Title: Head of Policy, Co-Founder
Location: Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
David J. Kovacs, Head of Policy and Co-Founder at Humanigen, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in innovation.
Backed by a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance from the College of Staten Island, Mr. Kovacs is a renowned entrepreneur within the realm of innovation. Holding extensive experience with investment banking, private equity and venture capital for new and established industries, he has always been intrigued by the companies that were behind revolutionary products or emerging technology. Mr. Kovacs wished to build a distinguished career for himself, and for his efforts in innovation, he has been the recipient of various awards and accolades. Today, he is widely sought after to provide educational lectures for several leading investment banks, government agencies, private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds, including JP Morgan, Barclays, Citigroup, Lazard, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank.
Since 2020, Mr. Kovacs has served as the head of policy and co-founder of Humanigen. Humanigen, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing its portfolio of next-generation cell and gene therapies for the treatment of cancers via its novel, GM-CSF neutralization and gene-knockout platforms. Mr. Kovacs is proud to report that as of mid-2020, the company has reached phase three of FDA trials for the cure for COVID-19. Additionally, since 2016, he has served as the co-founder of First Contact Entertainment, a leading virtual reality video game company that includes Call of Duty veterans.
Taking on various roles, Mr. Kovacs also serves as managing director to AudioEye, Inc., a leader in online accessibility compliance, and to Formulus Black, which has been ranked number one among global storage solutions in 2019. He has also served as the managing director of The Hinduja Group, a highly diversified organization with more than $50 billion under management. Additionally, he advises many of the leading technology initiatives for the United Nations. Notably, in 2012, Mr. Kovacs was appointed to the position of leading learning adviser for the Securities & Exchange Commission. In this role, he assessed and implemented solutions for in-house examiners, accountants and lawyers.
A philanthropist in addition to his primary work, Mr. Kovacs collaborates with First Contact Philanthropy, which seeks to provide virtual reality headsets to children’s hospitals worldwide. He has also helped create a fundraising event with quarterback Eli Manning to give ill children the chance to meet the Hall of Fame and Super Bowl Champion. Mr. Kovacs attributes his success to a financially rough upbringing along with his determined immigrant parents. He is now dedicated to helping people and continues to invest in companies whose mission is to help people. Looking toward the future, Mr. Kovacs plans to run for president of the United States in 2032.
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