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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (INO.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Simon Benito

74 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jong Kim

50 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Kies

55 2002 Chief Financial Officer

Jacqueline Shea

53 2019 Chief Operating Officer

Laurent Humeau

2018 Chief Scientific Officer

David Weiner

63 2016 Director

Angel Cabrera

51 2012 Independent Director

Morton Collins

83 2009 Independent Director

Ann Miller

62 2019 Independent Director

Wendy Yarno

64 2017 Independent Director

Lota Zoth

59 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Simon Benito

Mr. Simon X. Benito is Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. He has served on our Board since December 2003 and qualifies to serve on our Board as he brings to our Board formal accounting and financial training and expertise, significant public company board experience, senior management experience in the health care industry, and important industry contacts. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Benito had a successful and extensive career serving several multinational corporations in senior executive positions, including 25 years at Merck & Company, Inc. His most recent positions included Senior Vice President, Merck Vaccine Division; Executive Vice President, Merck-Medco Managed Care; and Executive Director and Vice President, Merck Human Health, Japan. In addition, Mr. Benito was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for over 30 years until his retirement in 1999. Since April 2005, Mr. Benito has served as a director of DURECT Corporation, a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company.

Jong Kim

Dr. Jong Joseph Kim is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Kim qualifies to serve on our Board given his broad experience as described below and his experience as our Chief Executive Officer. He was co-founder of VGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or VGX, and also served as its former President, Chief Executive Officer and a director from 2000 to June 2009. He previously worked at Merck & Company, Inc. developing vaccines. An immunologist by training, Dr. Kim holds an undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published more than 100 scientific papers, holds numerous patents, and sits on editorial boards and scientific review panels. In 2015, Dr. Kim was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Life Sciences by Ernst and Young in the Philadelphia region. He also serves on the board of the International Vaccine Institute and the Council of Korean Americans. The World Economic Forum selected Dr. Kim as a member of its Global Agenda Council and named him a Technology Pioneer as well as one of its Young Global Leaders. He is a frequent guest on CNBC’s Fast Money and other financial programs, where he comments on our breakthroughs and the pharmaceutical landscape. MIT’s Technology Review magazine called him "one of the world’s top innovators." Dr. Kim is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network where he is working with a team to develop a vision of tomorrow’s healthcare system.

Peter Kies

Mr. Peter D. Kies is the Chief Financial Officer of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., since June 2002. Mr. Kies has been employed as our Chief Financial Officer since 2002. From 1996 until joining us, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Newgen Results Corporation, and prior to that served as Controller for Cytel Corporation and as an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Kies holds a B.S. in Business Administration from United States International University in San Diego, California.

Jacqueline Shea

Dr. Jacqueline Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D. is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Dr. Shea has served as our Chief Operating Officer since March 2019. Prior to joining us, Dr. Shea served as chief executive officer of Aeras, a nonprofit organization developing tuberculosis vaccines, from August 2015 to December 2018, and as its chief operating officer from April 2014 to August 2015. Dr. Shea previously served as Vice President of Business Development, Europe for Emergent BioSolutions Inc. from May 2013 to March 2014, having previously served as Senior Director of Business Development for Emergent BioSolutions from 2005 to 2008. She was general manager of The Oxford-Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium, a global health joint venture formed between Oxford University and Emergent BioSolutions, from 2008 to 2013. She started her career as a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial College, London. Dr. Shea holds a Ph.D. from the National Institute for Medical Research and a B.S. in applied biology from University of Bath.

Laurent Humeau

Dr. Laurent Humeau is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Humeau has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since March 2019, having previously served as our Vice President and then Senior Vice President of Research and Development beginning in January 2014. Prior to joining us, Dr. Humeau was Senior Director of Translational Research, Human Therapeutics Division for Intrexon Corporation and previously served in a variety of roles, including Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Research and Development, at VIRxSYS Corporation. Dr. Humeau holds a Ph.D., summa cum laude, from Denis Diderot University (Paris 7) and a M.S. degree in Biology from Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris 6).

David Weiner

Dr. David B. Weiner Ph.D., is the Director of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Weiner joined The Wistar Institute in 2016, the nation’s first independent biomedical research institute, NCI-designated Cancer Center, and an international leader in cancer, immunology and infectious disease research, as Executive Vice President, Director of its Vaccine Center, and the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust Endowed Professorship in Cancer Research. Previously, Dr. Weiner was Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Gene Therapy and Vaccine Program at the University’s Perelman School of Medicine. In scientific circles, Dr. Weiner is known as the “father of DNA vaccines.” He has more than 350 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, including mainstream scientific journals such as Scientific American, and has been designated by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the top-cited scientists in the world. An inventor of more than 100 issued and pending US patents, Dr. Weiner has received numerous honors including election as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011 and the International Society for Vaccines in 2012. He was the recipient of the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award and received the Vaccine Industry Excellence Award for Best Academic Research Team in 2015 at the World Vaccine Congress. Dr. Weiner was honored with the prestigious Hilleman Lectureship in 2015 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Grand Rounds session and received a Stone Family Award from Abramson Cancer Center for his groundbreaking work on DNA vaccines for cancer immune therapy. Dr. Weiner holds a Ph.D. in developmental biology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, an M.S. in biology from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S. in biology from SUNY at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New York.

