Leadership

Babar Ghias

Babar Ghias

Chief Operating Officer

Babar Ghias is Chief Operating Officer of Castle Creek Biosciences, Inc. Mr. Ghias has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including investment banking, private investing and operations. Prior to joining Castle Creek, he served as Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management at Paragon Biosciences, a global life science innovator. At Paragon, Mr. Ghias was instrumental in incubating three biotechnology companies focused on rare diseases and helping to launch their operational teams. 

Previously, Mr. Ghias was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of Corporate Development at Marathon Pharmaceuticals. As CFO, he created the company’s finance infrastructure to address its continuous growth from a clinical- to commercial-stage company and, ultimately, led the successful sale of the firm.

Earlier in his career, for over a decade, Mr. Ghias was an investment banker who served as a senior member of the mergers and acquisitions team at Credit Suisse, providing strategic advice to clients and boards of directors in the healthcare and life sciences industries and successfully closing over $60 billion in transactions. 

Mr. Ghias earned his M.B.A. with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and also holds a B.S. in economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.