Family chemistry: Nexus Pharmaceuticals brings new thinking to drug industry

Ayesha Ahmed, general counsel and vice president of human resources, and Usman Ahmed, president and CEO, with their mother, Mariam Darsot, board chair.
Ayesha Ahmed, general counsel and vice president of human resources, and Usman Ahmed, president and CEO, with their mother, Mariam Darsot, board chair. Credit: Jake Hill Photography

Tucked just out of plain sight of motorists traveling along the I-94 corridor in Kenosha County, there’s a three-story, 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie that marks the next stage of growth for a family-owned pharmaceutical company that wants to shake up the industry.  Lincolnshire, Illinois-based Nexus Pharmaceuticals Inc. officially opened its first U.S. manufacturing

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Ashley Smart
Ashley covers startups, technology and manufacturing for BizTimes. She was previously the managing editor of the News Graphic and Washington County Daily News. In past reporting roles, covering education at The Waukesha Freeman, she received several WNA awards. She is a UWM graduate. In her free time, Ashley enjoys watching independent films, tackling a new recipe in the kitchen and reading a good book.

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