Edition:
United States

FibroGen Inc (FGEN.OQ)

FGEN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

59.70USD
18 Jun 2018
Change (% chg)

$0.85 (+1.44%)
Prev Close
$58.85
Open
$58.50
Day's High
$59.95
Day's Low
$57.35
Volume
118,154
Avg. Vol
183,123
52-wk High
$63.00
52-wk Low
$29.35

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Neff

63 1993 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Pat Cotroneo

54 2008 Chief Financial Officer

K. Peony Yu

55 2016 Chief Medical Officer

Thomas Kearns

81 2017 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Edwards

57 2015 Independent Director

Jeffrey Henderson

53 2015 Independent Director

Kalevi Kurkijarvi

66 1996 Independent Director

Gerald Lema

57 2017 Independent Director

Rory Riggs

64 1993 Independent Director

Roberto Rosenkranz

68 2010 Independent Director

Jorma Routti

79 1994 Independent Director

James Schoeneck

60 2010 Independent Director

Toshinari Tamura

74 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Neff

Mr. Thomas B. Neff is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He founded FibroGen, Inc. and has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since 1993. He serves as a director of FibroGen China Anemia Holdings, Ltd, FibroGen International (Cayman) Limited, and FibroGen International (Hong Kong) Limited, as well as the General Manager of FibroGen (China) Medical Technology Development Co., Ltd. Mr. Neff received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College with concentrations in Molecular Biology and Government. Subsequently he studied economics and finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and was a Fellow of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. He was employed as an investment banker first at PaineWebber Incorporated (1983-1988) and then at Lazard Freres & Co. through 1992. In 1991, he was among 40 selected as future financial industry leaders in a poll of 600 financial leaders by Institutional Investor. Mr. Neff was founder of Pharmaceutical Partners I and Pharmaceutical Partners II, the pioneer entities investing in drug royalties and predecessors to what is now named Royalty Pharma. He left the group in 1998 to concentrate on FibroGen but remained as Managing General Partner of Pharmaceutical Partners I and Pharmaceutical Partners II until all assets were distributed to partners through 2009. He was also founder and General Partner of Three Arch Bay Health Science Fund, a private investment fund focused on emerging biomedical companies, from 1993 to completion in 2011. He received an honorary doctorate of medical sciences from Oulu University, Oulu, Finland in 2009. He was a director of Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, a spin-out from Yale University, from 2009 to 2016. Mr. Neff is a named inventor on more than 100 of FibroGen’s patents and patent applications.

Pat Cotroneo

Mr. Pat Cotroneo is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Cotroneo has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2008. Mr. Cotroneo joined us in 2000 as Controller, was promoted to Vice President of Finance, and subsequently promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Cotroneo was at SyStemix, Inc. where he assumed Controller responsibilities for both SyStemix and Genetic Therapy, Inc. (Novartis subsidiaries) from 1993 to 2000. Prior to SyStemix, he was employed by Deloitte & Touche from 1987 to 1993 in various positions. Mr. Cotroneo received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of San Francisco and was selected a Louise M. Davies scholar.

K. Peony Yu

Dr. K. Peony Yu, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. She served as our Vice President of Clinical Development from December 2008 until April 2016 when she was promoted to Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Yu brings to us expertise in design and execution of all phases of clinical development programs, including clinical and regulatory strategy, interactions with regulatory authorities in the United States and European Union, as well as experience with successful leadership of clinical teams. Prior to joining us, Dr. Yu was Vice President of Clinical Research at Anesiva, Inc., where she was responsible for management of clinical research, statistics/data management, clinical operations, and medical affairs/medical information for all clinical programs, including the late-stage clinical development and approval of Zingo®, a drug-device combination for pain management. Prior to Anesiva, Dr. Yu was Director, Clinical Development at ALZA Corporation (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) where she was Global Clinical Lead for IONSYS®, a drug-device combination for post-operative pain, and led a successful New Drug Application resubmission with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and multiple interactions with European regulatory authorities resulting in marketing approval in 25 European countries. Prior to ALZA, Dr. Yu held previous posts at Pain Therapeutics, Inc. and at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Yu received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a medical degree both from the University of California, Davis, followed by residency training at Stanford Medical School.

