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Assembly Biosciences Inc (ASMB.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Ringo

70 2015 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Derek Small

39 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Graham Cooper

48 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Thomas Rollins

2017 Chief Development Officer

Alan Lewis

72 2015 Director

Susan Mahony

53 2017 Director

Anthony Altig

61 2012 Independent Director

Mark Auerbach

77 2010 Independent Director

Richard DiMarchi

62 2014 Independent Director

Myron Holubiak

69 2010 Independent Director

Helen Kim

55 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Ringo

Mr. William Ringo is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Company, Since July 2010, Mr. Ringo has been a senior advisor with Barclays Capital, the global investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. Since July 2010, Mr. Ringo has also served as a strategic advisor with Sofinnova Ventures, a life sciences-focused investment firm. Prior to his advisory roles with Barclays Capital and Sofinnova Ventures, Mr. Ringo served as senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from April 2008 until his retirement in April 2010. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Ringo served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Abgenix, Inc., a private biotechnology company acquired by Amgen. Mr. Ringo served on the Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. board of directors from Feburary 2011 until the October 2013 acquisition by Amgen. Mr. Ringo received his B.S. in business administration and his M.B.A. from the University of Dayton.

Derek Small

Mr. Derek A. Small is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of ASSEMBLY BIOSCIENCES, Inc. Mr. Small is a co-founder of Assembly Pharmaceuticals, and has served as Executive Chairman of the company since inception in 2012. From March 2008 to January 2014, Mr. Small served as a founding director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Naurex, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company. From January 2009 to April 2012, Mr. Small also served as founding director, President, and Chief Executive Officer to Coferon, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company. Each of these companies was founded as portfolio companies of Luson Bioventures, a biotechnology and biopharmaceutical venture creation firm that Mr. Small founded in 2007. Mr. Small continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Naurex, Inc. Mr. Small received his BS in Business from Franklin College, including participation in the Harlaxton College affiliate program in England.

Graham Cooper

Mr. Graham K. Cooper is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. of the Company. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Receptos, Inc. (“Receptos”) from February 2013 until Receptos was acquired by Celgene Corporation in August 2015. Following Celgene's acquisition of Receptos and before joining the Company, Mr. Cooper served as a consultant and director to various other biotechnology companies. In 2012, Mr. Cooper was the Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Geron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer therapies. From 2006 until 2011, Mr. Cooper served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on obesity. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Cooper held positions of increasing responsibility including Director, Health Care Investment Banking, at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he was responsible for executing and managing a wide variety of financing and merger and acquisition transactions in the life sciences field. From August 1992 to January 1995, he worked as an accountant at Deloitte & Touche, and was previously a C.P.A. Mr. Cooper currently serves on the Board of Directors for Bioniz Therapeutics, Inc., Kezar Life Sciences, Inc., and Unity Biotechnology, Inc. Mr. Cooper holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Thomas Rollins

Alan Lewis

Dr. Alan J. Lewis, Ph.D, is Director of Assembly Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Lewis is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Diavacs, a company developing curative treatments for type 1 diabetes. He recently was CEO and a director of Medistem, a developer of stem cell therapies that was acquired by Intrexon. Previously, Dr. Lewis was Chairman, President and CEO of cancer drug developer Ambit Biosciences, which was subsequently acquired by Daiichi Sankyo. Prior to Ambit, Dr. Lewis was President and CEO of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and President and CEO of stem cell company Novocell. Prior to Novocell, Dr. Lewis served as CEO and a director of Signal Pharmaceuticals until its acquisition by Celgene. Dr. Lewis then was named President of Celgene's Signal Research division in San Diego, where he directed its integrated drug discovery program in oncology and inflammation and served on Celgene's Corporate Executive Committee. Dr. Lewis also is on the board of directors for a number of companies, including BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, where he chairs the science and technology committee. For the 15 years prior to Signal and Celgene, Dr. Lewis held positions of increasing responsibility at Wyeth-Ayerst Research, culminating in his serving as Vice President of Research with responsibility for 550 scientists and staff. Dr. Lewis has contributed to advancing more than 20 molecules into clinical development and overseeing five investigational drugs that have reached the market; he has co-authored over 100 peer reviewed publications and is an inventor on several patents. Dr. Lewis holds a BSc from Southampton University and a PhD from the University of Wales, and he completed his postdoctoral training at Yale University.

