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bluebird bio Inc (BLUE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Lynch

58 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Nick Leschly

43 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Walsh

50 2016 Chief Financial and Strategy Officer and Principal Financial Officer

Eric Sullivan

36 2016 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Philip Gregory

45 2015 Chief Scientific Officer

David Davidson

52 2012 Chief Medical Officer

Jason Cole

43 2016 Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Wendy Dixon

60 2013 Independent Director

James Mandell

71 2014 Independent Director

John Maraganore

53 2012 Independent Director

David Schenkein

58 2013 Independent Director

Mark Vachon

57 2014 Independent Director

Manisha Pai

2015 Sr. Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Lynch

Mr. Daniel S. Lynch serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of bluebird bio, Inc., since May 2011. Since October 2007, Mr. Lynch has advised and served as Executive Chair or member of the Board of Directors for a number of private biopharmaceutical companies, which include Stromedix, Inc. (until its acquisition by Biogen Idec in February 2012), Avila Therapeutics, Inc. (until its acquisition by Celgene Corporation in February 2012), RaNA Therapeutics, Inc., Nimbus Discovery, LLC, Edimer Pharmaceuticals and Ember Therapeutics, Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of BIND Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIND), Blueprint Medicines Corporation (NASDAQ: BPMC), and Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO). Mr. Lynch joined Third Rock Ventures, L.P., or Third Rock, as an entrepreneur-in-residence in May 2011, and became a Venture Partner in May 2013. Previously, Mr. Lynch served as Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of ImClone Systems Corporation, or ImClone. As ImClone’s Chief Executive Officer, he led ImClone through a significant turnaround, helping to restore the company’s reputation and to secure FDA approval of ERBITUX (Cetuximab), a novel cancer treatment. As its Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Lynch led negotiations to form the major partnership between ImClone and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Earlier in his career, he served in various financial positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb over a 15-year tenure. He served on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of U.S. Oncology, Inc. for five years until December 2010, when it was acquired by McKesson. Mr. Lynch received his B.A. in mathematics from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

Nick Leschly

Mr. Nick Leschly serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of bluebird bio, Inc. He has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2010. Previously, he served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from March 2010 to September 2010. Formerly a partner of Third Rock Ventures, L.P. since its founding in 2007, Mr. Leschly played an integral role in the overall formation, development and business strategy of several of Third Rock’s portfolio companies, including Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Edimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Third Rock, he worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now a subsidiary of Takeda), leading several early-stage drug development programs and served as the product and alliance leader for VELCADE. Mr. Leschly also founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of MedXtend Corporation. He received his B.S. in molecular biology from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Wharton Business School.

Jeffrey Walsh

Mr. Jeffrey T. Walsh serves as Chief Financial and Strategy Officer, Principal Financial Officer of the company. Mr. Walsh has served as our Chief Financial and Strategy Officer and Principal Financial Officer since March 2016. Prior to this role, he served as our Chief Operating Officer since May 2011 and also previously served as our Principal Financial Officer from June 2013 to November 2014. Mr. Walsh has over 25 years of experience in executive leadership positions with responsibility for finance, business development, commercial and business operations, strategic planning and legal functions with established and emerging public and private life sciences companies. From November 2008 to February 2011, Mr. Walsh served as chief business officer of Taligen Therapeutics, Inc. where he played a key role in the growth of the company and the ultimate sale of Taligen Therapeutics, Inc. to Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in January 2011. Mr. Walsh started his career at SmithKline Beecham Corporation in finance and worldwide business development roles. He subsequently held senior business development, finance and operations roles at PathoGenesis Corp. (acquired by Chiron Corporation), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., EXACT Sciences Corporation and Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corp. Mr. Walsh received his B.A. in sociology and economics from Yale University and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Eric Sullivan

Mr. Eric M. Sullivan serves as Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of bluebird bio, Inc. Mr. Sullivan has served as our Vice President, Finance and Treasurer since March 2016. Prior to this role, he served as our Senior Director of Finance since November 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sullivan served as Corporate Controller of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from January 2011 to November 2013 and as Assistant Controller of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from September 2008 to December 2010. Prior to Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Sullivan held positions at NSTAR and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Sullivan received his B.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University (formerly known as Bentley College) and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.

Philip Gregory

Dr. Philip Gregory Ph.D. serves as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company., effective June 15, 2015. Prior to joining us, Dr. Gregory was formerly with Sangamo BioSciences, where he held multiple leadership positions over a nearly fifteen-year tenure, most recently serving as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President, Research. In this role, he was responsible for the scientific direction and strategic research planning for the company. Dr. Gregory played an integral role in Sangamo’s partnerships and drove early discovery and development for several product candidates in multiple therapeutic areas. Prior to joining Sangamo, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. Dr. Gregory holds a D. Phil in biochemistry from Oxford University, Keble College and a B.Sc. in microbiology from Sheffield University.

David Davidson

Dr. David M. Davidson, M.D., serves as Chief Medical Officer of bluebird bio, Inc. since February 2012. Prior to joining us, Dr. Davidson served as a senior medical director at Genzyme Corporation, or Genzyme, where he led clinical research for programs in Phases I through IV across a wide range of therapeutic areas for more than a decade. Most recently, Dr. Davidson was the medical leader for Genzyme’s gene therapy and Pompe disease enzyme replacement therapy programs. In addition to Dr. Davidson’s translational medicine experience, he has also worked on a number of commercial products, including Fabrazyme and Myozyme/Lumizyme, and was integral in crafting the new drug application that resulted in the approval of Welchol. Prior to Genzyme, Dr. Davidson was a medical director at GelTex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Previously, he completed clinical and research fellowships in infectious diseases at the Harvard Longwood Combined Infectious Diseases Program. Dr. Davidson received his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. In addition, he completed an internal medicine internship, residency training and an endocrinology research fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals.

