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Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc (MNTA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Craig Wheeler

56 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Storer

42 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Ganesh Kaundinya

51 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Chief Scientific Officer

Bruce Leicher

60 2008 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Bruce Downey

69 2009 Independent Director

Corey Fishman

52 2016 Independent Director

Georges Gemayel

56 2016 Independent Director

Steven Gilman

64 2016 Independent Director

Jose-Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos

54 2016 Independent Director

Thomas Koestler

65 2011 Independent Director

Elizabeth Stoner

66 2007 Independent Director

James Sulat

66 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Craig Wheeler

Mr. Craig A. Wheeler is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Wheeler served as president of Chiron Biopharmaceuticals, a division of Chiron Corporation, a biotechnology company, from August 2001 until June 2006. Mr. Wheeler serves on the board of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., including serving on the science and compensation committees. Mr. Wheeler served as a director of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., from September 2005 to January 2015, including serving on the corporate governance and audit committees, and serving as chairman of the board beginning May 2007. Mr. Wheeler has been a member of the board of the Association for Accessible Medicines, or AAM, formerly known as the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, for over eight years, including serving as chairman of the board from 2014 to 2016 and as a member of the executive committee for the past six years. Mr. Wheeler received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott Storer

Mr. Scott M. Storer is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Storer was Senior Vice President of Finance at Baxalta, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, following its spin-out from Baxter International in July 2015, where he provided financial leadership, internal controls, and business partnership support for Baxalta's global commercial, manufacturing, research and development, and functional teams. In addition, he led Baxalta's corporate financial planning and analysis team. Before that, from 2008 to July 2015, Mr. Storer served as Vice President of BioScience Finance at Baxter, where he provided financial leadership, internal controls and business partnership support to the BioScience US commercial organization, global manufacturing, research and development, business development and all support functions. From 1997 to 2008, Mr. Storer held various other positions at Baxter, including Vice President of BioScience Operations Finance from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Storer received his B.S. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Ganesh Kaundinya

Dr. Ganesh Venkataraman Kaundinya, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer, Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. He is a co-founder of the Company and has been the Company's Chief Scientific Officer since September 2007. From September 2007 until his appointment as the Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Kaundinya was also a Senior Vice President of the Company. From April 2005 to September 2007, Dr. Kaundinya was the Company's Senior Vice President, Research, and from January 2002 until April 2005, Dr. Kaundinya served as the Company's Vice President, Technology. Dr. Kaundinya received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bruce Leicher

Mr. Bruce A. Leicher is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Leicher served in senior legal positions at several biopharmaceutical companies. Mr. Leicher also practiced with the law firms Hill & Barlow, Hale and Dorr and Butler and Binion. Mr. Leicher received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Leicher served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas F. Hogan, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia.

Bruce Downey

Mr. Bruce L. Downey is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Downey has served as a partner at NewSpring Capital, a venture capital firm, since April 2009. Previously, Mr. Downey was chairman and chief executive officer of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company that operated in more than 30 countries worldwide and was acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in 2008. Mr. Downey is a member of the board of directors of Cardinal Health, Inc., as well as privately held companies. Mr. Downey graduated with honors from Miami University in 1969 and received his law degree, cum laude, from Ohio State.

Corey Fishman

Mr. Corey N. Fishman is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fishman has served as chief executive officer and director of Iterum Therapeutics Limited, a biopharmaceutical company, since 2015. From 2010 to 2015, he served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Durata Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, where he managed a successful IPO and secondary offering, and led the negotiation and sale of Durata to Actavis plc. Prior to Durata, Mr. Fishman served as chief financial officer of Ganic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, and served in several other leadership roles, including chief financial officer, at Meda Pharmaceuticals, formerly MedPointe, a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Fishman holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S.M. in Finance from Purdue University.

