Ms. Maria E. Cantor was appointed Chief Communications Officer in September 2020.
She joined uniQure in June 2016 as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Communications. She had previously held the role of Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she was a member of the senior management team and was responsible for investor relations and corporate communications for the company. She played an active role in several successful financing rounds for ARIAD and led the communications program for the clinical development, regulatory approval and product launch of the company’s first cancer therapeutic, Iclusig® (ponatinib), approved in both the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining ARIAD, she held the position of Senior Director, Corporate Communications at Genzyme, where she was involved in all aspects of corporate and product communications from 2001 to 2008. In addition to her extensive expertise as a communicator for leading biotechnology companies, Ms. Cantor also held senior communications positions within the healthcare industry including Director, Marketing and Public Relations at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston, and as Director, Marketing and Communications at Optima Healthcare Inc. in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Ms. Cantor holds a Master of Science in Communications Management from Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, New York and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston.