Oncology at Ortho Biotech Inc. Mr. Yang earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Marketing from San Diego State University.

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