Thomas Kearns

Mr. Thomas F. Kearns, Jr. is an Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kearns has served on our board of directors since November 1996 and as lead independent director since June 7, 2017. Mr. Kearns is a retired partner of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., an investment banking firm, where he was an investment banker in the healthcare area from 1974 until 1987. Prior to his career at Bear Stearns, Mr. Kearns worked for Merrill Lynch, an investment banking firm, from January 1959 until August 1969. Mr. Kearns is Chairman of the National Advisory Board of Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina. In 2013, he joined the board of directors of Franklin Street Partners. Mr. Kearns was a trustee of the University of North Carolina Foundation and Endowment Fund for 16 years and served on the board of directors of Biomet, Inc. from January 1980 until May 2005. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of North Carolina.

Jeffrey Edwards

Mr. Jeffrey L. Edwards is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Edwards was appointed to our board of directors in 2015 after Mr. Edwards retired from Allergan, Inc. Mr. Edwards served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Business Development, Chief Financial Officer of Allergan, Inc. from September 2005 to August 2014. Mr. Edwards joined Allergan in 1993. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Edwards served as Allergan’s Corporate Vice President, Corporate Development and previously served as Senior Vice President, Treasury, Tax and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Allergan, Mr. Edwards was with Banque Paribas and Security Pacific National Bank, where he held various senior-level positions in the credit and business development functions. Mr. Edwards currently serves on the board of directors and as Compensation Committee Chairman of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a publicly traded life sciences research and clinical diagnostic products company. Mr. Edwards also serves on the board of directors and as Audit Committee Chairman of Viamet Pharmaceuticals Holdings, LLC, a privately owned biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Edwards received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Muhlenberg College and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Jeffrey Henderson

Mr. Jeffrey William Henderson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Henderson has served on our board of directors since August 2015. Mr. Henderson has 30 years of financial, commercial and pharmaceutical industry experience. He most recently served as chief financial officer for Cardinal Health, Inc. from 2005 until 2014. His many responsibilities at Cardinal Health included commercial operations in China. Prior to Cardinal Health, Mr. Henderson was president and general manager of Eli Lilly Canada Inc. and vice president and corporate controller of Eli Lilly & Company. He joined Eli Lilly in 1998 as vice president and corporate treasurer. His prior experience includes 10 years at General Motors, where he served in managerial posts in Great Britain, Singapore, New York, and Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University, Flint, Michigan, and his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Henderson is a native of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He is a director of Qualcomm Incorporated, Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., and Affordable Care, Inc. He is also an advisory director at the private equity firm of Berkshire Partners, LLC.

Kalevi Kurkijarvi

Dr. Kalevi Kurkijarvi Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served on our board of directors since November 1996. He has also served on the board of directors of our subsidiary, FibroGen Europe Oy, since November 1997. Dr. Kurkijärvi has been the Chairman and Founding Partner of Innomedica Oy, a business development company specialized in licensing, distributor search, and strategic planning for companies in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and biotechnology industries, since March 2010, and from August 1997 to February 2010 he acted as Director having financial matters as his main responsibility. He was also the Founding Partner and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bio Fund Management Ltd, a Finnish-Danish venture capital company, from 1997 until 2010. He has also been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of his family’s import-export trading company, Biketex Ltd, since October 1993. Dr. Kurkijärvi has more than twenty years’ experience in international life science business and over ten years in corporate finance. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Innomedica Oy (Chair), Biketex Ltd (Chair) and Hytest Oy (Chair). He previously served on the boards of directors at other biotechnology companies such as of Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc., Ark Therapeutics Plc, BioTie Therapies Plc (Chair), Stick Tech Oy (Chair), Hormos Medical Oy (Chair), Map Medical Oy (Chair), Bio Orbit Oy (Chair) and Juvantia Pharma Oy, among others. Prior to founding Bio Fund, Dr. Kurkijärvi worked as Executive Director of the venture capital group at the Finnish National Fund of Research and Development (SITRA). He has also served as Executive Vice President at Wallac Oy, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacia Diagnostics Production Oy. Dr. Kurkijärvi received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Turku in 1992, where he also worked for several years in research and teaching.