Jason Cole

Mr. Jason F. Cole serves as Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Company, since March 2016. Prior to this role, he served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since March 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Cole served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel at Zalicus Inc. from September 2011 through March 2014, and as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Zalicus and its predecessor company CombinatoRx, Incorporated from January 2006 to September 2011. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Cole was a corporate and securities attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP. Mr. Cole received an A.B. in government from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Wendy Dixon

Dr. Wendy L. Dixon, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of bluebird bio, Inc., since April 2013. In 2012, Dr. Dixon was a principal at Great Meadow Consulting LLC and in 2010, she served as senior advisor at The Monitor Group. Since 2005, Dr. Dixon has advised and consulted and in some instances served as a member of the board of director for a number of biopharmaceutical companies, including Alkermes PLC, Incyte Corporation, Orexigen Therapeutics, Edimer Pharmaceuticals Inc., Furiex Pharmaceuticals, and formerly on Ardea Biosciences, Inc. (sold to AstraZeneca PLC in 2012) and Dentsply International. Dr. Dixon also served as Chief Marketing Officer and President of Global Marketing for Bristol-Myers Squibb and as a member of the CEO’s Executive Committee from 2001 to 2009. She has had an over 30-year career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology business, combining a technical background and experience in drug development and regulatory affairs with commercial responsibilities in building and leading organizations and launching and growing more than 20 pharmaceutical products including Tagamet, Fosamax, Singulair, Plavix, Abilify, Reyataz and Baraclude. From 1996 to 2001, she was Senior Vice President Marketing at Merck and prior to that she held executive management positions at West Pharmaceuticals, Osteotech and Centocor, and various positions at SmithKline and French (now GlaxoSmithKline) in marketing, regulatory affairs, project management and as a biochemist. Dr. Dixon received her B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (UK).

James Mandell

Dr. James Mandell, M.D., serves as Independent Director of bluebird bio, Inc. Dr. Mandell who has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2014. Dr. Mandell became Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital and Children’s Medical Center on October 1, 2000, retiring from the position in October 2013. During his tenure, Dr. Mandell was a member of the Board of Trustees and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Children’s, he served as Dean of Albany Medical College and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics. Dr. Mandell was promoted from Chief of Urology to Dean of Albany Medical College in l996. He also served as Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Albany Medical Center and Executive Medical Director of Albany Medical Center Hospital. Prior to his tenure at Albany Medical College, he was a member of the medical staff at Children’s Hospital for nine years, advancing to an associate in surgery with an associate professor appointment at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mandell serves on the Board of the Franciscan’s Hospital for Children, the Board of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and as Chair of the Board of the Harvard Risk Management Company. Dr. Mandell continues to practice Pediatric Urology at Children’s and is the Robert and Dana Smith Distinguished Professor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to a medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Mandell holds a Master’s in Health Systems Management from Union College, New York.

John Maraganore

Dr. John M. Maraganore, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of bluebird bio, Inc., since January 2012. Since December 2002, Dr. Maraganore has served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY). From December 2002 to December 2007, Dr. Maraganore served as President of Alnylam. From April 2000 to December 2002, Dr. Maraganore served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Product Development with Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now a subsidiary of Takeda) where he was responsible for the company’s product franchises in Oncology and Cardiovascular, Inflammatory and Metabolic Diseases. He was previously Vice President, Strategic Planning and M&A and prior to that he was General Manager of Millennium Bio Therapeutics, Inc. a former subsidiary of Millennium. Before Millennium, he served as director of molecular biology and director of market and business development at Biogen, Inc. (now Biogen Idec, Inc.). At Biogen, Dr. Maraganore invented and led the discovery and development of Angiomax™ (bivalirudin for injection, formerly Hirulog™) currently marketed by The Medicines Company. Prior to Biogen, he was a scientist at ZymoGenetics, Inc., and The Upjohn Company. Dr. Maraganore is also a director for Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AGIO) and was previously a director of Regulus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS) through May 2014. Dr. Maraganore is a member of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Board and the BIO Executive Committee. Dr. Maraganore holds a B.A. in biological sciences from the University of Chicago and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago.

David Schenkein

Dr. David P. Schenkein, M.D., serves as Independent Director of bluebird bio, Inc., since April 2013. Dr. Schenkein who has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2013. Since August 2009, Dr. Schenkein has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From April 2006 to July 2009, Dr. Schenkein served as Senior Vice President of oncology development of Genentech. Dr. Schenkein is also a Director at Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGIO), Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) and Denali Therapeutics. Dr. Schenkein received his B.A. in chemistry from Wesleyan University and his M.D. from Upstate Medical School.

Mark Vachon

Mr. Mark Vachon serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Vachon who has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2014. Beginning in 2016, Mr. Vachon serves as an operating advisor to Thomas H. Lee Partners. Mr. Vachon assumed a variety of leadership positions across the General Electric organization over 30 years and was a company officer beginning in 1999 and a member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council. Mr. Vachon was President and CEO of GE Healthcare Americas from 2009 and 2010, and prior to that he was President and CEO of Global Diagnostics Imaging, GE Healthcare, between 2006 and 2009. Between 2003 and 2006, Mr. Vachon was Executive Vice President and CFO of GE Healthcare. Mr. Vachon serves on the board of trustees of Northeastern University and the Board of Directors of Numotion, and the Charitable Health and Retirement Trust. Mr. Vachon holds a B.S. in Finance from Northeastern University and an M.A. from Boston College.

Manisha Pai

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