Appointed: October 2021
James DeYonker is the Chief Legal, Compliance, and IP Officer for EUROAPI. He has been with the company since October 2021, when he was brought on board to prepare the company for the IPO process and to help drive the transformation to the new business model. He brings with him extensive international experience, having worked on the ground in Europe, US, China, India, Japan, and Mexico, in a wide array of pharmaceutical legal matters.
James began his career as Global Intellectual Property Counsel and Head of IP for API and CDMO companies such as Ranbaxy-Sun Pharmaceuticals and Polpharma. James also has experience in private practice as a Corporate Law Associate at Linklaters LLP.
He became Head of Legal EU and Global Respiratory for Cipla Pharmaceuticals in 2012, then Global Senior IP Counsel at Mondelez International in 2014. In 2016, he became Chief Legal and Compliance Officer & Head of Intellectual Property and Innovation at Centrient Pharmaceuticals.
James holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from Emory University (Georgia) and a Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers University School of Law (New Jersey). James is also a registered US Patent Attorney.
In his free time, he enjoys surfing, playing golf, skiing, and a good glass of red wine. He’s also the proud owner of two rescue dogs.