People: Agenus Inc (AGEN.O)

AGEN.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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11 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Garo Armen

61 1999 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Christine Klaskin

47 2012 Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Robert Stein

50 2014 Chief Scientific Officer

Karen Valentine

42 2010 Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Kerry Wentworth

41

Ozer Baysal

58 2013 Chief Business Officer

Timothy Wright

56 2009 Lead Independent Director

Shalini Sharp

39 2012 Director

Brian Corvese

56 2007 Independent Director

Tom Dechaene

55 2009 Independent Director

Wadih Jordan

79 2003 Independent Director

Shahzad Malik

45 2014 Independent Director

Jonae Barnes

Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Garo Armen

Dr. Garo H. Armen, Ph.D., serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Agenus Inc. Dr. Armen brings to our Board a deep historical and practical knowledge of the business of the Company and its technologies, as well as years of expertise in the financial and biopharmaceutical arenas. From mid-2002 through 2004, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the biopharmaceutical company Elan Corporation, plc which he helped restructure. Dr. Armen currently serves as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Protagenic Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company. Dr. Armen is also the founder and Chairman of the Children of Armenia Fund, a philanthropic organization established in 2000 that is dedicated to the positive development of the children and youth of rural Armenia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in physical organic chemistry from the City University of New York.

Christine Klaskin

Ms. Christine M. Klaskin is Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of Agenus Inc. She has been Vice President, Finance, Principal Accounting Officer since October 2006 and Principal Financial Officer since May 2012. Since joining Agenus Inc. in 1996 as finance manager, Ms. Klaskin has held various positions within the finance department and has been involved in all equity and debt offerings of the Company including its IPO. Ms. Klaskin is currently a member of the board of directors of American DG Energy Inc. Prior to joining Agenus, Ms. Klaskin was employed by Arthur Andersen as an audit manager. Ms. Klaskin received her Bachelor of Accountancy from The George Washington University.

Robert Stein

Dr. Robert B. Stein, M.D., Ph.D., is a Chief Scientific Officer of Agenus Inc. Dr. Stein leads our Research, Preclinical Development and Translational Medicine functions and helps shape our clinical development strategy for the Prophage Series vaccines and HerpV. In addition, he is leading the integration of 4-Antibody into our business. Dr. Stein brings over 30 years of experience and accomplishments in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to the Agenus leadership team. Over the course of his career Dr. Stein has played a pivotal role in bringing eight drugs to the market including Sustiva, Fablyn, Viviant, PanRetin, TargRetin, Promacta, & Eliquis. Prior to joining Agenus he held a number of senior management positions including Chief Scientific Officer & Senior Vice President of Research for Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Executive Vice President of Research & Preclinical Development for Dupont Merck, President and Chief Scientific Officer for Incyte Pharmaceuticals, President of Roche Palo Alto and CEO of KineMed. Dr. Stein spent the early part of his career at Merck, Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories. He holds an MD and a PhD in Physiology & Pharmacology from Duke University. Dr. Stein filed a personal voluntary bankruptcy petition under Chapter 7 in August of 2012 and the bankruptcy was discharged in May 2013.

Karen Valentine

Ms. Karen H. Valentine serves as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Agenus Inc. Prior to joining Agenus Inc. in 2004, Ms. Valentine was an associate in the biotechnology practice of Palmer & Dodge LLP (now Edwards Wildman). Ms. Valentine is currently a member of the board of directors of the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Ms. Valentine graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Colgate University, and received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.

Kerry Wentworth

Ms. Kerry A. Wentworth is no longer Vice President - Clinical, Regulatory & Quality of Agenus Inc., effective July 10, 2014. Before joining Agenus Inc. in 2005, Ms. Wentworth served as senior director of regulatory affairs at Genelabs Technologies, where she was responsible for the business’ regulatory and quality functions. There she focused on the late-stage clinical development and subsequent US and European commercial application filings for the company’s lead product Prestara. Prior to Genelabs, Ms. Wentworth held various positions in regulatory affairs at Shaman Pharmaceuticals and at Genzyme Corporation. Ms. Wentworth received a BS in pre-veterinary medicine from the University of New Hampshire.

Ozer Baysal

Mr. Ozer Baysal is Chief Business Officer of Agenus Inc. His principal role is to lead Agenus' efforts in establishing commercial capability and accelerating Agenus' transition to becoming a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Agenus Mr. Baysal spent more than 30 years with Pfizer in a broad number of functional and geographic areas, most recently serving as President of Europe, Emerging Markets Region. While at Pfizer, he held key leadership positions in Marketing, Sales, and Manufacturing, and was actively involved with numerous licensing and M&A activities. Mr. Baysal holds a bachelor's degree from Bosphorus University in Industrial Engineering and has completed the Programs for Leadership and Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Timothy Wright

Mr. Timothy R. Wright serves as Lead Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Mr. Wright is the founder and head of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Drug Development Institute, a position he has held since September 2011. From July 2011 to July 2012, Mr. Wright served as Chairman, Interim CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors of Curaxis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a research based company dedicated to finding cures for age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Prior to Mr. Wright’s tenure at Curaxis, the company had been experiencing financial difficulties and, as a result, Curaxis filed for Chapter 11 in July 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Wright served as President of the Imaging Solutions and Pharmaceutical Products Sector of Covidien. Covidien is an $11 billion global leader in medical devices and supplies, diagnostic imaging agents, pharmaceuticals, and other healthcare products. Mr. Wright brings to our Board over 28 years of global pharmaceutical industry experience in general management, product development, and commercialization as well as business restructuring and transaction experience. Beginning in April 2004, Mr. Wright was interim CEO, President and a member of the Board of Directors of AAI Pharma, a hybrid pharmaceutical, drug delivery/manufacturing, and global clinical research organization. Upon the sale of AAI Pharma’s pharmaceutical assets to Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mr. Wright transitioned to Chief Operating Officer at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., a role he maintained until May 2006. Mr. Wright was also President of Elan Bio-Pharmaceuticals and has held several senior management positions with Cardinal Health Inc. and Dupont Merck Pharmaceutical Company. Over his career, Mr. Wright has served on nine Boards of Directors, five in North America and four in Europe and Asia. Mr. Wright earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.

