J. Joseph Kim

Founder at Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

J. Joseph Kim

J. Joseph Kim

Founder at Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
VGX Pharmaceuticals LLC

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Managing Partner at DSV Partners

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Former Executive Vice President at Merck-Medco Managed Care LLC

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Co-Founder at Vitality Biopharma, Inc.

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Former President at George Mason University

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Executive Vice President at The Wistar Institute

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Founder & Managing Director at Council of Korean Americans

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Chief Executive Officer at Geneos Therapeutics, Inc.

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Former Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Merck & Co., Inc.

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Director General at International Vaccine Institute

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Co-Founder at M.M. Dillon & Co. Group

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J. Joseph Kim
Founder at Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
MBA, Finance
Class of 1996

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering & Economics
Class of 1992

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

PhD in Biochemical Engineering

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.


The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.


The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is comprised of highly successful entrepreneurial leaders with a focus on values and sights on creating a better society. In being a part of a global network with access to some of the most talented like-minded individuals around the world and the support of the Aspen Institute, these leaders are able to help each other to become more deliberate and impactful in their efforts to make their communities, societies, and the world a better place.

Career History
Member-Global Agenda Council
2012 - Current

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

1983 - Current

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a late-stage biotechnology company, which engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of DNA-based immunotherapies and vaccines. Its drug candidates include SynCon immunotherapies which helps break the immune system's tolerance of cancerous cells; and CELLECTRA delivery system which facilitates optimized cellular uptake of the SynCon immunotherapies. The company was founded by David B. Weiner on June 29, 1983 and is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, PA.


VGX Pharmaceuticals LLC develops pharmaceuticals. The company was founded by J. Joseph Kim and is headquartered in Blue Bell, PA.

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VGX Pharmaceuticals LLC develops pharmaceuticals. The company was founded by J. Joseph Kim and is headquartered in Blue Bell, PA.

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Awards & Honors
Philadelphia Business Journal - 40 Under Forty
MIT Technology Review - World’s Top 100 Young Innovators
2013 Wall Street Journal Unleashing Innovation Conference

New York City, NY
2012 Forbes Healthcare Summit

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