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Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc (IOVA.OQ)

IOVA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Iain Dukes

59 2016 Chairman of the Board

Maria Fardis

50 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Morris

56 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Frederick Vogt

44 2017 General Counsel

Sanford Hillsberg

69 2013 Independent Director

Ryan Maynard

48 2015 Independent Director

Merrill McPeak

82 2011 Independent Director

Wayne Rothbaum

48 2016 Independent Director

Michael Weiser

55 2018 Independent Director

Sarah McCabe

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Iain Dukes

Dr. Iain Dukes, D.Phil. serves as Chairman of the Board of the company. Dr. Dukes joined our Board of Directors on August 4, 2016 and was appointed Chairman of the Board on August 16, 2016. Dr. Dukes currently is a Venture Partner at OrbiMed Advisors LLC. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Development and Licensing for Merck Research Laboratories through May 2016. He joined Merck in August 2013. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Dukes was Vice President of External Research & Development at Amgen, from August 2010 to August 2013. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Dukes was the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of Essentialis Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of breakthrough medicines for the treatment of rare metabolic diseases. From 2000 to 2007, Dr. Dukes was Vice President of Scientific and Technology Licensing at GlaxoSmithKline, and prior to that, from 1990 to 1999, he held various positions at Glaxo Wellcome, including Head of Exploratory Development for Metabolic and Urogenital Diseases and Head of Ion Channel Drug Discovery Group. Dr. Dukes holds Master of Jurisprudence and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees from the University of Oxford, a Master of Science degree in Cardiovascular Studies from the University of Leeds and a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology from the University of Bath.

Maria Fardis

Dr. Maria Fardis Ph.D. serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the company. Dr. Fardis served as the Chief Operating Officer of Acerta Pharma, LLC, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, from January 2015 to March 2016. From 2011 to 2014, she worked at Pharmacyclics, Inc., which she joined as Senior Director of Global Project Management, and was promoted to Vice President, Alliance and Global Project Management in December 2011, was appointed Executive Vice President, Alliances and Operations in September 2012 and was appointed Chief of Oncology Operations and Alliances in March 2013. Prior to joining Pharmacyclics, from August 2001 to April 2011, Dr. Fardis held increasingly senior positions in Medicinal Chemistry and the project and portfolio management department at Gilead Sciences, Inc., most recently serving as Associate Director, Project and Portfolio Management. Dr. Fardis received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.S. summa cum laude, in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Fardis holds an MBA, with highest honors, from Golden Gate University.

Timothy Morris

Mr. Timothy E. Morris serves Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the company. Mr. Morris thereafter became our principal accounting officer on November 8, 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Morris was the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development and commercialization of sublingual therapies for the treatment of acute pain, from March 2014 until June 2017. From November 2004 to December 2013, Mr. Morris served as the Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Corporate Development for VIVUS, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies to treat obesity and restore sexual health. Prior to joining VIVUS, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance, Manufacturing and Administration at Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from September 2001 to November 2004. Prior thereto, Mr. Morris also served as Chief Financial Officer of Interpro Business Solutions, Inc., Utility.com, and RiboGene, Inc. Mr. Morris currently serves as a non-executive director of Humanigen, Inc. Mr. Morris is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and received a bachelor’s degree in business with emphasis in accounting from California State University, Chico.

Frederick Vogt

Dr. Frederick G. Vogt, Ph.D., Esq.is General Counsel of the company. Dr. Vogt joined the Company on September 30, 2016 as our Vice President, Intellectual Property. Dr. Vogt was promoted to General Counsel on July 1, 2017. From May 2013 until he joined the Company, Dr. Vogt practiced law at the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, focusing on intellectual property and business law in the life sciences and representing clients in patent strategy, transactional, and litigation matters. Prior to joining Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, he served in numerous scientific, management, and legal roles of increasing responsibility over a period of 13 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc., where he focused primarily on oncology and cardiovascular drug development. Dr. Vogt holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Ursinus College, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University, and a J.D. from Temple University. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Sanford Hillsberg

Ryan Maynard

Mr. Ryan Maynard serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Maynard was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Blade Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, on February 27, 2018. Until December 2017, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public clinical-stage drug development company. He joined Rigel in September 2001 as Corporate Controller and was appointed as an Assistant Secretary in October 2001. In June 2006 he became Rigel’s Vice President of Finance and Acting Chief Financial Officer and became its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2007. Prior to joining Rigel, Mr. Maynard was Corporate Controller and Director of Finance and Accounting for Personify, Inc., an e-commerce software company, from November 1999 to April 2001. From July 1998 to October 1999 he served as Controller of General Magic, Inc. and from July 1994 to June 1998 he held various positions at Siliconix, Inc., most recently as Senior Finance Manager. He previously worked at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Maynard holds a B.S. in Commerce — Accounting from Santa Clara University.

