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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc (KERX.PH)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gregory Madison

47 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Holmes

40 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Brian Adams

41 2014 Vice President, General Counsel

Douglas Jermasek

2016 Vice President of Marketing and Strategy

John Neylan

62 2015 Chief Medical Officer

Lauren Fischer

Director

John Butler

51 2015 Independent Director

Kevin Cameron

46 2007 Independent Director

Joseph Feczko

66 2010 Independent Director

Steven Gilman

63 2016 Independent Director

Michael Heffernan

51 2016 Independent Director

Jodie Morrison

40 2016 Independent Director

Daniel Regan

51 2013 Independent Director

Michael Rogers

56 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gregory Madison

Mr. Gregory P. Madison is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., since May 31, 2015. Prior to January 11, 2015, Mr. Madison served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since February 8, 2014. From January 2, 2013 to February 7, 2014, Mr. Madison was with AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AMAG), where he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to AMAG, Mr. Madison spent 12 years at Genzyme/Sanofi with his last role serving as Vice President and General Manager of the Renal division. Mr. Madison’s prior experience in the Renal division of Genzyme/Sanofi also included serving as vice president and general manager of the U.S. business; vice president of U.S. sales; and vice president of U.S. marketing. During his tenure with Genzyme, Mr. Madison also had roles in sales management, training, managed markets and reimbursement. Prior to joining Genzyme, Mr. Madison spent five years at Jannsen Pharmaceuticals in sales and sales management roles, and began his career in the pharmaceutical industry in sales with Wyeth-Ayerst. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Scott Holmes

Mr. Scott A. Holmes is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From September 2011 to July 2015, Mr. Holmes was with AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AMAG), where he served most recently as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations. He also served as AMAG’s Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Financial Officer, its Controller and its Treasurer at various times. Prior to AMAG, Mr. Holmes served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Molecular Biometrics, Inc., a commercial stage medical diagnostics company, from June 2010 to September 2011. From August 2009 to May 2010, Mr. Holmes was Vice President of Finance and Administration at On-Q-ity Inc., an oncology diagnostics company. He served as a consultant with Altman & Company, a financial consulting firm, from January 2009 to August 2009. From October 2003 to January 2009, Mr. Holmes served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Treasurer at Dynogen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private pharmaceutical company. He also served as the Controller at Keryx from November 2001 to October 2003. Mr. Holmes began his career at Ernst & Young, LLP, where he served a variety of clients in mergers and acquisitions and audit practices from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Holmes holds a B.A. in History from Middlebury College and a dual M.S./M.B.A. degree from Northeastern University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Brian Adams

Mr. Brian R. Adams is Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Adams joined the Company from Algeta ASA, where he served as its General Counsel, with oversight of all global legal matters, corporate governance, alliance management and strategic transactions, including the launch of Xofigo® in prostate cancer, resulting in a $2.9B acquisition bid for Algeta by Bayer AG. Prior to joining Algeta in 2012, Mr. Adams spent six years as an in-house counsel for Genzyme Corporation and AVEO Oncology. Throughout his career, Mr. Adams has provided domestic and international legal support for product development, operations, commercialization, securities, healthcare compliance and licensing/M&A transactions. Prior to joining Genzyme, Mr. Adams practiced in the Boston office of Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he advised private equity sponsors, biotech and other emerging technology companies on a broad range of corporate matters and financing transactions. Mr. Adams received a BA from Harvard University and a law degree (JD) from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

Douglas Jermasek

Mr. Douglas M Jermasek is appointed as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy of the Comapny. Effective July 1, 2016. He has more than 20 years of biopharmaceutical strategic marketing experience. Prior to joining Keryx, from 2002 to 2014, he had commercial roles of increasing responsibility within Genzyme/Sanofi's global renal business, culminating in 2012 when he was appointed to the role of senior vice president & general manager of that business. After his tenure at Genzyme/Sanofi, he held senior leadership roles at Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals and Intercept Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jermasek held positions at Hybritech/Lilly, Abbott.

