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Gil N Schwartzberg comes to Lixte Biotechnology Holdings.
FREMONT, CA: Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, a clinical-stage drug discovery firm that is developing pharmacologically active drugs for use in cancer treatment announces Gil N Schwartzberg's appointment to its Board of Directors. Mr. Schwartzberg is filling a vacancy generated by the resignation of Winson (Sze Chun) Ho, M.D. Gil Schwartzberg has played an essential role in advising and helping Lixte since its inception. The company is pleased to be welcoming Mr. Schwartzberg to the Board of Directors.
Dr. Ho leaves the Lixte Board of Directors to focus his expertise on clinical and pre-clinical cancer research in academic medicine. Dr. Ho has led Lixte with distinction, and the company wishes him great success in his future endeavors.
Gil N Schwartzberg has been a consultant to Lixte since its founding. Previously, Mr. Schwartzberg was Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of the City of Hope National Medical Center, a leading biomedical research and treatment facilities and an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mr. Schwartzberg is a person in the hundred-plus-year history of the City of Hope to have led as both Chairman of the Board and CEO. Mr. Schwartzberg is City of Hope Chairman Emeritus for life now.
Before joining the City of Hope, Mr. Schwartzberg was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sterling Bank of Los Angeles, of which he was a founder, and where he served for several years as the Chairman of the Loan Committee until the banks' sale. Besides, Mr. Schwartzberg was a founding shareholder of Skechers USA, Inc. Mr. Schwartzberg is a consultant to Skechers and both trustee and co-trustee of trusts that hold the controlling interest in Skechers.
Mr. Schwartzberg secured a Juris Doctorate awarded magna cum laude. Mr. Schwartzberg practiced law, specializing in business structure and transactions, and is a member in good standing of the California Bar. Mr. Schwartzberg is the author of books like Warning! Toxic Business Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them and Jane Austen's Persuasion Annotated, a Royal Navy Reading Companion.