Merrill McPeak

Gen. (Retd.) Merrill A. McPeak serves Independnet Director of the company. From February 2015 until the appointment of Dr. Dukes as our new Chairman, General McPeak was the lead director on our Board of Directors. General McPeak also served as our unpaid, interim Chief Executive Officer from January 14, 2013 until July 24, 2013. General McPeak currently is the President of McPeak and Associates, a consulting firm that he founded in 1995. He has previously served as a director of several public companies, including Tektronix, Inc., Trans World Airlines, Inc., and ECC International Corp., where he was for many years the chairman of the Board. General McPeak has served as a director of Research Solutions, Inc., a company engaged in developing systems to reuse published content, since November 2010, and of Aerojet Rocketdyne, an aerospace and defense contractor, since March 2013. He also served on the board of directors of Lilis Energy, an independent oil and gas producer, from January 2015 to April 2018. He was Chairman of the Board of Coast Plating, Inc., a privately held turnkey provider of metal processing and metal finishing services, from January 2009 until the company was acquired by Trive Capital and renamed Valence Surface Technologies, now the country’s largest independently owned aerospace and defense metal processing company. He continues to be a director of that company. He helped found, and from December 2003 to February 2012 was Chairman of the Board of EthicsPoint, Inc., a provider of risk management and compliance software-as-a-service that was acquired in 2012 and restyled Navex Global. General McPeak remained a member of the board of directors of Navex Global until that company was sold in 2014. From 1990 until his retirement from active military service in late 1994, General McPeak was Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

Wayne Rothbaum

Mr. Wayne P. Rothbaum. serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Rothbaum is currently the President of Quogue Capital LLC, a life sciences investment fund he founded in 2001. Beginning in 2012, Mr. Rothbaum served as the co-founder and largest investor of Acerta Pharma, B.V., a Dutch biotech focused on developing selective, covalent small molecules to treat cancer and inflammation. Acerta Pharma was sold to AstraZeneca in February 2016. From February 2013 until its sale in February 2016, Mr. Rothbaum served as the executive chairman of Acerta Pharma. From 1993 until 2001, Mr. Rothbaum led the biotechnology practice at the strategic consulting firm The Carson Group. Mr. Rothbaum graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Binghamton University in 1990 with a dual major in political science and psychology and received his Master’s degree in international economics from The George Washington University.

Michael Weiser

Dr. Michael Weiser M.D., Ph.D. serves Independent Director of the company. He is the founder and has been a principal of Actin Biomed LLC since 2006. Actin Biomed is a healthcare investment firm focused on the discovery and development of novel treatments for unmet medical needs. Prior to joining Actin Biomed, Dr. Weiser was the Director of Research at Paramount BioCapital, Inc., a pharmaceutical development and healthcare investment firm. Dr. Weiser currently serves on the board of directors of Emisphere Technologies, Inc., a pharmaceutical and drug delivery company. Dr. Weiser previously served as the chairman of the board of directors of Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd., a development stage pharmaceutical company that was acquired by H. Lundbeck A/S in 2014, and served on the board of directors of Ziopharm Oncology, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on immunotherapies in oncology. Dr. Weiser holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Vermont, received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine and completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Neurobiology at Cornell University Medical College.

Sarah McCabe

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Iain Dukes

445,689

Maria Fardis

500,000

Timothy Morris

1,499,840

Frederick Vogt

850,815

Sanford Hillsberg

222,667

Ryan Maynard

237,667

Merrill McPeak

252,667

Wayne Rothbaum

--

Michael Weiser

--

Sarah McCabe

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As Of  30 Dec 2017