Peter Y. Tam has served as President and a Director of VIVUS since October 2009. From January 2009 until October 2009, Mr. Tam served as Chief Operating Officer. From July 2004 to January 2009, Mr. Tam served as Senior Vice President of Product and Corporate Development of the company. From November 2002 to July 2004, Mr. Tam served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. Mr. Tam joined the company in 1993 as Manager of Clinical Research and in 1999 he assumed the responsibilities of Director of Clinical and Corporate Development. Mr. Tam holds a BS in chemistry from University of California Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University.