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Assembly Biosciences Inc (ASMB.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Ringo

72 2015 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Derek Small

42 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Graham Cooper

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

Richard Colonno

68 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Jacqueline Papkoff

62 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer Microbiome

Uri Lopatin

46 2014 Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Medical Officer

Anthony Altig

62 2012 Independent Director

Mark Auerbach

79 2010 Independent Director

Richard DiMarchi

65 2014 Independent Director

Myron Holubiak

71 2010 Independent Director

Helen Kim

55 2018 Independent Director

Alan Lewis

72 2015 Independent Director

Susan Mahony

53 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Ringo

Mr. William R. Ringo is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Assembly Biosciences Inc. Mr. Ringo became a director upon the closing of the Merger in July 2014, and became non-executive Chairman of the Board in February 2015. From July 2010 until December 2015, Mr. Ringo was a senior advisor with Barclays Capital, the global investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. From July 2010 until December 2015, Mr. Ringo 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 biotechnology company acquired by Amgen, Inc. Mr. Ringo served on the Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. board of directors from February 2011 until the October 2013 acquisition by Amgen, Inc. From 2001 to 2007, he served on various boards of directors, including Encysive Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and InterMune, Inc. where he was the non-executive chairman of the board of directors after serving as interim Chief Executive Officer from June 2003 to September 2003. From 1994 to 2002, he served as a director and chairman of the board for Community Health Systems, Inc. His experience in the global pharmaceutical sector also includes nearly 30 years with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly). Over the course of his career with Lilly, Mr. Ringo served in numerous executive roles, including Product Group President for oncology and critical care, President of internal medicine products, President of the infectious diseases business unit, and Vice President of sales and marketing for U.S. pharmaceuticals. He also was a member of Lilly’s operating committee.

Derek Small

Mr. Derek A. Small is the 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. Among other experience, qualifications, attributes and skills, Mr. Small’s extensive management experience in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as his experience serving on the board of directors of several private pharmaceutical companies, led to the conclusion of our Board that he should serve as a director of the Company in light of our business and structure.

Graham Cooper

Mr. Graham K. Cooper is the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Assembly Biosciences Inc. Mr. Cooper 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.

Richard Colonno

Dr. Richard J. Colonno Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Virology Operations, of Assembly Biosciences Inc. Dr. Colonno joined as Chief Scientific Officer in January 2016 and became Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Virology Operations in January 2018. Dr. Colonno has been instrumental in the discovery and development of multiple approved antiviral drugs, including Baraclude® and Reyataz®. From September 2007 to January 2016, Dr. Colonno was the Chief Science Officer of Presidio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he directed its hepatitis C (HCV) antiviral programs, including the discovery and development of the HCV NS5A inhibitor ravidasvir. From June 1991 to August 2007, Dr. Colonno was Vice President, Infectious Diseases Drug Discovery at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., where he played a pivotal role in building Bristol-Myers Squibb’s antiviral franchise. From August 1982 to May 1991, he was Senior Director of Antiviral Research at Merck Research Labs. Dr. Colonno received a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Kansas Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Kansas and has co-authored more than 160 scientific articles.

Jacqueline Papkoff

Dr. Jacqueline Sybil Papkoff Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer Microbiome of Assembly Biosciences Inc, in April 2018. Dr. Papkoff was Senior Vice President, Research at Evelo Biosciences, Inc. from May 2016 to October 2017. From January 2013 to May 2016, Dr. Papkoff was Vice President, Immunology Scientific Innovation at Johnson & Johnson California Innovation Center as a representative of the Janssen immunology therapeutic area. From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Papkoff was an independent biotherapeutic research and development consultant to biotech and pharmaceutical companies. In 2006 and 2007, Dr. Papkoff was Executive Vice President Therapeutics, Chief Scientific Officer at CFD Therapeutics, Inc. From 2002 until 2006, Dr. Papkoff was initially Vice President, Discovery and later Executive Vice President, Therapeutics at diaDexus, Inc. Dr. Papkoff received a B.A. in Biology with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1977 and received a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego in 1982.

Uri Lopatin

Dr. Uri Lopatin, M.D. is the Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Medical Officer of tAssembly Biosciences Inc. At Assembly Pharmaceuticals, he was Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Research and Development, a position he held since October, 2012. Prior to that, he was a Senior Director for Clinical and Translational Research-Liver Disease at Gilead Sciences from October, 2010 to September, 2012, a Translational Medical Leader at Roche from May, 2008 to September, 2010. Dr. Lopatin has designed and coordinated pre-clinical and clinical collaborations, as well as phase I through IV clinical studies of multiple new molecular entities. Dr. Lopatin has published extensively, especially on hepatitis B and immunology and is an author of multiple patents in the field of treatment and diagnosis for viral hepatitis. Dr. Lopatin received his infectious disease Board certification following fellowship training in ID at the NIH, and internal medicine board certification following completion of residency at NYU. Dr. Lopatin received his MD in 2000 from University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, where he was awarded the Stanley S. Bergen medal of excellence.

