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Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (GBT.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ted Love

58 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Farrow

55 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Peter Radovich

39 2016 Senior Vice President, Operations

Hing Sham

64 2016 Senior Vice President, Research

Jung Choi

47 2015 Chief Business and Strategy Officer

Tricia Suvari

56 2016 Chief Legal Officer

Charles Homcy

68 2011 Director

Willie Brown

83 2015 Independent Director

Scott Morrison

59 2016 Independent Director

Deval Patrick

60 2015 Independent Director

Mark Perry

61 2015 Independent Director

Glenn Pierce

61 2016 Independent Director

Philip Pizzo

72 2015 Independent Director

Myesha Edwards

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Ted Love

Dr. Ted W. Love M.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Global Blood Therapeutics Inc. From February 2010 to August 2012, Dr. Love served as executive vice president, research and development and technical operations of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, from 2001 to January 2009, he served as president, chief executive officer and chairman of Nuvelo, Inc., and previously served as senior vice president, development of Theravance, Inc., from 1998 to 2001. Previously, he spent six years at Genentech, Inc., where he held a number of senior management positions in medical affairs and product development and served as chairman of Genentech’s Product Development Committee. Dr. Love currently serves on the board of directors of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., Oncothyreon Inc. and KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Love holds a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.D. from Yale Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Love’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his role as our principal executive officer and more than 20 years of broad leadership and management experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Jeffrey Farrow

Mr. Jeffrey S. Farrow is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mr. Farrow previously served as chief financial officer of ZS Pharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, which was acquired by AstraZeneca in December 2015. Prior to ZS Pharma, he served as the chief financial officer at Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc., a commercial pharmaceutical company, from July 2010 until May 2015 where he was part of the team responsible for the successful regulatory approval and commercial launch of RAVICTI® for the treatment of urea cycle disorders. He previously served as vice president of finance at Evotec AG, a drug discovery and development company. Prior to Evotec, Mr. Farrow served as vice president of finance and chief accounting officer at Renovis, Inc., a drug discovery and development company, which was acquired by Evotec AG. Earlier in his career, Mr. Farrow spent seven years working in the audit practice of KPMG LLP. Mr. Farrow holds a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in corporate finance from California State University at Fullerton and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Peter Radovich

Mr. Peter Radovich is Senior Vice President, Operations of the company. He was our Vice President, Program Leadership and Business Strategy from November 2014 to August 2016. Prior to that, in September 2006, he joined Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company (acquired by Amgen, Inc.), and served as vice president, program leadership from February 2014 to November 2014 and as senior director from August 2011 to February 2014, during which time he led the company’s global, cross-functional product team responsible for the development and commercialization of Kyprolis®. Prior to joining Onyx, from 2004 to 2006, Mr. Radovich was at Chiron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company (now Novartis AG) in product marketing supporting Proleukin® (interleukin-2) in multiple oncology indications. Mr. Radovich holds a B.A. in biology and chemistry from Texas Christian University and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Hing Sham

Dr. Hing Sham, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President, Research of the company. He was Senior Vice President, Chemistry, from July 2014 to April 2016. Most recently, from January 2013 to July 2014, Dr. Sham served as head of research and development at iOneWorldHealth/Path.org (PATH), a non-profit pharmaceutical development organization. Prior to that, from September 2006 to November 2012, he served as senior vice president of research and head of chemical sciences at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where he led the chemistry team in the discovery of two clinical candidates for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. From July 1983 to August 2006, Dr. Sham worked at Abbott Laboratories Inc., a global healthcare company, where he and his team discovered and advanced 10 clinical candidates spanning cardiovascular disease, HIV, oncology and diabetes. His 24-year tenure at Abbott Laboratories culminated in his appointment as a distinguished research fellow in global pharmaceutical discovery. Dr. Sham is the co-inventor of Norvir® and the primary inventor of Kaletra®, Abbott Laboratories’ first and second-generation HIV protease inhibitors approved for the treatment of HIV. Dr. Sham has published more than 180 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a named inventor on 81 issued U.S. patents. Dr. Sham was named Hero of Chemistry by the American Chemical Society in 2003. Dr. Sham holds a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Hawaii and completed his post-doctoral training in the department of chemistry at Indiana University.

Jung Choi

Ms. Jung E. Choi is Chief Business and Strategy Officer of the company. From April 2014 to March 2015, Ms. Choi served as senior vice president, corporate development for InterMune, Inc., a biotechnology company (acquired by Roche Holding AG in 2014), and served as an adviser on strategy and business development to InterMune from March 2013 to April 2014. Prior to joining InterMune, from February 2011 to March 2013, Ms. Choi led corporate and business development for Chimerix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, as a consultant and senior vice president, corporate development. Prior to that, from August 2001 to August 2010, Ms. Choi held various management positions at Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, including leadership of business development, licensing, and mergers and acquisition activities. During her tenure at Gilead Sciences, Ms. Choi built and oversaw the corporate development group, and led the U.S. commercial launch of Hepsera® for the treatment of the hepatitis B virus. Ms. Choi holds a B.A. in human biology and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Tricia Suvari

Ms. Tricia Borga Suvari. Esq.. serves as Chief Legal Officer of the Company. She has served as our Chief Legal Officer since October 2016. From May 2000 until June 2009, Ms. Suvari served in several senior roles at CV Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company (acquired by Gilead Sciences, Inc. in 2009), ultimately as senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer of CV Therapeutics. Prior to CV Therapeutics, from May 1991 until May 2000, she served as corporate counsel at Genentech, Inc., in increasingly senior roles. From February 2012 until July 2016, Ms. Suvari served as a vice president and general counsel at the non-profit Peninsula Open Space Trust, and from early 2011 to February 2012 she served as an independent consultant supporting biopharmaceutical companies. Ms. Suvari earned her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.

