People: Agenus Inc (AGEN.O)

AGEN.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Garo Armen

62 1999 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder

C. Evan Ballantyne

56 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Robert Stein

2014 Chief Scientific Officer

Christine Klaskin

49 2014 Vice President - Finance

Karen Valentine

43 2014 Vice President, General Counsel

Ozer Baysal

59 2013 Chief Business Officer

Timothy Wright

57 2009 Lead Independent Director

Shalini Sharp

40 2012 Director

Brian Corvese

57 2007 Independent Director

Tom Dechaene

56 2009 Independent Director

Wadih Jordan

80 2003 Independent Director

Shahzad Malik

46 2014 Independent Director

Andrea Rabney

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Garo Armen

Dr. Garo H. Armen, Ph.D., is a founder and 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.

C. Evan Ballantyne

Mr. C. Evan Ballantyne is the Chief Financial Officer of Agenus Inc. Mr. Ballantyne, 56, brings more than 30 years of financial and operations experience to Agenus. Most recently, Mr. Ballantyne served as the Chief Financial Officer at Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company, from February 2012 to May 2015. From August 2006 to April 2011, Mr. Ballantyne served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Clinical Data, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Forest Laboratories, Inc. for $1.3 billion. Mr. Ballantyne has also served as the Chief Financial Officer at a number of private medical technology companies, including Avedro, Inc. and ZymeQuest, Inc. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ACNielsen Corporation - Europe Middle East & Africa, and he held the Chief Financial Officer position there as well for two years. He began his career at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation where he held several senior financial positions. Mr. Ballantyne earned a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and took a post-graduate degree in Business Administration with Honors from the University of Windsor.

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.

Christine Klaskin

Ms. Christine M. Klaskin is 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.

Karen Valentine

Ms. Karen H. Valentine serves as Vice President, General Counsel 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.

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.

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 bankruptcy 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.

Shalini Sharp

Ms. Shalini Sharp is Director of Agenus Inc. Ms. Sharp is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. and a member of the board of the TB Alliance. Ms. Sharp served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Agenus from 2006 to May 2012, and was appointed a member of the Board in May 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. 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.

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.

Tom Dechaene

Mr. Tom Dechaene is no longer as an Independent Director of Agenus Inc. effective as of December 31, 2015. Mr. Dechaene is an executive director of the National Bank of Belgium. He serves on the board of Bourn Hall International Ltd, a provider of IVF health services in India and the MENA region. Mr. Dechaene was a non-executive director of KBC Group N.V., a bank assurance group listed on Euronext from 2011 until 2014. Between 2007 and 2012, Mr. Dechaene was an independent director of Transics N.V., a company listed on NYSE Euronext. Mr. Dechaene was an independent director of Telindus NV, listed on Euronext, from 2005 until its acquisition by Belgacom in 2006. Between 2006 and 2012, Mr. Dechaene was a non-executive 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.

Wadih Jordan

Mr. Wadih Jordan serves as an Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Mr. Jordan was the founder and President of NearEast Enterprise, L.L.C. from 2011 to April 2015, a company that marketed pharmaceuticals in Near East markets, including Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Gulf countries. From 1995 to 2011, Mr. Jordan served as President of NearEast Pharma LLC, a company that provided pharmaceutical, biotechnology and equipment for pharmaceutical industries to the Near East and Middle East markets. 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.

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 the operations of 4-Antibody AG, our wholly-owned subsidiary (“4-Antibody”), 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 McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. While there he served international clients in the Healthcare and Investment Banking sectors.

Andrea Rabney

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Garo Armen

2,283,530

C. Evan Ballantyne

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Robert Stein

1,572,510

Christine Klaskin

601,228

Karen Valentine

864,071

Ozer Baysal

593,602

Timothy Wright

--

Shalini Sharp

250,119

Brian Corvese

--

Tom Dechaene

--

Wadih Jordan

--

Shahzad Malik

--

Andrea Rabney

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As Of  30 Dec 2014
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