Rigel, Inc.
1180 Veterans Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA  94080
Main Phone:  650.624.1100
FAX:  650.624.1101


James M. Gower

James M. Gower
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


James M. Gower is Chief Executive Office and Chairman of the Board of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  From 1992 to March 1996, Mr. Gower was president and chief executive office of Tularik, Inc. (now Amgen), a biotechnology company developing small-molecule drugs regulating gene expression.  From 1981 to 1991 he served as senior vice president at Genentech.  At Tularik, Mr. Gower was involved in the development of the company from its inception until 1996.  During his ten years at Genentech, Mr. Gower had responsibility for corporate and business development, and he established the sales and marketing functions.  He previously held various positions with American Hospital Supply Corporation.

He holds a B.S. and an MBA from The University of Tennessee.

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