Gerald Lema

Mr. Gerald Lema serves as Independent Director of the Company effective September 19, 2017. Mr. Lema has served on our board of directors since September 2017. Mr. Lema has more than 27 years of pharmaceutical, diagnostics, healthcare, and consumer experience in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the U.S., and Latin America. He currently serves as partner and representative director of Cylon Capital, a private investment group based in Tokyo that creates value for brands and technologies in the Japanese and Asia Pacific markets. Prior to Cylon Capital, Mr. Lema served as President of Asia Pacific at Baxter International from 2005 until 2015. He also served as President, Japan at Baxter International since April 2007. Before Baxter, Mr. Lema worked for 18 years at Abbott Laboratories where he held several positions of increasing responsibility in general management, strategy, and business development. His last position with Abbott was Corporate Vice President, Asia Pacific and Chairman, Abbott Japan, in Tokyo. Mr. Lema currently serves as a Director of Catalyst, a global nonprofit organization. He is co-author of Foreign Investment through Debt-Equity Swaps, and published in the MIT Sloan Management Review. Mr. Lema is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program, earned a Master of Business Administration from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, and has a Bachelor of Science, Engineering from Universidad del Valle, Colombia.

Rory Riggs

Mr. Rory B. Riggs is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Riggs has served on our board of directors since October 1993. Since April 2010, Mr. Riggs has served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syntax, LLC and Locus Analytics, LLC, sister development-stage ventures focused on creating a new information technology platform for business and finance. Mr. Riggs is co-founder and Chairman of Royalty Pharma, the largest acquirer of drug royalties, and Cibus Global Ltd., the leading company in gene editing in agriculture. In addition, he sits on the following other boards of directors: Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc., Nuredis, Inc., GeneNews, Ltd. and eReceivables, LLC (Chair). Since June 2006, Mr. Riggs has also served as managing member of New Ventures, a series of venture funds focused on biotechnology and healthcare. Mr. Riggs served as the President of Biomatrix, Inc., a biomedical company, from 1996 until 2000. From 1991 to 1995, he was Chief Executive Officer of RF&P Corporation, an investment company owned by the Virginia Retirement System. He was also Managing Director of PaineWebber and Company, in the mergers and acquisitions department. Mr. Riggs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College, Vermont and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.

Roberto Rosenkranz

Dr. Roberto Pedro Rosenkranz, Ph.D., M.B.A., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Rosenkranz has served on our board of directors since April 2010. Dr. Rosenkranz was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ROXRO Pharma, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from October 1999 to December 2010. He was Executive Chairman of Altos Therapeutics LLC, a pharmaceutical company, from 2012 until Altos Therapeutics LLC was sold in 2017. Dr. Rosenkranz is on the board of directors of Pherin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, and the Ronald and Ann Williams Charitable Foundation. Prior to assuming his leadership role at ROXRO, Dr. Rosenkranz was President and Chief Operating Officer of Scios, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1996 to 1997. From 1995 to 1996, he occupied multiple research, development and marketing positions at Roche Laboratories, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. From 1982 to 1996, Dr. Rosenkranz occupied multiple research, development and marketing positions at Syntex Laboratories, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Dr. Rosenkranz previously held board positions at Medcenter Solutions do Brasil SA and Gemini Genomics Limited (also referred to as Gemini Genomics Plc). Dr. Rosenkranz received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stanford University, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.

