Board of Directors

The GI Dynamics Board of Directors is committed to carrying out our mission of improving the lives of people suffering from the global epidemics of type 2 diabetes and obesity through the development and commercialization of breakthrough treatments.


Mark Lerdal (Chairman)

Mark Lerdal brings extensive knowledge and experience as a board director in financial and business development, as well as a proven track record leading multiple mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Lerdal founded KC Holdings, Inc., a company formed to take KENETECH Corporation private through a management buyout. Mr. Lerdal previously held the position as President and CEO of KENETECH Corporation, one of the world’s largest developer, constructor and operator of wind energy plants.

Mr. Lerdal currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Leaf Clean Energy, Element Markets, LLC and Empower Energies, Inc., and sits on the Board of Directors for Southern Current, Allied Minds, PLC (LSE:ALM), and acts as a consultant to Northleaf Capital Partners. Mr. Lerdal previously served on the Board of Directors to Onsite Energy Corporation, Medley Capital Corporation, Trading Emissions, PLC, TerraForm Power, Inc. and TerraForm Global, Inc.

Mr. Lerdal graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.