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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc (KERX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Rogers

57 2017 Chairman of the Board

Jodie Morrison

42 2018 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Holmes

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Christine Carberry

56 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Douglas Jermasek

2016 Vice President of Marketing and Strategy

Lora Pike

2017 Senior Director

John Neylan

64 2015 Chief Medical Officer

Kevin Cameron

48 2007 Independent Director

Mark Enyedy

53 2017 Independent Director

Steven Gilman

64 2016 Independent Director

Michael Heffernan

52 2016 Independent Director

Daniel Regan

52 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Rogers

Mr. Michael W. Rogers serves as a Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served on our Board of Directors since March 2016. Mr. Rogers has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Acorda Therapeutics since October 2013. Mr. Rogers is responsible for the Company’s Finance and Investor Relations departments. Mr. Rogers has more than 22 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, serving as CFO of four healthcare companies prior to joining Acorda Therapeutics. Most recently, he was the Executive Vice President and CFO of BG Medicine, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Rogers was the CFO of Indevus Pharmaceuticals until the company’s sale to Endo Pharmaceuticals. He also served as CFO at Advanced Health Corporation and Autoimmune Inc. Prior to his roles as CFO, Mr. Rogers was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and PaineWebber, where he focused on life sciences companies. Mr. Rogers received his B.A. from Union College, and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for pSivida Corp, a publically traded biopharmaceutical company.

Jodie Morrison

Ms. Jodie Pope Morrison is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She has more than 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, including extensive clinical development and operational leadership. She has been at Tokai Pharmaceuticals for approximately 10 years, and is currently the president and chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Prior to being appointed CEO in 2013, she served as Tokai's chief operating officer and head of clinical affairs. Notably, throughout her tenure at Tokai she has led the company's operational management and its lead prostate cancer development program. Prior to joining Tokai, Ms. Morrison was director of clinical operations and medical affairs at Dyax Corporation. While at Dyax she built and led the clinical development teams for two development programs: Kalbitor™ (hereditary angioedema) and DX-88 (cardiothoracic surgery). Before joining Dyax, she held clinical management positions at Curis, Inc. and Diacrin, Inc. Ms. Morrison has a B.A. in neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College, business certification training from the MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Program and clinical research certification from Boston University School of Medicine.

Scott Holmes

Mr. Scott A. Holmes serves as a Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Holmes joined the company from AMAG Pharmaceuticals where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations during a period of high growth driven by acquisitions and public financings. Prior to AMAG, from 2009 to 2011, he was Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Molecular Biometrics Inc., a commercial stage medical diagnostics company and Vice President of Finance & Administration of On-Q-ity Inc., an oncology diagnostics company. Prior to 2009, he spent five years at Dynogen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company, where he was Vice President Finance & Administration and Treasurer. Mr. Holmes previously was a senior auditor with Ernst & Young, LLP and earned his Certified Public Accountant certificate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He holds a dual M.S/M.B.A degree from Northeastern University Graduate School of Business Administration and B.A. in History from Middlebury College.

Christine Carberry

Ms. Christine A. Carberry serves as a Chief Operating Officer of the Company, with effect from January 16, 2017. Ms. Carberry brings to Keryx approximately 30 years of biotech and pharmaceutical leadership, including most recently as an executive team member and Senior Vice President, Quality, Technical Operations, Program and Alliance Management at Forum Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to Forum, Ms. Carberry spent 25 years at Biogen Inc. and held roles of increasing responsibility, culminating as Vice President, Program and Alliance Management.

Douglas Jermasek

Mr. Douglas M Jermasek is appointed as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy of the Comapny. Effective July 1, 2016. He has more than 20 years of biopharmaceutical strategic marketing experience. Prior to joining Keryx, from 2002 to 2014, he had commercial roles of increasing responsibility within Genzyme/Sanofi's global renal business, culminating in 2012 when he was appointed to the role of senior vice president & general manager of that business. After his tenure at Genzyme/Sanofi, he held senior leadership roles at Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals and Intercept Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jermasek held positions at Hybritech/Lilly, Abbott.

