CINCINNATI, Nov. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blue Water Vaccines Inc. (“BWV” or “Blue Water Vaccines” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing transformational vaccines to address significant global health challenges, today announced the appointment of seasoned advisor and executive, Vuk Jeremić, to the Company’s board of directors.
Mr. Jeremić brings decades of experience in operational and strategy advisement on a global scale for both private and public companies. Currently, Mr. Jeremić is the President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), a global public policy think-tank, and Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly magazine “Horizons – Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development.” Since 2013, Mr. Jeremić has operated Vuk Jeremić ent Consulting Agency Belgrade, through which he currently serves as a senior advisor to a leading global private equity firm and to one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the NYSE-listed technology special purpose acquisition company, Adit Edtech Acquisition Corp. (ADEX:U). In addition, he has lectured around the world at major universities, think-tanks, and institutes, as well as published opinion pieces in leading outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and Le Monde.
Prior to his experience in company advisement, Mr. Jeremić held multiple key positions in global public policy development nationally and internationally. In 2007, he chaired the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers and, from 2007 to 2012, he served as Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. In June 2012, Mr. Jeremić was directly elected by the majority of world’s nations to be the President of the 67th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. During his term in office, he played a leading role in steering the UN towards the establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“With his impressive resume both in operational advisement and global public policy development, we are thrilled to welcome Mr. Jeremić to our board,” said Joseph Hernandez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Water Vaccines. “We are confident he will bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to Blue Water Vaccines as we continue to grow the Company and progress our vaccine candidates towards commercialization.”
Mr. Jeremić holds a bachelor’s degree in Theoretical and Experimental Physics from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
About Blue Water Vaccines
Blue Water Vaccines Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformational vaccines to address significant health challenges globally. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, the Company holds the rights to proprietary technology developed at the University of Oxford, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The Company is developing a universal flu vaccine that will provide protection from all virulent strains in addition to licensing a novel norovirus (NoV) S&P nanoparticle versatile virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine platform from Cincinnati Children’s to develop vaccines for multiple infectious diseases, including norovirus/rotavirus and malaria, among others. Additionally, Blue Water Vaccines is developing a Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) vaccine candidate, designed to specifically prevent the highly infectious middle ear infections, known as Acute Otitis Media (AOM), in children. For more information, visit www.bluewatervaccines.com.
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