Chief Business Officer
José joined Altimmune as Chief Business Officer in July of 2018. A biotech executive with over 25 years’ experience structuring, negotiating and completing complex and accretive transactions including joint ventures, partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, debt financings, licensing and restructurings in a broad range of industries, he was most recently with IDT Biologika Corporation, where he served as Chief Business Officer & Head of Animal Health Americas. Prior to IDT, José was at Emergent BioSolutions and its predecessor BioPort Corporation for over a decade where he held a variety of position of increasing responsibility and led mergers & acquisitions, partnering, joint ventures, licensing, corporate strategy and alliance management functions. Mr. Ochoa also served as General Counsel at BioPort and East West Resources Corporation, counsel to BellSouth International (now AT&T) and the law firms of Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps in San Diego, California and Arent Fox in Washington, D.C., Mr. Ochoa received his juris doctor from the University of Virginia, and his bachelor of arts, with distinction, from the University of Virginia.