About Us

About Kiniksa

Kiniksa has an experienced team and numerous product-candidates in both clinical and preclinical development. The programs span a range of debilitating diseases with significant unmet medical need.

We have a pipeline of product candidates across various stages of development, currently focused on autoinflammatory and autoimmune conditions and have the potential to address multiple indication.

We are relentless and focused on putting patients at the center of everything we do and strive to develop life-changing medicines.


Management Team

Sanj K. Patel

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Stephen Mahoney

President & COO

John Paolini


Carsten Boess

EVP Corporate Affairs

Chris Heberlig


Christine Maurer

SVP Program Management

Tom Beetham

Chief Legal Officer

Eben Tessari

Chief Business Officer

Martina Struck

VP Regulatory Affairs

Brendan Classon

VP Research

Melissa Manno

Senior Director Human Resources

Board of Directors

  • Felix Baker

    Lead Director

  • Stephen Biggar


  • Thomas Malley


  • Tracey McCain


  • Sanj K. Patel

    Chairman & CEO

  • Kimberly Popovits


  • Barry D. Quart


Scientific Advisory Board

  • Robert Desnick


  • Gregory Grabowski

    Chief Scientific Officer

  • Gerald Siu


  • Mark Hayes


Our History

Q1 2018

Raises an additional $200M in capital from new and existing investors and completes dosing in single ascending dose portion of Phase 1a/1b.

Q4 2017

Initiates an open-label lead-in study to a planned P3 pivotal for KPL-914 in a rare cardiovascular inflammatory disease and acquires the rights to KPL-301

Q3 2017

Acquires the rights to KPL-914, KPL-045 and an exclusive option to acquire KPL-404

Q2 2017

Raises an additional $40M in capital (from new and existing investors) and begins enrollment in a P1b study in patients with cutaneous inflammatory disease with KPL-716

Q3 2016

Kiniksa acquires the world wide rights to its first program - KPL-716 - and initiates IND-enabling activities

Q4 2015

Raises $80M in committed Series A capital to focus on rapidly bringing therapies to patients who have unmet need

Q3 2015

Kiniksa is founded in Hamilton, Bermuda with its US subsidiary’s headquarters in Massachusetts