Nima was born in Tehran, Iran, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Human Biology and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Nima is the CEO of Kinnate Biopharma, a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company developing targeted medicines for difficult to treat cancers. Previously, Nima was the CEO of PaxVax, a company that developed and marketed vaccines for overlooked infectious diseases. Prior, Nima was at Novartis and The Boston Consulting Group.
Nima is on the Board of Directors of St. Francis High School in Mt. View CA, the Board of Directors of Keros Therapeutics, and the executive committee of the Northern California chapter of YPO (Young President’s Organization). He previously served on the board of the Stanford Alumni Association and CEPI (the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations).
Nima and his wife Christine live in San Francisco after stints in Boston, New York, and Switzerland and have one daughter, Ziba (Hamlin ‘26). He enjoys skiing, traveling, and amateur wine-making.