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Opexa Therapeutics Inc (OPXA.PH)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Neil Warma

53 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, Director

Don Healey

54 2013 Chief Scientific Officer

Timothy Barabe

63 2014 Independent Director

Hans-Peter Hartung

61 2014 Independent Director

Gail Maderis

58 2011 Independent Director

Michael Richman

55 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Neil Warma

Mr. Neil K. Warma is President, Chief Executive Officer, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, Director of the Comapany. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2008 and as a Director since September 2008. He also previously served as our Acting Chief Financial Officer from March 2009 to August 2012. From July 2004 to September 2007, Mr. Warma served as president and chief executive officer of Viron Therapeutics Inc., a privately-held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. From 2000 to 2003 Mr. Warma was co-founder and president of MedExact USA, Inc., an Internet company providing clinical information and services to physicians and pharmaceutical companies. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Warma held senior positions of increasing responsibility at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (previously Ciba-Geigy Ltd.) at its corporate headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. While at Novartis, Mr. Warma served as the Head of International Pharma Policy & Advocacy and in senior management within global marketing where he worked on the international launch of a gastrointestinal product. Mr. Warma obtained an honors degree specializing in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto and an International M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Management at York University in Toronto. As our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Warma is directly involved in all aspects of our operations. He has extensive experience in corporate business development within the biopharmaceutical industry, in addition to executive leadership and management experience.

Don Healey

Dr. Don G. Healey, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Healey has over 25 years of experience in cellular immunology and immune regulation in both academic and biotech environments. Prior to joining Opexa in April 2010, Dr. Healey was Director of Immunology for Argos Therapeutics from 2003 to 2010, and was responsible for the development of novel autologous dendritic cell therapies for the treatment of renal carcinoma and HIV. Dr Healey was Group Leader for Immunotherapy for ML Laboratories, UK (formerly Cobra Biotherapeutics) from 2001 to 2003, where he developed autologous dendritic cell therapies for the treatment of Melanoma. Dr. Healey was a member of Council of the British Society for Immunology from 1996 to 1998. He is a former lecturer in immunology at the University of Leicester, UK, and held post-doctoral positions in the Department of Pathology, Cambridge University, UK, conducting studies on immunoregulation in animal models of autoimmunity, including Type I Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Healey obtained his Ph.D. at the Hunterian Institute in London, UK, and BSc in the Department of Pathology, Bristol University, UK.

Timothy Barabe

Mr. Timothy C. Barabe is an Independent Director of the Company. He retired in 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Affymetrix, Inc. Previously, from July 2006 until March 2010, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. Mr. Barabe served as Chief Financial Officer of Regent Medical Limited, a U.K.-based, privately owned, surgical supply company, from 2004 to 2006. He was with Novartis AG from 1982 through August 2004, where he served in a succession of senior executive positions in finance and general management, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of Sandoz GmbH, the generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Novartis. Mr. Barabe serves on the boards of: ArQule, Inc., a Boston-based, NASDAQ-listed biotech company; Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., a private medical device company; Veeva Systems Inc., a cloud based software company focusing on the life sciences industry; and Project Open Hand, a non-profit organization. He received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Barabe has extensive experience as a senior financial executive of life sciences companies, giving him valuable operational and financial experience, including in the international setting, and knowledge of both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Hans-Peter Hartung

Prof. Hans-Peter Hartung MD, PhD, FRCP., is an Independent Director of the Company. He as a member of our Scientific Advisory Board since 2010. He has served as a professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany since 2001. Dr. Hartung earned his M.D. degree from the University of Düsseldorf and received post-graduate training in immunology, neurology and neuroimmunology at the University of Mainz, Germany and the University of Düsseldorf. He is a member of several international and national medical societies, serves on various executive and academic boards, as well as on the editorial board of a number of international medical journals (including past-president of ECTRIMS, the European Neurological Society, the International Society for Neuroimmunology, the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies and the World Health Organization Advisory Board on Multiple Sclerosis). He has also been published extensively in the field of neuroimmunological disorders. Dr. Hartung has extensive experience in the field of drug discovery and development, is a leader in the field of clinical immunology and has broad leadership experience on various boards.

Gail Maderis

Ms. Gail J. Maderis is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Maderis has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Antiva Biosciences, Inc. since July 2015. Formerly, Ms. Maderis served as President and CEO of BayBio (Bay Area Bioscience Association), an independent, non-profit trade association serving the life sciences industry in Northern California, from October 2009 to March 2015, and also served on BayBio’s board from 2004 to March 2015. From July 2003 to June 2009, Ms. Maderis served as President and CEO of Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative protein and antibody drugs, and served as a director until 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Maderis held general management positions at Genzyme Corporation from 1997 to 2003, including founder and president of Genzyme Molecular Oncology, a publicly traded division of Genzyme, and corporate vice president of Genzyme Corporation. Ms. Maderis has served as a director of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since October 2010. Ms. Maderis has also been a member of several private company boards. Ms. Maderis received a B.S. degree in business from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Ms. Maderis has extensive experience as a senior executive of life sciences companies, giving her valuable operational and industry experience and leadership skills, as well as an extensive network of contacts related to financing, partnering and support services in the biotech industry and visibility into business and policy trends that impact the biopharmaceutical industry.

Michael Richman

Mr. Michael S. Richman is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Richman has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NextCure, Inc. since December 2015. Mr. Richman served as president and chief executive officer of Amplimmune, Inc. from July 2008 to July 2015. Mr. Richman served as president and chief operating officer of Amplimmune, Inc. from May 2007 to July 2008. From April 2002 to May 2007, Mr. Richman served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of MacroGenics, Inc. Mr. Richman joined MacroGenics, Inc. in 2002 with approximately 20 years’ experience in corporate business development within the biotechnology industry. Mr. Richman served as a director of Cougar Biotechnology from June 2006 to July 2009. Mr. Richman obtained his B.S. in Genetics/Molecular Biology at the University of California at Davis and his MSBA in International Business at San Francisco State University. He has extensive experience in business development and strategic planning for life science companies, as well as executive leadership and management experience.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Neil Warma

508,737

Don Healey

312,296

Timothy Barabe

--

Hans-Peter Hartung

--

Gail Maderis

--

Michael Richman

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As Of  30 Dec 2015

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