People: Codexis Inc (CDXS.OQ)

CDXS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Baruch

74 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Nicols

49 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David O'Toole

54 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Douglas Sheehy

46 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Peter Seufer-Wasserthal

51 2012 Senior Vice President - Pharmaceuticals

Matt Tobin

51 2012 Senior Vice President - Research & Development

Pedro Mizutani

54 2011 Director

Patrick Yang

65 2014 Director

Byron Dorgan

70 2011 Independent Director

Alexander Karsner

46 2009 Independent Director

Bernard Kelley

71 2004 Independent Director

Dennis Wolf

60 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Baruch

Mr. Thomas R. Baruch, J.D., serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Codexis Inc. He has served as a director of Codexis since 2002. Since November 2010, Mr. Baruch has served as managing general partner of Formation 8, a venture capital fund that he co-founded. Mr. Baruch is also the founder and partner emeritus of CMEA Capital, a venture capital firm that was established in 1989 as an affiliated fund of New Enterprise Associates. Mr. Baruch served as managing partner of CMEA Capital from 1989 to October 2010. Mr. Baruch currently serves as a director for various clean technology companies, including as a member of the board of directors of FORO Energy, a company developing a new hybrid thermal mechanical drilling technology for geothermal energy wells; as chairman of the board of directors of CNano Technology Limited, a nanomaterial company that manufactures and develops carbon nanotubes for advanced energy and other applications; as a member of the board of directors of Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc., a company focused on the discovery of advanced materials for clean technology applications; and as chairman of the board of directors of Intermolecular, Inc., a company offering high productivity combinatorial synthesis technologies for application in the semiconductor and clean energy sectors, where he also serves on its compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees. In addition, Mr. Baruch is currently on the board of directors of two privately-held alternative energy companies, Calysta Energy, LLC and Halotechnics, Inc. Mr. Baruch previously served on the board of directors of Entropic Communications, Inc. from 2002 to 2012. Before starting CMEA, Mr. Baruch was a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Microwave Technology, Inc., a supplier of gallium arsenide integrated circuits. Mr. Baruch holds a B.S. in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Capital University.

John Nicols

Mr. John J. Nicols serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Codexis Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. Nicols served in various capacities at Albemarle Corporation, a public company focused on the development, manufacture and marketing of engineered specialty chemicals, since he joined that company in 1990. Mr. Nicols most recently served as its Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Catalysts, from March 2012 to June 2012. Mr. Nicols previously served as its Vice President, Catalysts from January 2007 to February 2012, its Vice President, Fine Chemistry from June 2002 to December 2006, its Division Vice President, Global Flame Retardants business from February 1999 through June 2002 and its Asia Pacific Business Director for the Bromine Chemicals business, based in Tokyo, Japan, from 1995 to 1998. Prior to his time with Albemarle Corporation, Mr. Nicols worked for three years in manufacturing and research and development for Hercules, Inc. Mr. Nicols received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David O'Toole

Mr. David D. O'Toole, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Codexis Inc. From May 2010 to August 2012, Mr. O'Toole was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Response Genetics, Inc., a public company focused on the research and development of clinical diagnostic tests for cancer. Mr. O'Toole also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Abraxis Bioscience, Inc., a public biotechnology company, from May 2008 to August 2010. From 1992 to 2008, Mr. O'Toole worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he served in a number of capacities, including as a partner for 12 years where he provided international business, operational and tax advice to medium multinational companies, including many in the life science and biotechnology sector. He also worked at Arthur Anderson & Co., from 1984 to 1992, as an international tax manager. Mr. O'Toole received his B.S., Accounting from the University of Arizona and is a certified public accountant.

Douglas Sheehy

Mr. Douglas T. Sheehy, J.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Codexis Inc. He joined Codexis in April 2007 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to Codexis, Mr. Sheehy spent five years at CV Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company that developed and commercialized small molecule drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, in various positions, most recently as Executive Director, Legal — Corporate Law. Prior to that, Mr. Sheehy served as an attorney with the law firms of Gunderson Dettmer LLP and Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP. Mr. Sheehy holds a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from American University.