Angel Cabrera

Dr. Angel Cabrera, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since June 15, 2012. Dr. Cabrera has served as President of George Mason University, the largest research university in Virginia, since July 2012. Previously he led two internationally renowned business schools: Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and IE Business School in Madrid. Prior to IE he was a change management consultant with Accenture. Dr. Cabrera earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in psychology and cognitive science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar, and his B.S. and M.S. in computer and electrical engineering from Madrid’s Polytechnic University. He has received several leadership recognitions from the World Economic Forum, the Aspen Institute, Business Week and other publications. His publications in management, leadership, psychology and higher education have been cited over 4,000 times. Dr. Cabrera is an advocate of corporate social responsibility and managerial professionalism. He serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and several non-profit and academic boards, including Georgia Institute of Technology, and has served on the boards of two other public companies.

Morton Collins

Dr. Morton Collins, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc . Dr. Collins was previously a director of VGX from June 2008 to June 2009. Dr. Collins has been the Managing Partner of Battelle Ventures, which he founded, since August 2003 and the Managing Partner of M Collins Ventures, which he also founded, since January 2017. For the past 40 years, Dr. Collins has acquired broad expertise in venture capital funding of early-stage high-technology companies as a founder and managing partner of six different funds: Battelle Ventures, Data Science Ventures I, II, III, and IV and M Collins Ventures. Dr. Collins chaired President Reagan’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and served as technology policy advisor to President George H. W. Bush. He is a former President, Director and Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, and currently serves as a Director of Kopin Corporation and several private companies. Dr. Collins holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in science from the University of Delaware, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University.

Ann Miller

Dr. Ann Calby Miller, M.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Miller worked at Sanofi S.A. from 2012 until her retirement in September 2018, serving as Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Global Marketing, Oncology Division. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Miller served as Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Services at Eisai Co., Ltd., leading its Primary Care and Specialty Business unit. Dr. Miller previously served in management roles in global marketing at Amgen Inc. and in positions of increasing responsibility at Merck & Co., Inc. over a period of 16 years. Dr. Miller received an M.D. from the Duke University School of Medicine and a B.A. in chemistry with honors from Duke University. She is a member of the Duke University Medical Alumni Council.

Wendy Yarno

Ms. Wendy L. Yarno is an Independent Director of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. Ms. Yarno retired in September 2008 from Merck & Company, Inc. following a 26-year career there in commercial and human resource positions of increasing seniority, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer before she retired. Prior to this role, she served as General Manager for Merck’s Cardiovascular/Metabolic United States Business Unit and as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. From 2010 to 2011, Ms. Yarno was the Chief Marketing Officer of HemoShear LLC, a biotechnology research company. Ms. Yarno currently serves on the boards of directors of the biopharmaceuticals companies Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc., Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. and MyoKardia, Inc., and Aratana Therapeutics, Inc., a pet therapeutics company. Ms. Yarno previously served as member of the board of directors of St. Jude Medical, Inc., a medical device company, from 2002 until January 2017 when St. Jude Medical was acquired by Abbott Laboratories; Medivation, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from April 2013 until September 2016 when Medivation was acquired by Pfizer Inc.; and Durata Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from August 2014 until November 2014 when Durata was acquired by Actavis plc. Ms. Yarno holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Portland State University and an M.B.A from Temple University.

Lota Zoth

Ms. Lota S. Zoth is Independent Director of the company. Lota Zoth has held senior financial roles in a variety of commercial-stage companies, including serving as MedImmune's chief financial officer. Prior to joining MedImmune, Ms. Zoth served in financial executive roles with PSINet Inc., Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc., Marriott International and PepsiCo, Inc. Ms. Zoth was also an auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has experience of serving on the board of multiple public companies in the biopharmaceutical industry, including Spark Therapeutics currently.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Simon Benito

151,301

Jong Kim

3,081,040

Peter Kies

1,331,610

Jacqueline Shea

--

Laurent Humeau

--

David Weiner

447,636

Angel Cabrera

136,551

Morton Collins

140,051

Ann Miller

--

Wendy Yarno

138,801

Lota Zoth

--
As Of  30 Dec 2018

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