Skip to content

Peter Zerhouni steps down as CEO of InDex Pharmaceuticals


April 11, 2022 – InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB (publ) today announced that after more than seven years as CEO, Peter Zerhouni has decided to leave his position. The company’s CFO Johan Giléus has been appointed acting CEO while a new CEO is being recruited, and he will also continue as CFO.

“With the drug candidate cobitolimod in phase III, a clear plan to market, and a solid financial position, InDex stands stronger than ever,” said Wenche Rolfsen, chairman of InDex Pharmaceuticals. “I want to thank Peter for his contribution in building the company and for his good collaboration. I wish him all the best.”

“It has been a rewarding journey and I am very proud of what the InDex team has accomplished during my time as CEO,” said Peter Zerhouni.

Peter Zerhouni will be available to the board during his notice period.

For more information:
Wenche Rolfsen, chairman
Phone: +46 8 122 038 50

This information is information that InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact person set out above at 13:30 CET on April 11, 2022.

InDex Pharmaceuticals in brief
InDex is a pharmaceutical development company focusing on immunological diseases where there is a high unmet medical need for new treatment options. The company’s lead asset is the drug candidate cobitolimod, which is being evaluated in the phase III study CONCLUDE as a novel treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis – a debilitating, chronic inflammation of the large intestine. InDex has also developed a platform of patent protected discovery stage substances, so called DNA based ImmunoModulatory Sequences (DIMS), with the potential to be used in the treatment of various immunological diseases.

InDex is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The company’s shares (ticker INDEX) are traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Stockholm. Redeye AB with email address and phone number +46 8 121 576 90 is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit