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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ALXN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonard Bell

57 2015 Chairman of the Board

Ludwig Hantson

54 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Anderson

67 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Clare Carmichael

57 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

John Moriarty

49 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Martin Mackay

60 2013 Executive Vice President, Global Head - Research and Development

Julie O'Neill

50 2015 Executive Vice President - Global Operations

Carsten Thiel

53 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Edward Miller

52 2014 Senior Vice President, Global Chief Compliance Officer

Heidi Wagner

52 2012 Senior Vice President - Global Governmental Affairs

R. Douglas Norby

80 2014 Lead Independent Director

David Brennan

62 2017 Director

Felix Baker

47 2015 Independent Director

M. Michele Burns

59 2014 Independent Director

Christopher Coughlin

64 2014 Independent Director

John Mollen

65 2014 Independent Director

Alvin Parven

75 1999 Independent Director

Andreas Rummelt

59 2010 Independent Director

Ann Veneman

68 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Leonard Bell

Dr. Leonard Bell, M.D., is no longer Chairman of the Board of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with effect from May 10, 2017. Dr. Bell was the principal founder of Alexion in 1992 and served as the Chief Executive Officer from the Company's inception until he retired as CEO on March 31, 2015. Under his leadership Alexion grew to become a global biopharmaceutical company with employees serving patients with severe and life-threatening disorders in 50 countries through fully integrated research, discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercial capabilities. Prior to founding Alexion, Dr. Bell was an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he also received his M.D. degree. Dr. Bell was a recipient of the numerous awards and honors as an academic scientist prior to founding Alexion. Dr. Bell received his A.B. from Brown University and M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Bell is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Ludwig Hantson

Dr. Ludwig N. Hantson, Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Hantson most recently served as President and CEO of Baxalta Incorporated (Baxalta), a public company spin-off from Baxter International Inc. (Baxter), from July 2015 until its sale to Shire plc in June 2016. Prior to joining Baxalta, Dr. Hantson served as Baxter’s Corporate Vice President and President, BioScience from October 2010 to July 2015. Prior to his roles at Baxter, Dr. Hantson held several leadership roles at Novartis AG from 2001-2010, including CEO of Novartis Pharma North America, CEO of Novartis Europe, and President of Novartis Pharma Canada. From 1988-2001, Dr. Hantson served in increasing roles of responsibility in marketing, and research and development at Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Hantson began his career at Smith & Nephew, and received his Ph.D. in motor rehabilitation and physical therapy, Master’s degree in physical education, and a certification in high secondary education, all from the University of Louvain in Belgium.

David Anderson

Mr. David John Anderson serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Anderson Prior to joining Alexion, Mr. Anderson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell International from 2003-2014, where he was responsible for all corporate finance activities including accounting, treasury, tax, audit, investments, financial planning and acquisitions, and was integral to the reshaping of the company’s business portfolio. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Industries, as well as Newport News Shipbuilding. Previously, he also held senior financial positions with RJR Nabisco and the Quaker Oats Company. Mr. Anderson serves on the Boards of several public companies, including Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 leader in healthcare products and services. Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Indiana University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago (Booth School of Business).

Clare Carmichael

Ms. Clare Carmichael is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of the company. She has been with Alexion since August 2011 and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since September 2014. From August 2011 to September 2014, Ms. Carmichael served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Alexion, Ms. Carmichael served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources at Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from August 2008 to March 2011, where she established and executed global HR strategies. From December 2005 to August 2008, Ms. Carmichael held various human resources positions of increasing responsibility at Schering-Plough Corporation, including Vice President of Global Human Resources at the Schering-Plough Research Institute. From December 2003 to December 2005, Ms. Carmichael was Vice President of Human Resources at Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to Eyetech, she held various positions of increasing responsibility in human resources at Pharmacia Corporation. Ms. Carmichael received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rider University.

John Moriarty

Mr. John B. Moriarty, J.D., is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the company. He has been with Alexion since December 2012 and has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel since September 2014. From December 2012 to September 2014, Mr. Moriarty served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. From December 2010 to December 2012, Mr. Moriarty served as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at Elan Corporation plc, an Irish public limited company traded on the New York and Irish Stock Exchanges, and also served as a member of Elan’s Executive Management team. Prior to assuming the role of General Counsel, Mr. Moriarty served as Senior Vice President of Law, Litigation and Commercial Operations at Elan from December 2008 to December 2010. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Moriarty held various positions with Amgen, Inc., including Executive Director and Associate General Counsel, Global Commercial Operations - Amgen Oncology and Senior Counsel, Complex Litigation, Products Liability and Government Investigations. Between 1994 and 2002, Mr. Moriarty served in various capacities in private practice focused on healthcare and as a healthcare fraud prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Moriarty received his Bachelor’s of Arts, with distinction, from the University of Virginia and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Martin Mackay

Dr. Martin Mackay, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Global Head - Research and Development of the company. He has been Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research & Development since joining Alexion in May 2013. Prior to joining Alexion, Dr. Mackay served as President, Research and Development at AstraZeneca from June 2010 to February 2012, where he led all R&D functions worldwide, including discovery research, clinical development, regulatory affairs and key related R&D functions. From April 1995 to May 2010, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer, including President, Head of Pfizer Pharmatherapeutics, R&D, where he oversaw all aspects of small molecule discovery and development across multiple therapeutic areas. Dr. Mackay has also worked in the CIBA organization, now Novartis, and held positions within academia. Dr. Mackay received a Microbiology First Class Honors Degree from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Julie O'Neill

Ms. Julie O'Neill is Executive Vice President - Global Operations of the company. She has been with Alexion since February 2014 and has served as Executive Vice President of Global Operations since January 2015. From January 2014 to January 2015, Ms. O’Neill was Senior Vice President Global Manufacturing Operations and General Manager of Alexion Pharma International Trading. Prior to joining Alexion, Ms. O’Neill served in various leadership positions at Gilead Sciences from February 1997 to February 2014 including Vice President of Operations and General Manager of Ireland from 2011 to 2014. Prior to Gilead Sciences, Ms. O’Neill held leadership positions at Burnil Pharmacies and Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals. She is the Chairperson for the National Standards Authority of Ireland and is a member of the Boards of the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland. Ms. O’Neill received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Dublin, Trinity College and a Masters of Business Administration from University College Dublin (Smurfit School of Business).

Carsten Thiel

Mr. Carsten Thiel, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the company. He has been with Alexion since September 2014 and has served as Chief Commercial Officer since September 2015. From January 2015 to September 2015, Mr. Thiel served as Senior Vice President EMEA and Asia Pacific and from September 2014 to January 2015, Mr. Thiel was Senior Vice President EMEA and Australasia-Canada. Prior to joining Alexion, Mr. Thiel served in various senior leadership positions at Amgen from 2002 to 2014, including Vice President, Head of Europe, General Manager, Germany, General Manager, CEE and Head of the Oncology Franchise in Europe. Prior to Amgen, Mr. Thiel held several sales and marketing leadership roles across Europe at Roche. Mr. Thiel has a Master Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Marburg, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the Max Planck Institute, Germany.

Edward Miller

Mr. Edward Miller, J.D., is Senior Vice President, Global Chief Compliance Officer of the company. He has been Senior Vice President and Global Chief Compliance Officer since joining Alexion in September 2014. Prior to joining Alexion, Mr. Miller served in various compliance and legal leadership positions at Boehringer Ingelheim from 2000 to August 2014, including Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Global Head of Litigation and Government Investigations; Vice President and Acting Global Compliance Officer and Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Litigation. Prior to Boehringer Ingelheim, Mr. Miller was a Senior Trial Attorney at the DOJ in Washington, D.C. Mr. Miller received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.

Heidi Wagner

Ms. Heidi L. Wagner, J.D., is Senior Vice President - Global Governmental Affairs of the Company. She has been with Alexion since September 2009 and has served as Senior Vice President, Global Governmental Affairs since September 2012. From September 2009 to September 2012, Ms. Wagner served as Vice President, Global Government Affairs. Prior to joining Alexion, Ms. Wagner was the Sr. Director of Governmental Affairs for Genentech, and also consulted for a variety of health plans, biopharmaceutical and other healthcare-related companies. Ms. Wagner received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in Virginia.