Lora Pike

John Neylan

Dr. John F. Neylan, M.D. serves as a Chief Medical Officer of the Company. He served as our Chief Medical Officer since April 2015. Dr. Neylan has more than fifteen years of experience in biopharmaceutical research and clinical development. Dr. Neylan was formerly Senior Vice President, Clinical Development of Genzyme Corporation, a company focused on the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases from May 2008 to April 2015. Prior to joining Genzyme Corporation, Dr. Neylan served as Vice President, Research & Development of Wyeth Research, where he was responsible for clinical development of various therapeutics from October 2000 to May 2008. Prior to this, Dr. Neylan served as a professor of medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Neylan holds a degree in medicine from Rush Medical School and an undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Kevin Cameron

Mr. Kevin J. Cameron is Independent Director of the Company. He has served on our Board of Directors since April 2007. Mr. Cameron has more than ten years of corporate governance experience. Mr. Cameron is currently Chief Executive Officer of Ionetix Corporation, a privately-held medical device company. Prior to joining Ionetix Corporation, Mr. Cameron was a co-founder and president of Glass Lewis & Co. LLC, a leading provider of corporate governance services to institutional investors. Previously, Mr. Cameron was employed in various capacities by Moxi Digital and NorthPoint Communications. Mr. Cameron started his career as an attorney with the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans in Washington D.C., and also served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Cameron holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from McGill University. We believe that Mr. Cameron is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his legal background and years of service as one of our directors.

Mark Enyedy

Mr. Mark J. Enyedy is Independent Director of the company He has more than 25 years of combined general management, business development, and legal experience in the biotechnology industry across multiple therapeutic areas. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of ImmunoGen, Inc., a position he has held since 2016. Prior to ImmunoGen, Mr. Enyedy served as executive vice president and head of corporate development for Shire plc leading the company's strategy, merger and acquisitions, and corporate planning functions and providing commercial oversight for the company's pre-Phase 3 portfolio. Previously, Mr. Enyedy served as chief executive officer of Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc., following 15 years at Genzyme Corporation in diverse roles, and president of the transplant, oncology, and multiple sclerosis divisions. Before joining Genzyme, Mr. Enyedy was an associate with the law firm Palmer & Dodge. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. from Northeastern University. Mr. Enyedy also serves on the board of directors of Fate Therapeutics.

Steven Gilman

Dr. Steven C. Gilman Ph.D. serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He served on our Board of Directors since March 2016. Dr. Gilman is currently Board Chairman, and since March 2016, interim CEO, at ContraFect Corporation, a clinical stage, publically traded biotechnology company. Dr. Gilman was the Executive Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals which was acquired in January 2015 by Merck for $9.5B. Prior to joining Cubist, Dr. Gilman served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of ActivBiotics, a privately held biopharmaceutical company. Previously, Dr. Gilman worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he held a number of senior leadership roles including Vice President and General Manager of the Inflammation franchise. Prior to Millennium, he was Group Director at Pfizer Global Research and Development, where he was responsible for drug discovery for the allergy, respiratory, arthritis, immunology and antibacterials therapeutic areas. Dr. Gilman has also held scientific, business, and academic appointments at Wyeth, Cytogen Corporation, Temple Medical School, and Connecticut College. Dr. Gilman currently serves on the board of directors of publicly traded companies Vericel Corporation and SCYNEXIS Inc., the Massachusetts Biotechnology Association and the Penn State University Biotechnology Advisory Board. Dr. Gilman received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in microbiology from Pennsylvania State University, his post-doctoral training at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, and received a B.A. in microbiology from Miami University of Ohio. He is an author of over 60 publications and 7 US patents. We believe that Dr. Gilman is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his executive leadership and management experience and extensive knowledge of the industry.

Michael Heffernan

Mr. Michael Thomas Heffernan serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He is the founder, president and CEO of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and related healthcare industries. He was previously the founder, president and CEO of Onset Dermatologics, a dermatology focused company that was spun out of Collegium to create PreCision Dermatology and was sold to Valeant (2014). Mr. Heffernan held prior positions as co-founder, president and CEO of Clinical Studies Ltd., a pharmaceutical contract research organization that was sold to PhyMatrix Corp and later served as president and CEO of PhyMatrix. Mr. Heffernan began his career at Eli Lilly and Company and served in numerous sales and marketing roles. He has also been an advisor and investor in a number of healthcare companies. His past board memberships include: TyRx (sold to Medtronic), Cornerstone Therapeutics (sold to Chiesi), Ocata Therapeutics (sold to Astellas), and PreCision Dermatology. Mr. Heffernan is currently the chairman of the board for Veloxis Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Heffernan earned his B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and is a Registered Pharmacist.

Daniel Regan

Mr. Daniel P. Regan serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He served on our Board of Directors since October 2013. Mr. Regan served as Chief Commercial Officer for Intercept Pharmaceuticals from 2013 until February 2015. Prior to his tenure at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Regan held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals from 2011 to 2012, where he was responsible for the development of a U.S. and EU commercialization strategy as well as an integrated commercial plan. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Regan worked with Genzyme Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President of U.S. PGH from 2010 to 2011, Senior Vice President of Renal from 2009 to 2010, and General Manager of Hectorol, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Renal Business from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Regan received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in 1988. We believe that Mr. Regan is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his executive leadership and management experience and extensive knowledge of the industry.

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