John Neylan

Dr. John F. Neylan, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Neylan has more than ten years of experience in clinical development and biopharmaceutical corporate governance. Dr. Neylan was formerly Senior Vice President, Clinical Development of Genzyme Corporation, a company focused on the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases from May 2008 to April 2015. Prior to joining Genzyme Corporation, Dr. Neylan served as Vice President, Research & Development of Wyeth Research, where he was responsible for clinical development of various therapeutics from October 2000 to May 2008. Prior to this, Dr. Neylan served as a professor of medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Neylan holds a degree in medicine from Rush Medical School and an undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Lauren Fischer

John Butler

Mr. John P. Butler is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Butler is an industry veteran with significant experience in guiding corporate strategy. Mr. Butler has more than 25 years of biotech and pharmaceutical industry experience. He has served as the president and chief executive officer of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. since September 2013. From October 2011 to April 2013, Mr. Butler was the chief executive officer of Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals where he led the successful sale of the company's assets for a total aggregate consideration that could exceed $1 billion. Prior to Inspiration, Mr. Butler held various positions at Genzyme Corporation, now Sanofi, from 1997 to July 2011, including president of the company's rare genetic disease business. Notably, he also served as president, general manager of Genzyme's Renal Division, which grew from $150 million to more than $1 billion in revenue under his leadership. Prior to Genzyme, Mr. Butler held various positions of increasing responsibility at Amgen Inc. John is an active member of the renal community and has served on several non-profit boards, including chairman of the board of trustees for the American Kidney Fund. Mr. Butler received a B.A. in Chemistry from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. from Baruch College.

Kevin Cameron

Mr. Kevin J. Cameron is an Independent Director of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Cameron has more than ten years of corporate governance experience. Mr. Cameron is currently Chief Executive Officer of Ionetix Corporation, a privately-held medical device company. Prior to joining Ionetix Corporation, Mr. Cameron was a co-founder and president of Glass Lewis & Co. LLC, a leading provider of corporate governance services to institutional investors. Previously, Mr. Cameron was employed in various capacities by Moxi Digital and NorthPoint Communications. Mr. Cameron started his career as an attorney with the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans in Washington D.C., and also served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Cameron holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from McGill University. Mr. Cameron also serves as a board member of Ecotality, Inc.Mr. Cameron has more than ten years of corporate governance experience. Mr. Cameron is currently Chief Executive Officer of Ionetix Corporation, a privately-held medical device company. Prior to joining Ionetix Corporation, Mr. Cameron was a co-founder and president of Glass Lewis & Co. LLC, a leading provider of corporate governance services to institutional investors. Previously, Mr. Cameron was employed in various capacities by Moxi Digital and NorthPoint Communications. Mr. Cameron started his career as an attorney with the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans in Washington D.C., and also served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Cameron holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from McGill University. Mr. Cameron also serves as a board member of Ecotality, Inc. We believe that Mr. Cameron is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his legal background and years of service as one of our directors.

Joseph Feczko

Dr. Joseph M. Feczko, M.D., is Independent Director of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Feczko is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive, with broad industry experience across the spectrum of medical, regulatory and operational affairs. Dr. Feczko was, until his retirement in May 2009, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Pfizer Inc. and member of the Executive Leadership Team with global responsibilities for all aspects of the company’s medical, regulatory and safety activities. Dr. Feczko served Pfizer in both New York and the United Kingdom since 1982, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in clinical research and regulatory affairs and safety, culminating in the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Feczko is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He has a B.Sc. degree from Loyola University Chicago, and an M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Feczko also serves on the board of directors of ChemoCentryx Inc., the Accordia Global Health Foundation and the Technical Expert Committee for Trachoma on the International Trachoma Initiative of the Task Force for Global Health, and was a member of the governing board of the Technology Strategy Board of the United Kingdom until June 2011. Dr. Feczko also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Cardoz Pharmaceuticals AB (Stockholm, Sweden), a member of the Supervisory Board of uniQure Biopharma B.V. based in The Netherlands, and of Cytheris, S.A. based in France.