R. Douglas Norby

Mr. R. Douglas Norby is Lead Independent Director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since September 1999. Mr. Norby served as Sr. Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Tessera Technologies, Inc., a provider of intellectual property for advanced semiconductor packaging from July 2003 until January 31, 2006. From March 2002 to February 2003, Mr. Norby served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zambeel, Inc., a data storage systems company. From December 2000 to March 2002, Mr. Norby served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Novalux, Inc., a manufacturer of lasers for optical networks. From 1996 until December 2000, Mr. Norby served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LSI Logic Corporation, a semiconductor company. From July 1993 until November 1996, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mentor Graphics Corporation, a software company. Mr. Norby served as President of Pharmetrix Corporation, a drug delivery company, from July 1992 to September 1993, and from 1985 to 1992, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Lucasfilm, Ltd., an entertainment company. From 1979 to 1985, Mr. Norby was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Syntex Corporation, a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Norby received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

David Brennan

Mr. David R. Brennan has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company, with effect from May 10, 2017. Mr. Brennan has been serving as Alexion's Interim Chief Executive Officer since December 2016, while the Company conducts a search for a permanent CEO. Once that new CEO is identified, Mr. Brennan will continue as Alexion's Chairman. Mr. Brennan has been a Director of Alexion since July 2014 and has served on the Strategy and Risk Committee, the Quality Compliance Committee, and the Science and Innovation Committee. From 2006 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of AstraZeneca PLC, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Brennan worked for AstraZeneca in increasing roles of responsibility, including as Executive Vice President of North America from 2001 to 2006 and as Senior Vice President of Commercialization and Portfolio Management from 1999 to 2001. Prior to the merger of Astra AB and Zeneca Plc, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Planning and Development of Astra Pharmaceuticals LP, the American subsidiary of Astra AB. Mr. Brennan began his career in 1975 at Merck and Co. Inc., where he rose from Sales Representative in the U.S. Division to General Manager of Chibret International, a French subsidiary of Merck. He received a BA in business administration from Gettysburg College, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees.

Felix Baker

Dr. Felix J. Baker is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Baker served as a director on the board of directors of Synageva since October 2000 and as Chairman of the board of directors of Synageva since September 2001. Dr. Baker is co-managing member of Baker Bros. Advisors, LP, a registered investment adviser focused on long-term investments in life sciences companies. Dr. Baker and his brother, Julian Baker, started their fund management careers in 1994 when they co-founded a biotechnology investing partnership with the Tisch family. In 2000, they founded Baker Bros. Advisors LP. Dr. Baker holds a B.S. and a Ph.D. in immunology from Stanford University, where he also completed two years of medical school. Dr. Baker is also currently a director of Genomic Health, Inc. and Seattle Genetics, Inc., both of which are publicly traded biotechnology companies. During the past five years, Dr. Baker also served as a director of Ardea Bioscience, Inc. and ConjuChem Biotechnologies Inc., both of which were publicly traded companies during Dr. Baker’s service.

M. Michele Burns

Ms. M. Michele Burns is an Independent Director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 2006 to 2012, Ms. Burns served as the Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer LLC, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), a global professional services and consulting firm. She currently serves as Center Fellow and Strategic Advisor, Stanford University Center on Longevity. She served in senior executive roles with MMC, including as Chief Executive Officer, Retirement Policy Center sponsored by MMC from 2012 to 2014, Chief Executive Officer of Mercer from 2006 to 2012, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MMC in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Burns served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Chief Restructuring Officer for Mirant Corporation. From 1999 to 2004 she worked in increasing roles of responsibility at Delta Air Lines, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delta from 2000 to 2004. Michele began her career with Arthur Andersen, and over an 18-year tenure rose to Senior Partner, leading Andersen's Southern Region Federal Tax Practice, heading its U.S. Healthcare Tax Practice and its Southeastern Region Financial Services Tax Practice, and serving on its Global Advisory Council. Ms. Burns also serves on the Executive Board and as Treasurer of the Elton John Aids Foundation. She received a BBA in business administration and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Georgia.