Shalini Sharp

Ms. Shalini Sharp is Director of Agenus Inc. Ms. Sharp is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical. Ms. Sharp served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Agenus from 2006 to 2012, and was most recently appointed a member of the Board effective May 11, 2012. She joined Agenus in 2003 and held increasing roles of responsibility spanning strategic planning, corporate development, investor relations, corporate finance and business development activities. Prior to Agenus, Ms. Sharp held similar roles at Elan Pharmaceuticals from 1998 to 2003, including serving as chief of staff to the Chairman of the Board of Directors during that company’s restructuring. With many years of industry experience, Ms. Sharp has spearheaded numerous financing and business development transactions that have been critical to the success of Agenus and Elan. Prior to Elan, Ms. Sharp was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company as well as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, specializing in pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Ms. Sharp holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

Brian Corvese

Mr. Brian Corvese serves as an Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Mr. Corvese is President and Founder of Vencor Capital, a private equity firm with telecommunications and technology investments in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. Prior to working at Vencor, Mr. Corvese worked on investments in the U.S. and global equity markets as a Managing Director and partner at Soros Fund Management, the largest hedge fund in the world at the time. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Corvese was a partner at Chancellor Capital Management (“Chancellor”), a $25 billion money management firm. While at Chancellor, Mr. Corvese was a Portfolio Manager with responsibility for investments made in basic industries, restructurings, and special situations, corporate governance investments, as well as founded and managed his own hedge fund. From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Corvese was with Drexel Burnham Lambert (“Drexel”) as an equity analyst following the chemical and specialty chemical industries and participated in a significant number of merger and acquisition activities. While at Drexel, Mr. Corvese was a member of the top chemical and specialty chemical research team, as ranked by Institutional Investor. Mr. Corvese currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Corporation, based in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Corvese earned degrees in finance and political science from The University of Rhode Island and attended New York University Graduate School.

Tom Dechaene

Mr. Tom Dechaene serves as an Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Mr. Dechaene is an advisor to various TMT (telecom, media and technology) and life sciences companies. Mr. Dechaene serves on the boards of KBC Group, a financial group listed on the NYSE Euronext, and Bourn Hall International Ltd, a private provider of IVF services in India and the MENA region. Between 2007 and 2012 Mr. Dechaene was an independent director of Transics N.V., a company listed on NYSE Euronext. Mr. Dechaene was a director of Telindus NV, listed on Euronext, from 2005 until its acquisition by Belgacom in 2006. Between 2006 and 2012 Mr. Dechaene was a director of the Telindus Foundation in the Netherlands. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Dechaene was the Chief Financial Officer of SurfCast Inc., a software development company. He was with Deutsche Bank from 1991 through 1999, most recently as a director in the principal investments group within the equity capital markets division. Mr. Dechaene holds a law degree from the Central Exam Commission, Belgium, a master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Antwerp, and a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD, France.

Wadih Jordan

Mr. Wadih Jordan serves as an Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Mr. Jordan is President of NearEast Enterprise, a company that markets pharmaceuticals in Near East markets, including Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Gulf countries. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Jordan served as a Vice President of Cyanamid International, a research-based life sciences company, and from 1976 to 1993, Mr. Jordan served as a Managing Director within Cyanamid International. Since December 2003, Mr. Jordan has been a trustee of the Board of Directors of the Lebanese American University, located in Beirut, Lebanon, and incorporated under the Board of Regents in New York State. Mr. Jordan received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and a certificate in international business from Columbia University.

Shahzad Malik

Dr. Shahzad Malik, M.D., is Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Dr. Malik is a General Partner at Advent Venture Partners, a position he has held since 1999. Dr. Malik brings to our Board historical knowledge of 4-Antibody’s operations, the business we acquired earlier this year, as well as broad experiences in the life sciences and medical industries. During his time with Advent, he has been actively involved with numerous investments in Europe and the United States in the biopharmaceutical and medical device arenas in a variety of therapeutic areas. A number of these companies that Advent invested in are now publicly traded or have been acquired. Dr. Malik currently serves on the Board of Directors of Conatus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Versartis, Inc., both life sciences companies. Prior to joining Advent, Dr. Malik spent six years practicing medicine before joining the London office of management consultants McKinsey & Company. While there he served international clients in the Healthcare and Investment Banking sectors. Dr. Malik holds an M.A. from Oxford University and a M.D. from Cambridge University. He subsequently specialized in interventional cardiology while also pursuing research interests in heart muscle disorders both in the clinic and basic science laboratory.

Jonae Barnes

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Garo Armen

1,589,170

Christine Klaskin

437,697

Robert Stein

--

Karen Valentine

551,954

Kerry Wentworth

567,205

Ozer Baysal

587,802

Timothy Wright

--

Shalini Sharp

250,119

Brian Corvese

--

Tom Dechaene

--

Wadih Jordan

--

Shahzad Malik

--

Jonae Barnes

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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