Shalom “Shal” Jacobovitz

Position: Board Member

Shalom “Shal” Jacobovitz is the chief executive officer of CIVI Bio, a privately held biopharmaceutical, and the former CEO of the American College of Cardiology.

In this role at the ACC, Jacobovitz led the ~50,000 member organization in its mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. Prior to joining the ACC, Jacobovitz served as president of Actelion Pharmaceuticals U.S., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in orphan cardiopulmonary therapies. He has also held positions at F. Hoffmann La Roche, Abbott Canada, Nordic Labs and Marion Merrill Dow — now known as Sanofi — in Canada. Shal earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Western University in Canada.