Christopher Coughlin

Mr. Christopher J. Coughlin is an Independent Director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Coughlin is currently a Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co., where he has served since 2012. He served as Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Tyco International Ltd., a global provider of diversified products, services and industries, from 2010 to 2012, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco from 2005 to 2010, during a period of significant international growth and restructuring. Mr. Coughlin previously served at the Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2004. From 1998 to 2003, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pharmacia Corporation. From 1997 to1998 he was President, International at Nabisco Group Holdings and from 1996 to 1997 was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nabisco. From 1981 to 1996, Mr. Coughlin held various positions with Sterling Winthrop Incorporated, including Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Coughlin received a BS in accounting from Boston College.

John Mollen

Mr. John T. Mollen is Independent Director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since April 2014. Mr. Mollen served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources of EMC Corporation from May 2006 until his retirement in February 2014, including two years as special advisor to the President. He joined EMC as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in September 1999. Prior to joining EMC, Mr. Mollen was Senior Vice President of Human Resources with Citigroup Inc., a financial services company, from July 1997 - September 1999. Prior to Citigroup, he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility with Harris Corp., an international communications and technology company, including Vice President of Administration. Mr. Mollen serves as a director for a number of not-for-profit and professional boards, including the New England Healthcare Institute, the HR Policy Association, and the Center on Executive Compensation, and is an advisory board member for Working Mother magazine, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Mollen received a B.A. in Economics from St. John Fisher College, and a Master's degree in Labor Relations from St. Francis College in Pennsylvania.

Alvin Parven

Mr. Alvin S. Parven is an Independent Director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since May 1999. Mr. Parven has been President of ASP Associates, a management and strategic consulting firm, since 1997. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Parven was Vice President at Aetna Business Consulting, reporting to the Office of the Chairman of Aetna. From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Parven was Vice President, Operations at Aetna Health Plans. Prior to 1987, he served in various capacities at Aetna including Vice President, Pension Services from 1983 to 1987. Mr. Parven is a trustee of the Employee Retirement Board of the Town of Palm Beach and a director of the Palm Beach Civic Association. Mr. Parven received his B.A. from Northeastern University.

Andreas Rummelt

Dr. Andreas Rummelt, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since February 23, 2010. Dr. Rummelt has served as the Chief Executive Officer of InterPharmaLink AG, a management consulting firm focused on advising companies in the healthcare industry, since July 2011. From December 2008 until January 2010, Dr. Rummelt was Group Head of Quality Assurance and Technical Operations at Novartis. He had been a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis from January 2006 until his resignation in January 2010. He joined Sandoz Pharma Ltd. in 1985 and held various positions of increasing responsibility in development. In 1994, he was appointed Head of Worldwide Technical Research and Development, a position he retained following the merger that created Novartis in 1996. From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Rummelt served as Head of Technical Operations of the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Division and from 2004 to 2008 as Head of Sandoz. Dr. Rummelt graduated with a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany.

Ann Veneman

Ms. Ann M. Veneman, J.D., is Independent Director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since May 2010. Ms. Veneman served as Executive Director of UNICEF, appointed by the United Nations Secretary General, from May 2005 until April 2010. As Executive Director, Ms. Veneman worked on behalf of the United Nations children's agency to help children around the world by advocating for and protecting their rights. Ms. Veneman was responsible for more than 11,000 UNICEF staff members in more than 150 countries. Prior to joining UNICEF, Ms. Veneman served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, from January 2001 until January 2005. From 1986 until 1993, she served in various positions at the USDA, including Deputy Secretary, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs and Commodity Programs, and Associate Administer of the Foreign Agricultural Service. From 1995 until 1999, Ms. Veneman served as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Ms. Veneman has also practiced law in Washington, DC and California in both the private and public sectors. Ms. Veneman serves on the not-for-profit boards of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, the Close Up Foundation, the National 4-H Council, and Landesa. Ms. Veneman received a B.A. from the University of California, Davis, a Master's degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.