Georges Gemayel

Dr. Georges Gemayel, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Gemayel served as executive chairman of Syndexa Pharmaceuticals Corp., a privately held drug development company. Prior to that, in 2010, Dr. Gemayel served as executive chairman of FoldRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until its acquisition by Pfizer Inc. From June 2008 until November 2009, Dr. Gemayel served as president and chief executive officer of Altus Pharmaceuticals Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. In November 2009, while Dr. Gemayel was president, chief executive officer and a director, Altus Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and ceased operations at such time. Dr. Gemayel received his doctorate in pharmacy from St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon, and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Paris-Sud University in Paris, France. Dr. Gemayel currently serves as chairman of the boards of directors of several privately held companies, and on the boards of directors of Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. and Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which are publicly traded biotechnology companies. He was previously a director of publicly traded biotechnology companies, Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Horizon Pharma plc, Adolor Corporation, which was acquired by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Prosensa Holding N.V., which was acquired by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. and NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Shire plc.

Steven Gilman

Dr. Steven C. Gilman is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Gilman was appointed as the chief executive officer and the chairman of the board of directors of ContraFect Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company. In March 2017, Dr. Gilman began a medical leave of absence from active employment as the chief executive officer of ContraFect. Until 2015, he served as the executive vice president, Research & Development and chief scientific officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, until its acquisition by Merck & Co. Before joining Cubist in 2008, Dr. Gilman served as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of ActivBiotics, a privately held biopharmaceutical company. In addition to his service on ContraFect Corporation's board of directors, Dr. Gilman currently serves on the boards of directors of publicly traded biotechnology companies, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., SCYNEXIS Inc., and Vericel Corporation. Dr. Gilman received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in microbiology from Pennsylvania State University, his post-doctoral training at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, and a B.A. in microbiology from Miami University of Ohio.

Jose-Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos

Dr. Jose-Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as chief executive officer and president of Synlogic, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Synlogic, Dr. Gutiérrez-Ramos was group senior vice president of Worldwide Research and Development and global head of Biotherapeutics Research and Development at Pfizer Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Gutiérrez-Ramos received a B.S. from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and his Ph.D. in immunochemistry from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Thomas Koestler

Dr. Thomas Paul Koestler, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Koestler has served as executive-in-residence at Vatera Healthcare Partners, a private equity company. Prior to joining Vatera Healthcare Partners, Dr. Koestler was executive vice president of Schering-Plough Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, and president of Schering-Plough Research Institute, the pharmaceutical research and development arm of Schering-Plough Corporation, which he joined in 2003. Dr. Koestler has also held senior positions at Pharmacia Corporation, Novartis AG, Ortho-McNeil and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Dr. Koestler is also a member of the board of directors of Novo Nordisk A/S and a number of privately-held companies. Dr. Koestler holds a B.S. degree in biology and genetics from Daemen College and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York, where he studied medicine and pathology.

Elizabeth Stoner

Dr. Elizabeth Stoner, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Stoner has been the chief development officer at Vascular Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company. From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Stoner was the chief development officer of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, and since December 2014, she has been a member of Rhythm’s Scientific Advisory Board. Since October 2007, Dr. Stoner has served as a managing director at MPM Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm. Prior to joining MPM Capital, Dr. Stoner had a distinguished 22-year career at Merck Research Laboratories. At the time of her retirement from Merck, Dr. Stoner was senior vice president of Global Clinical Development Operations with responsibility for the company’s clinical development activities in more than 40 countries, including Merck’s Japanese subsidiary. Prior to her position at Merck, she was an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Stoner served on the board of Radius Health, Inc. from 2011 to 2015. Dr. Stoner received her B.S. in Chemistry from Ottawa University, KS, her M.S. in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

James Sulat

Mr. James R. Sulat is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sulat served as the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Maxygen, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Sulat is on the boards of directors of publicly traded biotechnology companies, Valneva SE, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Arch Therapeutics, Inc. During the last five years, Mr. Sulat served as a director of Maxygen, Inc. and Diadexus, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. Mr. Sulat received a B.S. in Administrative Sciences from Yale University, and an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Health Services Administration from Stanford University.