Susan Mahony

Dr. Susan Mahony is Director of the Company. During a 28-year career, Dr. Mahony has served in diverse leadership roles in sales, marketing, clinical development, human resources and general management. She held positions at Amgen, Schering-Plough, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Lilly, with global and direct responsibility for operations in the US, Japan, China, Europe and Canada. In 2009, Dr. Mahony was appointed senior vice president, human resources and diversity at Eli Lilly and Company. Prior to that, she led Lilly’s operations in Canada. Dr. Mahony currently serves as president, Lilly Oncology, a senior vice president at Eli Lilly and Company, and a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

Anthony Altig

Mr. Anthony E. Altig is Independent Director of ASSEMBLY BIOSCIENCES, Inc., since January 2012. Since 2008, Mr. Altig has been the Chief Financial Officer of Biotix Holdings, Inc., a company that manufactures microbiological consumables. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Altig served as the Chief Financial Officer of Diversa Corporation (subsequently Verenium Corporation), a public company developing specialized industrial enzymes. Prior to joining Diversa, Mr. Altig served as the Chief Financial Officer of Maxim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company. In addition, Mr. Altig serves as a director and chairman of the audit committee for TearLab Corporation (formerly OccuLogix, Inc.), a publicly traded eyecare technology company, and served as a director of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, which was a public company until its acquisition by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in October 2013.

Mark Auerbach

Mr. Mark Auerbach, CPA, is Independent Director of ASSEMBLY BIOSCIENCES, Inc., since November 2010. Mr. Auerbach is the non executive chairman of the audit committee of RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP), a publicly traded financial services company. Mr. Auerbach previously served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public company, from 2005 until its acquisition by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in October 2013. From January 2006 through March 2010, Mr. Auerbach served as the chairman of the board of directors for Neuro-Hitech, Inc., an early-stage pharmaceutical company specializing in brain degenerative diseases. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Auerbach also has served as a director for several other companies, including Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and marketer of generic pharmaceuticals and the parent of Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., Collexis Holdings, Inc., a public company which develops knowledge management and discovery software, and RxElite Holdings, Inc., a company which develops, manufactures, and markets generic prescription drug products in specialty generic markets. From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Auerbach served as chief financial officer of Central Lewmar LLC, a national fine paper distributor. Mr. Auerbach received his B.S. degree in accounting from Rider University.

Richard DiMarchi

Dr. Richard DiMarchi is Independent Director of Assembly Biosciences, Inc. Dr. DiMarchi is a co-founder of Assembly Pharmaceuticals and has served on its board since inception in 2012. Dr. DiMarchi currently holds the Cox Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences at Indiana University. Dr. DiMarchi was a co-founder and board member of biotechnology companies Ambrx and Marcadia, current founder of Assembly and Calibrium Biotech, and advisor to venture firms 5AM, Twilight Ventures, and others. Dr. DiMarchi retired as Group Vice President at Eli Lilly & Company, where he provided leadership for more than two decades in biotechnology, endocrine research, and product development. Dr. DiMarchi previously served as a board member of the biotechnology trade group BIO, Isis and Millennium BioTherapeutics. His current research is focused on developing macromolecules with enhanced therapeutic properties through biochemical and chemical optimization, an approach he has termed chemical-biotechnology.Dr. DiMarchi received his PhD in Biochemistry from Indiana University, and completed his postdoctoral studies at the Rockefeller University.

Myron Holubiak

Mr. Myron Z. Holubiak is Independent Director of ASSEMBLY BIOSCIENCES, Inc., since July 2010. Mr. Holubiak is a founder and director as well as the chief executive officer of Leonard+Meron Biosciences, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company. Previously, Mr. Holubiak served as President of 1-800-DOCTORS, Inc. from May 2007 to January 2014. Mr. Holubiak is the former President of Roche Laboratories, Inc., USA, a major research-based pharmaceutical company, a position he held from December 1998 to August 2001. Prior to that, he held many sales and marketing positions at Roche Laboratories during his 19-year tenure there. Since September 2002, Mr. Holubiak has served on the board of directors of BioScrip, Inc., a publicly traded company and a leading home infusion provider with nationwide pharmacy and nursing capabilities, and is currently chairman of the board. From October 2012 to October 2014, Mr. Holubiak was a member of the board of directors of Intellicell Biosciences, Inc., a publicly traded regenerative medicine company. Mr. Holubiak is also a trustee of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation. Mr. Holubiak received his B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biophysics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Helen Kim

Ms. Helen S. Kim is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kim has over 27 years of experience in leadership roles in biotechnology. Most recently, Ms. Kim served as executive vice president of business development at Kite Pharma where she led all business and corporate development initiatives including its sale to Gilead in 2017. Previously, Ms. Kim served as chief business officer and then strategic advisor of NGM Biopharmaceuticals. Prior to NGM, she was the chief executive officer and president of Kosan Biosciences where she restructured and repositioned the company prior to its sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2008. Ms. Kim's additional industry experience includes executive positions at Affymax, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Protein Design Labs and Chiron Corporation. In addition to her industry experience, Ms. Kim also recently served as chief program officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Currently, she serves as a director on the board of Exicure and Peloton Therapeutics. Ms. Kim received a BS in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.