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Aevi Genomic Medicine Inc (GNMX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sol Barer

69 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Cola

57 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brian Piper

45 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Garry Neil

63 2013 Chief Scientific Officer

Matthew Bayley

2017 Director

Eugene Bauer

74 2012 Independent Director

Alastair Clemow

65 2010 Independent Director

Barbara Duncan

52 2015 Independent Director

Wilbur Gantz

79 2013 Independent Director

Joseph Grano

69 2013 Independent Director

Chris Brinzey

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Sol Barer

Dr. Sol J. Barer, Ph.D., is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. He spent most of his professional career with Celgene Corporation, one of the largest, global biopharmaceutical companies. He was Chairman of Celgene from January 2011 until June 2011, Executive Chairman from June 2010 until January 2011 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from May 2006 until June 2010. Previously, he was appointed President in 1993 and Chief Operating Officer in 1994 before assuming the CEO position. He also served as Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, and Vice President/General Manager, Chiral Products, from October 1990 to October 1993, and Vice President, Technology, from September 1987 to October 1990. r. Barer serves as Chairman of the Board of InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR), a medical device company focusing on the development and commercialization of a proprietary stent system technology, and RestorGenex Corporation (OTCQB: RESX), a company in the field of dermatology and cancer. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of several private companies including Centrexion Corporation, Cerecor, Inc., ContraFect Corporation and Edge Therapeutics, Inc. In 2011, Dr. Barer was Chairman of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Committee which recommended sweeping changes in the structure of New Jersey’s medical schools and public research universities. He previously served as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey (until 2013). He also served two terms as Chair of the Board of Trustees of BioNJ (2010-2012), the New Jersey biotechnology organization. Dr. Barer received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Rutgers University.

Michael Cola

Mr. Michael F. Cola is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Cola served as President of Specialty Pharmaceuticals at Shire plc, a global specialty pharmaceutical company, from 2007 until April 2012. He joined Shire in 2005 as EVP of Global Therapeutic Business Units and Portfolio Management. Prior to joining Shire, he was with Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a growth capital provider to life sciences and technology companies, where he served as President of the Life Sciences Group. While at Safeguard, Mr. Cola served as Chairman and CEO of Clarient, Inc., a cancer diagnostics company subsequently acquired by GE Healthcare, and as Chairman of Laureate Pharma, Inc., a full-service contract manufacturing organization serving research-based biologics companies. Prior to Safeguard Scientifics, Mr. Cola held senior positions in product development and commercialization at AstraMerck, a top 20 U.S. pharmaceutical company, and at AstraZeneca, a global biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Cola received a B.A. in biology and physics from Ursinus College and an M.S. in biomedical science from Drexel University. He serves on the Board of Directors of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VNDA), Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) and Pennsylvania BIO, the statewide association representing the bioscience community. He previously served on the Board of Directors of NuPathe Inc., which was acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in 2014. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.

Brian Piper

Mr. Brian D. Piper is Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary of the Company., effective February 9, 2016 and as a Corporate Secretary since April 2017 . Mr. Piper has served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations since April 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Piper worked at Shire Pharmaceuticals, a global specialty pharmaceutical company, for 13 years in various finance and investor relations roles of increasing responsibility, including serving as Senior Director of Business Development from January 2010 until March 2014, and also including two years spent in Dublin, Ireland establishing Shire’s geographic expansion strategies. Prior to joining Shire, Mr. Piper worked at Celera Genomics and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He received a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Garry Neil

Dr. Garry A. Neil, M.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer of the company. Prior to that, Dr. Neil was a Partner at Apple Tree Partners, a life sciences private equity fund. Prior to joining Apple Tree Partners in 2012, he was Corporate VP of Science & Technology at Johnson & Johnson, and Group President at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 2002, he held senior positions at AstraZeneca, EMD Pharmaceuticals and Merck KGaA. Under his leadership a number of important new medicines for the treatment of cancer, anemia, infections, central nervous system and psychiatric disorders, pain, and genitourinary and gastrointestinal diseases gained initial or expanded approvals. Dr. Neil holds a B.S. from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.D. from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. He completed postdoctoral clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Neil also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic. He serves on the Boards of the Reagan Udall Foundation and the Foundation for the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is a member of the Science Management Review Board of the NIH. He is a past Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) Science and Regulatory Executive Committee and the PhRMA Foundation Board.

Matthew Bayley

Mr. Matthew Bayley is Director of the Company. Dr. Bayley currently serves as a Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at the Children's Hospital ofPhiladelphia(CHOP) where he leads strategic planning and business development efforts and supports the CEO in developing the strategy of advancing CHOP's mission. Prior to joining CHOP, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where his work focused on strategy, operations, and organizational topics in the healthcare field. Dr. Bayley graduated from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, and went on to receive his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School.