Jorma Routti

Dr. Jorma Routti, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served on our board of directors since March 1994. He is also the Chairman of the board of directors of our subsidiary, FibroGen Europe Oy, and has served in that capacity since 2001. Since 2001, Dr. Routti has served as Executive Chairman of CIM Creative Industries Management Ltd., a venture capital firm located in Helsinki, Finland, where he works with investments and research in intellectual property-oriented companies, as well as with Knowledge Economy developments in several countries. Dr. Routti has served from 1995 to 2000 as Director General of Research of the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union. From 1985 to 1995, Dr. Routti served as President of SITRA, the Finnish Innovation Fund. Dr. Routti served as dean and professor at the Helsinki University of Technology from 1972 to 1985 and as a scientist at CERN in Geneva from 1967 to 1972 and at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served on the board of directors (including as Chairman) of several major corporations, high technology companies, and international research establishments. Honors received by Dr. Routti include Fulbright and Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships and decorations in Finland and France. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Physics, as well as a MSc in Technical Physics and a DrTechn h.c. in Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology. Dr. Routti was awarded with an honorary doctorate of philosophy from the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

James Schoeneck

Mr. James A. Schoeneck is an Independent Director of the company. He has served on our board of directors since April 2010. Mr. Schoeneck was Chief Executive Officer of Depomed, Inc., a commercial specialty pharmaceutical company, from 2011 until 2017, and joined the Board of Depomed in 2007. In addition, from 2015 to March 2018, Mr. Schoeneck served on the board of directors of AnaptysBio, Inc. From 2005 until 2007, he was Chief Executive Officer of BrainCells, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining BrainCells, Inc., he served as Chief Executive Officer of ActivX BioSciences, Inc., a development-stage biotechnology company. Mr. Schoeneck’s pharmaceutical experience also includes three years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a pharmaceutical and diagnostics products company. Prior to joining Prometheus, Mr. Schoeneck spent three years as vice president and General Manager, Immunology, at Centocor, Inc. (now Janssen Biotech, Inc.), a biotechnology company, where he led the development of Centocor’s commercial capabilities. His group launched Remicade®, which became one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical brands. Earlier in his career, he spent 13 years at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc. (now Sanofi), a pharmaceutical company, serving in various sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Schoeneck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Jacksonville State University.

Toshinari Tamura

Dr. Toshinari Tamura, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served on our board of directors since September 2008. He previously worked at Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., starting in 1972, and ultimately became Executive Corporate Officer and Representative Director. Following the merger to form Astellas Pharma, Inc., he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer of Astellas Pharma, Inc. and served in those roles and on the board of directors of Astellas from April 2005 until June 2008. Dr. Tamura was in charge of research and development of our PHI anemia program in 2004 and has remained familiar with the science of the program since that time. Dr. Tamura served as director of the board of KinoPharma, Inc., a drug development company, from September 2008 to March 2010. Dr. Tamura served as director of the board of IMMD Inc., a drug development company, from October 2010 to November 2012. Dr. Tamura served as an advisor to Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd., a drug development company, from September 2008 to August 2015. Dr. Tamura served as an advisor to Japan Science and Technology Agency, a government-sponsored organization promoting science and technology, from September 2012 to March 2015. Dr. Tamura is currently advisor to Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a government-sponsored private equity firm (from February 2010), and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, a government-sponsored organization to promote integrated medical R&D (from April 2015), as well as senior advisor to PRDM Inc., a company focused on providing drug development consulting services for biotechnology companies. Dr. Tamura holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Tamura also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Chiba University, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Pharmaceutical Science.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Thomas Neff

7,088,690

Pat Cotroneo

2,762,930

K. Peony Yu

3,137,770

Thomas Kearns

283,021

Jeffrey Edwards

270,161

Jeffrey Henderson

261,672

Kalevi Kurkijarvi

264,502

Gerald Lema

676,556

Rory Riggs

272,428

Roberto Rosenkranz

262,757

Jorma Routti

262,002

James Schoeneck

279,502

Toshinari Tamura

259,502
As Of  30 Dec 2017