Peter Seufer-Wasserthal

Dr. Peter Seufer-Wasserthal, Ph.D., serves as Senior Vice President - Pharmaceuticals of Codexis Inc. Dr. Seufer-Wasserthal joined Codexis in 2006 as Vice President, Enzymes & Intermediates. Dr. Seufer-Wasserthal has more than 20 years of experience in enzyme technology and business development. Prior to Codexis, he worked with Morphochem in Munich, Germany and also served as Director of Business Development Europe of Evotec OAI. Prior to that, Dr. Seufer-Wasserthal was European Sales Manager with Altus Biologics, and its sole employee in Europe. Dr. Seufer-Wasserthal started his industrial career with Chemie Linz AG (now part of DSM Fine Chemicals), as a process chemist, before moving into a position as New Business Development Manager. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Technical University of Graz.

Matt Tobin

Dr. Matt Tobin serves as Senior Vice President - Research & Development of Codexis Inc. He served as Vice President, Bioindustrial Project Management from November 2007 to September 2012. Dr. Tobin joined Codexis as a Project Manager in May 2003 at the time Codexis was spun out from its former parent, Maxygen, Inc. Dr. Tobin was originally hired by Maxygen, Inc. in March 1997 as a staff scientist. Prior to joining Maxygen, Inc., Dr. Tobin worked at Eli Lilly and Company and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is also the co-author on a variety of research publications and a co-inventor on numerous patents. Dr. Tobin holds a bachelor's degree in biology from McGill University and a D.Phil., University of Oxford Faculty of Physical Sciences at the Oxford Centre of Molecular Sciences.

Pedro Mizutani

Mr. Pedro Isamu Mizutani serves as Director of Codexis Inc. Since June 2011, Mr. Mizutani has served as Chief Operating Officer of Raízen S.A. and Raízen Energia S.A., where he is responsible for Raízen's upstream business (production of sugar, ethanol and bioenergy), as well as Executive Officer of Raízen Combustiveis S.A. (together with Raízen S.A. and Raízen Energia S.A., the “Raízen Entities”), where he is responsible for Raízen's downstream business (distribution, commercialization, retail and/or sale of fuel and fuel products). The Raízen Entities, which produce, market, distribute and export sugars and ethanol, are jointly controlled by Cosan S.A. Indústria e Comércio (“Cosan S.A.”), indirectly controlled by Cosan Limited, and Shell Brazil Holding B.V, indirectly controlled by RDS. Mr. Mizutani has also served as a director of Cosan S.A. since 2000 and as an officer from 2000 through June 2011. Cosan S.A. focuses on the production, transportation and distribution of renewable energy sources. Mr. Mizutani also previously served as CEO of Raízen Energia S.A. (formerly known as Cosan Sugar and Ethanol) from 2002 to June 2011, at which point it was contributed to the Raízen Entities as part of a joint venture with RDS. Mr. Mizutani holds a degree in production engineering from the University of São Paulo, an M.B.A. from the Getulio Vargas Foundation and a post-graduate degree in finance from the Methodist University of Piracicaba.

Patrick Yang

Dr. Patrick Y. Yang, Ph.D., is Director of the Company. Dr. Yang brings to our board of directors significant experience in pharmaceuticals manufacturing, engineering, technology and supply chain management. From January 2010 to March 2013, Dr. Yang served as Head of Global Technical Operations for F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. where he was responsible for Roche's pharmaceutical manufacturing, process development, engineering, quality, regulatory, supply chain and procurement. Before joining Roche, Dr. Yang worked for Genentech Inc., where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of Product Operations. Prior to joining Genentech, Dr. Yang worked for Merck & Co., where he most recently served as Vice President of Supply Chain Management. He has also previously worked at General Electric Co. and Life Systems, Inc. Dr. Yang currently serves on the board of directors of Tesoro Corporation, a public independent refining and marketing company, where he has served on the governance committee since June 2013 and the environment, health, safety and security committee since December 2010 and previously served on the audit committee from December 2010 to June 2013. He previously served on the board of TaiMed, Inc. Dr. Yang earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the National Chiaotung University in Taiwan, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in engineering from the Ohio State University.

