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Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 1, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-36138   02-0563870
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)


9 Deer Park Drive, Suite K-1

Monmouth Junction, NJ

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (609) 452-9813



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Common stock, par value $0.001 per share   ADXS   OTCQX® Best Market


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On May 1, 2022, the Board of Directors of Advaxis, Inc. (the “Company”) elected Igor Gitelman, the Company’s VP of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, to serve on an interim basis as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer in accordance with the Second Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Company, until his successor is chosen and qualified, or until his earlier resignation or removal. In this role, Mr. Gitelman will be the Company’s Principal Financial Officer. Kenneth A. Berlin, who had formerly served as interim Chief Financial Officer, remains the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.


Mr. Gitelman, age 46, has served as the Company’s VP of Finance since November 2020 and Chief Accounting Officer since February 2021. Before joining the Company, Mr. Gitelman served as CFO Executive Financial Consultant for Accu Reference Medical Labs, a clinical diagnostic laboratory. Before that, from February 2017 through November 2018, Mr. Gitelman served as a chief accounting officer of Cancer Genetics, Inc., a drug discovery, preclinical oncology, and immuno-oncology services company. Prior to that, Mr. Gitelman served as an Assistant to Vice President (AVP) of Finance and Tax at clinical diagnostic laboratory, BioReference Laboratories, Inc., from October 2005 to October 2016. During this time at BioReference Laboratories, Inc., Mr. Gitelman held various positions of increasing responsibility managing the company’s internal audit function, SEC financial reporting, tax and corporate finance functions.


There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Gitelman and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Gitelman was appointed as interim Chief Financial Officer. There are no family relationships between Mr. Gitelman and any director or executive officer of the Company, and he has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, nor are any such transactions currently proposed.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


May 2, 2022 ADVAXIS, INC.
  By: /s/ Kenneth A. Berlin
  Name: Kenneth A. Berlin
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer