Iqbal Hussain

Iqbal Hussain

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Iqbal Hussain is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Centessa Pharmaceuticals and is responsible for the leadership of our legal, compliance, IP, and corporate functions.

Prior to joining Centessa, Iqbal served as a partner in the Global Corporate Group at Reed Smith, LLP, where he led the life sciences transactional practice across EMEA from September 2019 to January 2021.


Before joining Reed Smith, Iqbal was Legal Director for Mergers and Acquisitions at Johnson & Johnson. From February 2014 to August 2019, he was Senior Counsel and a member of the leadership team at the Johnson & Johnson EMEA Innovation Centre in London.

Iqbal began his career at Slaughter and May where he advised clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions. Iqbal was a senior associate in the Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions team at Ropes & Gray, LLP.


Iqbal received an LLB from the University of Sheffield in 2004.

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