Byron Dorgan

Senator Byron L. Dorgan serves as an Independent Director of Codexis Inc. Mr. Dorgan represented the State of North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1992 to January 2011. Prior to serving in the United States Senate, Mr. Dorgan served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1992. During his time in the United States Senate, Mr. Dorgan served in the United States Senate Leadership, first as Assistant Democratic Floor Leader and then as Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. He also served as the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs and was the senior Senator on the Appropriations, Energy and Commerce Committees. Prior to being elected to the United States House of Representatives, Mr. Dorgan served as North Dakota State Tax Commissioner from 1969 until 1980. Mr. Dorgan is also the author of two books, Take this Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America, a New York Times bestseller, and Reckless! How Debt, Deregulation and Dark Money Nearly Bankrupted America. Mr. Dorgan holds a B.S. from the University of North Dakota and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver.

Alexander Karsner

Mr. Alexander A. Karsner serves as an Independent Director of Codexis Inc., since December 2009. He is currently Executive Chairman of Manifest Energy, Inc., a clean energy infrastructure development and finance company. Mr. Karsner previously served as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy from March 2006 to August 2008. From April 2002 to March 2006, Mr. Karsner was Managing Director of Enercorp LLC, a private company involved in international project development, management and financing of renewable energy infrastructure. Mr. Karsner has also worked with Tondu Energy Systems of Texas, Wartsila Power Development of Finland and other multi-national energy firms and developers. Mr. Karsner is a director of Applied Materials, Inc., Conservation International, Argonne National Laboratory, the Gas Technology Institute, and the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation and is on the advisory board of Hudson Clean Energy and the Automotive X Prize. Mr. Karsner holds a B.A. with honors from Rice University and an M.A. from Hong Kong

Bernard Kelley

Mr. Bernard J. Kelley serves as an Independent Director of Codexis Inc., since April 2004. From 1993 to 2002, Mr. Kelley was the President of the Merck Manufacturing Division, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, and he served as a member of the Merck Management Committee from 1995 to 2002. Mr. Kelley previously served on the board of directors of Aegis Analytical Corporation, an enterprise software company, from 2004 to 2006, and on the board of directors and compensation and audit committees of MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing inhalation-based therapies, from May 2007 to March 2013. Mr. Kelley holds a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Dennis Wolf

Mr. Dennis P. Wolf serves as an Independent Director of Codexis Inc. Mr. Wolf has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fusion-io Multisystems, a computer hardware and software systems company, since October 2010, which he joined as Chief Financial Officer in November 2009 and served as Senior Vice President from March 2010 to October 2010. From January 2009 to April 2009, Mr. Wolf served as interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Finjan Software, Inc., a provider of web security solutions. Previously, from March 2005 to June 2008, Mr. Wolf served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MySQL AB, an open source database software company. Prior to MySQL, Mr. Wolf held financial management positions for public high technology companies including Apple Inc., Centigram Communications, Inc., Credence Systems Corporation, Omnicell, Inc., Redback Networks Inc. and Sun Microsystems, Inc. Mr. Wolf is currently a director and chairman of the audit committee for Exponential Interactive Inc., a privately held digital advertising company. Mr. Wolf has been a director or member of the audit committee for other public companies including Quantum Corporation (from July 2007 through September 2011), Avanex Corporation (from April 2008 through April 2009), Bigband Networks (from October 2009 through March 2011), Komag, Inc. (from August 2004 through July 2007), Vitria Technology, Inc. (from February 2003 through September 2006) and Registry Magic. Mr. Wolf holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver.

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