Anthony Altig

Mr. Anthony E. Altig is an Independent Director of Assembly Biosciences Inc. Mr. Altig joined our Board in January 2012. From 2008 to December 2017, Mr. Altig was the Chief Financial Officer of Biotix Holdings, Inc., a company that manufactures microbiological consumables, which was acquired by Mettler Toledo in September 2017. 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. He formerly served as a director of MultiCell Technologies, Inc. and Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, which was a public company until its acquisition by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in October 2013. Mr. Altig received his B.B.A. in business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Among other experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills, Mr. Altig’s extensive management experience and financial expertise, as well as his experience serving on the boards of directors of several public pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, led to the conclusion of our Board that he should serve as a director of the Company in light of our business and structure.

Mark Auerbach

Mr. Mark Auerbach, CPA, is an 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. Among other experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills, Mr. Auerbach’s extensive financial experience, his accounting degree and his experience as a director of several public companies, including his service as the chair of the audit committee of one of those public companies, led to the conclusion of our Board that he should serve as a director of the Company in light of our business and structure.

Richard DiMarchi

Dr. Richard D. DiMarchi is an 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. Among other experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills, Dr. DiMarchi’s scientific training, extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as his experience serving on the board of directors of several private pharmaceutical companies, led to the conclusion of our Board that he should serve as a director of the Company in light of our business and structure.

Myron Holubiak

Mr. Myron Z. Holubiak is an 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. Mr. Holubiak has received advanced business training from the Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. Among other experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills, Mr. Holubiak’s extensive experience managing pharmaceutical and healthcare companies led to the conclusion of our Board that he should serve as a director of the Company in light of our business and structure.

Helen Kim

Ms. Helen S. Kim is an Independent Director of Assembly Biosciences Inc. Ms. Kim joined our Board in March 2018. From November 2014 until January 2018, Ms. Kim served as executive vice president of business development at Kite Pharma, Inc. where she led all business and corporate development initiatives including its sale to Gilead in September 2017. From January 2012 to January 2014, Ms. Kim served as strategic advisor to NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and from August 2009 to January 2012, Ms. Kim served as chief business officer of NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Kim’s additional industry experience includes executive positions at Kosan Biosciences, Affymax, Inc., Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Protein Design Labs, Inc. and Chiron Corporation. In addition to her industry experience, from August 2003 to November 2007, Ms. Kim served as chief program officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Currently, she serves as a director on the board of Exicure, Inc., a public company, and Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. Ms. Kim formerly served as a director and member of the audit committee of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS) and WCCT Global, Inc. and a director of Foresight Labs, VISION 4. Ms. Kim received a B.S. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Among other experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills, Ms. Kim’s extensive experience in leadership roles in biotechnology companies led to the conclusion of our Board that she should serve as a director of the Company in light of our business and structure.

Alan Lewis

Dr. Alan J. Lewis, Ph.D, is an Independent 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 an Independent Director of Assembly Biosciences Inc. Dr. Mahony joined our Board in December 2017. Since 2011, Dr. Mahony has served as Senior Vice President and President of Lilly Oncology at Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly). Prior to that, from 2000 until 2011, Dr. Mahony served in a variety of leadership roles at Lilly, including Senior Vice President Human Resources and Diversity, President and General Manager Lilly Canada, and Executive Director Global Development. Dr. Mahony worked in sales and marketing at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 1995 to 2000, at Amgen Limited from 1991 to 1995, and at Schering Plough from 1989 to 1991. Dr. Mahony earned a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in pharmacy and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Aston University, and an M.B.A. from London Business School. Because of these and other professional experiences, Dr. Mahony possesses particular knowledge and experience in all aspects of corporate functions and company operations that strengthen the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience. Among other experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills, Dr. Mahony’s extensive experience in management at public pharmaceutical companies led to the conclusion of our Board that she should serve as a director of the Company in light of our business and structure.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Ringo

212,871

Derek Small

1,438,720

Graham Cooper

--

Richard Colonno

6,407,920

Jacqueline Papkoff

--

Uri Lopatin

728,394

Anthony Altig

182,871

Mark Auerbach

190,371

Richard DiMarchi

180,371

Myron Holubiak

185,371

Helen Kim

--

Alan Lewis

185,371

Susan Mahony

606,899
As Of  30 Dec 2017