Steven Gilman

Dr. Steven C. Gilman Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Gilman has more than 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Cubist, he served as chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer of ActivBiotics, a privately held biopharmaceutical company. Previously, Dr. Gilman worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he held a number of senior leadership roles including vice president and general manager of Inflammation. Prior to Millennium, he was group director at Pfizer Global Research and Development, where he was responsible for drug discovery of several therapeutic areas, including immunology and antibacterials. Dr. Gilman has also held scientific, business, and academic appointments at Wyeth, Cytogen Corporation, Temple Medical School, and Connecticut College. He currently serves as chairman and interim CEO of ContraFect Corporation (Nasdaq: CFRX) and on the board of directors of Vericel (Nasdaq: VCEL), SCYNEXIS (Nasdaq: SCYX), the Massachusetts Biotechnology Association, the Northeastern University Drug Discovery Advisory Board and the Penn State University Biotechnology Advisory Board. Dr. Gilman received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in microbiology from Pennsylvania State University, his post-doctoral training at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, and received a B.A. in microbiology from Miami University of Ohio.

Michael Heffernan

Mr. Michael Thomas Heffernan is Independent Director of the Company. He is the founder, president and CEO of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and related healthcare industries. He was previously the founder, president and CEO of Onset Dermatologics, a dermatology focused company that was spun out of Collegium to create PreCision Dermatology and was sold to Valeant (2014). Mr. Heffernan held prior positions as co-founder, president and CEO of Clinical Studies Ltd., a pharmaceutical contract research organization that was sold to PhyMatrix Corp and later served as president and CEO of PhyMatrix. Mr. Heffernan began his career at Eli Lilly and Company and served in numerous sales and marketing roles. He has also been an advisor and investor in a number of healthcare companies. His past board memberships include: TyRx (sold to Medtronic), Cornerstone Therapeutics (sold to Chiesi), Ocata Therapeutics (sold to Astellas), and PreCision Dermatology. Mr. Heffernan is currently the chairman of the board for Veloxis Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Heffernan earned his B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and is a Registered Pharmacist.

Jodie Morrison

Ms. Jodie Pope Morrison is Independent Director of the Company. She has more than 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, including extensive clinical development and operational leadership. She has been at Tokai Pharmaceuticals for approximately 10 years, and is currently the president and chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Prior to being appointed CEO in 2013, she served as Tokai's chief operating officer and head of clinical affairs. Notably, throughout her tenure at Tokai she has led the company's operational management and its lead prostate cancer development program. Prior to joining Tokai, Ms. Morrison was director of clinical operations and medical affairs at Dyax Corporation. While at Dyax she built and led the clinical development teams for two development programs: Kalbitor™ (hereditary angioedema) and DX-88 (cardiothoracic surgery). Before joining Dyax, she held clinical management positions at Curis, Inc. and Diacrin, Inc. Ms. Morrison has a B.A. in neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College, business certification training from the MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Program and clinical research certification from Boston University School of Medicine.

Daniel Regan

Mr. Daniel P. Regan is an Independent Director of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Regan served as Chief Commercial Officer for Intercept Pharmaceuticals from 2013 until February 2015. Prior to his tenure at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Regan held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals from 2011 to 2012, where he was responsible for the development of a U.S. and EU commercialization strategy as well as an integrated commercial plan. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Regan worked with Genzyme Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President of US PGH from 2010 to 2011, Senior Vice President of Renal from 2009 to 2010, and General Manager of Hectorol, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Renal Business from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Regan received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in 1988.

Michael Rogers

Mr. Michael W. Rogers is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rogers has more than 25 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience, serving as chief financial officer of four additional healthcare companies BG Medicine, Inc., Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Advanced Health Corporation and Autoimmune Inc. Prior to his roles as CFO, Mr. Rogers was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and PaineWebber, where he focused on life sciences companies. Mr. Rogers received his B.A. from Union College and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for pSivida Corp.