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Mersana Therapeutics Inc (MRSN.OQ)

MRSN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Mott

51 2013 Chairman of the Board

Anna Protopapas

52 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Lowinger

Chief Scientific Officer

Wayne Foster

Vice President - Finance

Donald Bergstrom

2014 Chief Medical Officer

Lawrence Alleva

67 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Mott

Mr. David M. Mott is Chairman of the Board at Mersana Therapeutics Inc. He is a General Partner at New Enterprise Associates, where he leads the healthcare investing practice. Before joining NEA, he spent 16 years at MedImmune in roles of increasing responsibility, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and CEO, building the company from a venture-backed startup into one of the top five biotechnology companies in the world, He led the sale of MedImmune to AstraZeneca in 2007 for $15.6 billion, and at the time of his departure in 2008, MedImmune had annual revenues in excess of $1.5 billion, annual R&D in excess of $650 million and approximately 3,000 employees. Mr. Mott is also Chairman of 3-V Biosciences, Cydan, Prosensa, TESARO and Zyngenia and a director of Ardelyx, Edimer Pharmaceuticals and Epizyme. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Anna Protopapas

Ms. Anna Protopapas is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She bringing a substantial track record of executive leadership and business experience in the biotech industry. Prior to Mersana, Ms. Protopapas was President of Millennium, where she led Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s $1.3 billion oncology business. Ms. Protopapas also served as the Executive Vice President of Global Business Development for Takeda Pharmaceuticals where she was responsible for global acquisitions, partnering, licensing and venture investing. In this role, she led Takeda’s $12 billion acquisition of Nycomed, a critical step in the company’s globalization. Ms. Protopapas was a member of Takeda’s executive committee and was elected a corporate officer in 2011. Earlier, Ms. Protopapas was an executive officer at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and served in various senior leadership positions, playing an integral role in the company’s transformation from a genomics start-up to a fully integrated oncology leader. She was instrumental in the sale of Millennium to Takeda for $8.8 billion. She earned her bachelor’s degree in science and engineering from Princeton University, a master’s in chemical engineering practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Timothy Lowinger

Dr. Timothy B. Lowinger, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientific Officer of Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. He bringing nearly 15 years of global scientific leadership and drug discovery experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Over the course of his career at Bayer Pharmaceuticals in the US, Japan and Germany, he contributed to the discovery of more than 15 preclinical and clinical drug candidates in the areas of oncology, asthma, inflammation, virology, obesity and diabetes. Most notably, Dr. Lowinger is a co-inventor of the pioneering anti-angiogenic agent Nexavar (sorafenib), approved for the treatment of renal and hepatocellular cancer, as well as Stivarga (regorafenib), approved for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. Dr. Lowinger has published more than 40 scientific papers and is a co-inventor on more than 40 patents. He has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of British Columbia and was a Merck Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ohio State University in the lab of Professor Leo A. Paquette. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Keystone Symposia.

Wayne Foster

Mr. Wayne Foster, CPA is the Vice President - Finance at Mersana Therapeutics Inc. Mr. Foster has held management positions in several life science and technology companies. Prior to joining Mersana in 2013, he served for nine years as Senior Director of Finance at Tolerx, Inc. Mr. Foster also served as Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP where he specialized in emerging life science and technology companies. He earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Donald Bergstrom

Dr. Donald A. Bergstrom, M.D. Ph.D. was Chief Medical Officer of the company. Dr. Bergstrom joined Mersana in January 2014, bringing a decade of industry experience in translational medicine and drug development. Prior to Mersana, Dr. Bergstrom spent four years as Associate Vice President and Global Head of Translational and Experimental Medicine at Sanofi Oncology, where he built a global team of laboratory and clinical scientists focused on defining and executing scientifically rigorous early development strategies. Dr. Bergstrom represented Sanofi in the governance of a number of collaborations with academic and industry partners. Prior to Sanofi, Dr. Bergstrom spent six years at Merck Research Labs in roles of increasing responsibility in the Clinical Molecular Profiling, Oncology Clinical Research and Experimental Medicine Oncology groups. Dr. Bergstrom completed his M.D. and residency at the University of Washington and his Ph.D. and post-doctoral training at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Lawrence Alleva

Mr. Lawrence M. Alleva is Independent Director of the company. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is a former partner with PwC, where he worked for 39 years until his retirement in June 2010, including 28 years’ service as a partner. He has worked with numerous pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as clients and served PwC in a variety of office, regional and national practice leadership roles, most recently as the U.S. Ethics and Compliance Leader for the firm’s Assurance Practice from 2006 until 2010. Mr. Alleva currently serves as a director and chair of the audit committee for multiple public companies: Tesaro Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. and Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc. He previously served as a Trustee of Ithaca College for over 20 years. Mr. Alleva graduated from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Accounting. He attended Columbia University Executive MBA (non-degree) Program.