Charles Homcy

Dr. Charles J. Homcy, M.D. is Director of Global Blood Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Homcy joined Third Rock Ventures, a venture capital firm, where he is now a partner. He served as president and chief executive officer of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company (“Portola”), since co-founding the company in 2003 until 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Homcy served as the president of research and development at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, following its acquisition of COR Therapeutics Inc. in 2002. He joined COR in 1995 as executive vice president of research and development, and he served as a director of the company from 1998 to 2002. Dr. Homcy has been a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School, and attending physician at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Hospital since 1997. He was previously president of the medical research division of American Cyanamid-Lederle Laboratories, a division of Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories. He currently serves on the board of directors of Portola and Pliant Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Homcy holds a B.A. and an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Homcy is a member of the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Homcy’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his significant experience building and leading successful biotechnology companies and his scientific expertise.

Willie Brown

Mr. Willie L. Brown is Independent Director of the company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2015. Since January 2004, Mr. Brown has served as an attorney at law representing clients before state and local governments. Prior to that, from January 1996 to January 2004, Mr. Brown served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco. Mr. Brown is a practicing attorney, community leader and well-respected public official who served over 31 years in the California State Assembly, spending more than 14 years as its Speaker, from 1980 to 1995. He currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service, an independent, non-profit organization providing a forum for non-partisan education, debate and discussion of public policy issues. Mr. Brown holds a degree in political science from San Francisco State University and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He has received over 17 honorary degrees from prestigious institutions throughout his life. Mr. Brown’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include more than 50 years of political, business and non-profit experience.

Scott Morrison

Mr. Scott W. Morrison is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2016. From 1996 to December 2015, Mr. Morrison was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm, and served as its U.S. Life Sciences Leader since 2002. He currently serves on the board of directors of Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, Audentes Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, and Symic Bio, a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Morrison has served on numerous life sciences industry boards, including the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) ECS Board, the Bay Area Bioscience Center, the California Life Sciences Foundation and the Biotechnology Institute. Mr. Morrison holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Morrison’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include significant accounting expertise and knowledge of the life sciences industry through his 35 year career in public accounting serving public and private companies in the life sciences sector.

Deval Patrick

Mr. Deval. L. Patrick is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Patrick joined Bain Capital, LP, where he serves as managing director. From January 2007 to January 2015, Mr. Patrick served as the governor of Massachusetts. Prior to his tenure in government, from 2000 to 2004, Mr. Patrick served as the executive vice president and general counsel at The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to that, he served as vice president and general counsel at ChevronTexaco Corp. (previously Texaco Inc.), from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Patrick received an A.B. in English and American Literature from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Patrick’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his significant experience as a business and government leader with a record of success in solving complex problems, making strategic investments, managing crises and building teams locally, nationally and internationally.

Mark Perry

Mr. Mark L. Perry is Independent Director of the company. From October 2012 to October 2013, Mr. Perry served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Third Rock Ventures. Since August 2011, he has served on various boards of companies and non-profit organizations. In October 2004, Mr. Perry joined Aerovance, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, as a director, and he served as president and chief executive officer of Aerovance from February 2007 to October 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Perry served as the senior business adviser of Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from April 2004 to February 2007 and as an executive officer from May 1994 to April 2004, during which time he served in a variety of capacities, including general counsel, chief financial officer and executive vice president of operations. Earlier in his career, from 1981 to 1994, Mr. Perry served as an attorney at Cooley LLP, and was a partner of the firm from 1987 to 1994. Mr. Perry currently serves on the board of directors of Nvidia Corporation, a visual computing company, and MyoKardia, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Perry received a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis. Mr. Perry’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include more than 30 years of experience serving in professional and management positions in the biotechnology industry.

Glenn Pierce

Dr. Glenn F. Pierce, M.D., Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2016. In February 2016, Dr. Pierce joined Third Rock Ventures, a venture capital firm, as an independent consultant and entrepreneur-in-residence. He also serves on the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and WFH USA Board of Directors and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) (US) Medical and Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Pierce is also a director of Voyager Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Pierce retired from Biogen in 2014 as senior vice president of Hematology, Cell and Gene Therapies. He had overall R&D responsibility for hemophilia and hemoglobinopathies and served as Chief Medical Officer since joining the company in 2009. Dr. Pierce was also responsible for global medical affairs for Biogen’s portfolio from 2012 to 2014. Dr. Pierce has 30 years’ experience in biotechnology research and development, is the co-author of more than 150 scientific papers and is a named inventor in over 15 patents. Dr. Pierce also served on the Blood Products Advisory Committee at the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Committee on Blood Safety and Availability at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He received an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Immunology, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and did his postgraduate training in pathology and hematology research at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Pierce’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include nearly 30 years of experience in leading biotechnology research and development in small, large, public and private biotechnology and biopharmaceutical firms.

Philip Pizzo

Dr. Philip A. Pizzo, M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2015. Dr. Pizzo currently serves as the David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford School of Medicine and is a founding director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. Since 2013, he has served on the board of directors of MRI Interventions, Inc., a publicly-traded medical device company. He previously served as Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine from 2001 to 2012, where he was also the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology. Before joining Stanford, he was the physician-in-chief of Children’s Hospital in Boston and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School from 1996 to 2001. Prior to that, Dr. Pizzo was at the National Cancer Institute, eventually serving as chief of pediatrics and acting scientific director in the Division of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Pizzo is the author of more than 630 scientific articles and 16 books and monographs, has received numerous awards and honors, is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and serves on several international boards. Dr. Pizzo holds a B.A. from Fordham University and an M.D. from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. Dr. Pizzo’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his leadership in academic medicine and his work in the fields of pediatric medicine, science, education and healthcare.

Myesha Edwards