Eugene Bauer

Dr. Eugene A. Bauer, M.D., is an Independent Director of the company. He served as Chairman of the Board from July 2005 through June 2012 and as Executive Chairman of the Board from October 2010 through June 2012. He is a Lucy Becker Emeritus Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Bauer served as dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine from 1995 – 2001 and as chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine from 1988 – 1995. He currently serves as a director of privately held Dr. Tattoff, Inc. He also was a co-founder and emeritus member of the Board of Directors of Connetics Corporation, a publicly traded, dermatology-focused therapeutics company which was acquired by Steifel Laboratories and sold to GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Dr. Bauer is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of Dermira, Inc. (NASDAQ: DERM). He also served as a director of Protalex, Inc., Vyteris, Inc., Peplin Biotech, Ltd., PetDRx, Inc. and Prolor Biotech, Inc., which was acquired by Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) in 2013. Dr. Bauer was a U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded investigator for 25 years and has served on review groups for the NIH. Dr. Bauer has been elected to several societies including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He received an M.D. from Northwestern University.

Alastair Clemow

Dr. Alastair John Tanton Clemow, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the company. Dr. Clemow serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Regentis Biomaterials, a private company developing an innovative material for cartilage repair. Previously he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in a number of companies that he helped found including Nexgen Spine, which developed an artificial spinal disc and which was acquired by K2M in 2011, Gelifex Inc., which developed an innovative spinal nucleus replacement implant and which was acquired by Synthes Spine in 2004, and Minimally Invasive Surgical Technologies, which developed a novel series of implants for minimally invasive total knee replacement and which was acquired by MAKO in 2005. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Clemow served as Principal of Tanton Technologies, an organization that provided strategic and technical assessment of new medical device opportunities for large, mid-cap and early stage development companies. Prior to that, Dr. Clemow served in numerous positions with Johnson & Johnson from 1981 to 2000, including Vice President of Worldwide Business Development for Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., Vice President of New Business Development for Johnson & Johnson Professional Inc. and Director of Research and Development of Johnson & Johnson Orthopedics. In those capacities, Dr. Clemow was responsible for acquiring or developing what today represents billions of dollars of Johnson & Johnson revenue. Dr. Clemow currently serves on the boards of BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. and Regentis Ltd., and has served on the boards of numerous other private and public companies, including Kinetic Muscles Inc., Vyteris Inc., HydroCision, Inc., Echo Healthcare Inc., Encore Medical, and Prolor Biotech, Inc., which was acquired by Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) in 2013. Dr. Clemow is the holder of 12 U.S. patents and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom.

Barbara Duncan

Dr. Barbara G. Duncan is an Independent Director of the Company., effective July 22, 2015. Ms. Duncan has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since May 2009. She previously served in a series of positions with increasing responsibilities at DOV Pharmaceuticals, Inc. including as Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer. Before that, she served as Vice President of Corporate Finance – Global Healthcare at Lehman Brothers Inc. and Director of Corporate Finance at SBC Warburg Dillon Read Inc. Ms. Duncan holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Louisiana State University.

Wilbur Gantz

Mr. Wilbur H. Gantz is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Gantz has been the President of PathoCapital, an investor in healthcare companies, since March 2009. He previously served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was sold to Lundbeck, AG in 2009, and as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of PathoGenesis Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company that was sold to Chiron, Inc. in 2000. Prior to founding PathoGenesis, from 1987 to 1992 he served as President of Baxter International, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of healthcare products. He joined Baxter in 1966 and held various management positions, including Vice President, Europe and President, International Division, prior to being named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1980. During the past five years, Mr. Gantz served on the board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. He is a trustee of The Field Museum of Natural History. Mr. Gantz holds a BA degree from Princeton University, where he graduated cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Joseph Grano

Mr. Joseph J. Grano, Jr., is an Independent Director of the company. Since 2004, he has served as Chairman and CEO of Centurion Holdings LLC, a provider of advisory services to public and private clients on business strategy and capital markets access. From 2001 to 2004, he was Chairman and CEO of UBS Financial Services Inc. (formerly UBS PaineWebber), where he was instrumental in helping to bring about the merger of PaineWebber with UBS in 2000. Prior to joining PaineWebber, he held various senior management positions at Merrill Lynch including Director of National Sales. Mr. Grano also serves as Chairman and CEO of root9B Technologies, Inc. (OTCBQ: RTNB). Mr. Grano is the former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) (predecessor to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)), and a former member of the NASD’s Executive Committee. He was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002 to serve as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, a position he held until August 2005. Mr. Grano was a captain in the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets), and is a member of the Council for the United States and Italy, a member of the City University of New York's Business Leadership Council and a former member of the National Board of D.A.R.E. He holds honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Pepperdine University and Babson College, as well as an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Queens College. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York and of Lenox Hills Hospital in New York City.

Chris Brinzey

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