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Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NERV.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Remy Luthringer

57 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Russell

54 2017 President

Geoffrey Race

57 2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Reilly

43 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Jay Saoud

59 2014 Senior Vice President, Head of Research and Development

Frederick Ahlholm

52 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Michael Davidson

68 2014 Chief Medical Officer

William Doyle

55 2018 Lead Independent Director

Hans Hasler

62 2017 Independent Director

Jeryl Hilleman

60 2018 Independent Director

David Kupfer

77 2015 Independent Director

Fouzia Laghrissi-Thode

55 2015 Independent Director

Jan van Heek

68 2014 Independent Director

William Boni

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Remy Luthringer

Dr. Remy Luthringer Ph.D. is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the of Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. effective November 20, 2014 . He has provided services to us since July 2010, first as a consultant and then as an employee beginning in May 2014. Dr. Luthringer was named our President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2014. Dr. Luthringer has served on our Board since November 2014. Since December 2010, Dr. Luthringer has served as the Chief Medical Officer and been employed as a venture partner at Index Ventures, a venture capital firm providing investment advice to the Index Funds. Prior to that he was the Chief Executive Officer and President of the FORENAP Institute for Research in Neurosciences and Neuropsychiatry in France, from 2005 until September of 2010. He serves on the board of directors for various private medical technology and life sciences companies. Dr. Luthringer received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Neurosciences from University Louis Pasteur (France), a Master in Functional Explorations from University Paris VI (France), and a nursing degree in Psychiatry from Rouffach Hosptial (France).

Richard Russell

Mr. Richard Russell is President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Russell served as chief executive officer of Ares Allergy Holdings, where he led three operating companies focused on allergy immunotherapy. During his tenure, these companies grew from market leaders in the U.S. to become a unified global leader and innovator, GREER Laboratories. Subsequently, he led the successful merger of GREER with Stallergenes, a European based company, to create Stallergenes Greer, a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in London and specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory allergies through immunotherapy. Previously, Mr. Russell was executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Sunovion (formerly Sepracor), executive vice president, neurodegenerative diseases and rheumatology, US, for EMD Serono and vice president, marketing at Sanofi-Aventis. Mr. Russell holds a B.A. in chemistry from Bates College and an M.S. in organic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire.

Geoffrey Race

Dr. Geoffrey Race is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Minerva Neurosciences Inc. From June 2010 to November 2013, he has provided services to us since July 2010, first as a consultant and then as an employee beginning in May 2014. Mr. Race was named our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2014. From June 2010 to November 2013, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and acting Chief Financial Officer of Funxional Therapeutics Ltd., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company which was spun out of Cambridge University, UK. Funxional Therapeutics’ lead program was sold to Boehringer Ingelheim in 2012. Prior to that he served as Chief Financial Officer of the PanGenetics Group, an antibody development company, from September 2006 to May 2010 and Chief Executive Officer from May 2010 to March 2011. PanGenetics 110 BV was sold to Abbot Laboratories in December 2009. From August 2003 to April 2006, Mr. Race served as Chief Executive Officer of CareX SA, a French biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of drugs to treat metabolic diseases. Mr. Race was also CEO of Adprotech Ltd, a spin-out from Smithkline Beecham, from December 2000 to May 2003 and CFO of Bioprocessing Ltd, a chromatography reagent developer, from May 1997 to March 2000 which was sold to Millipore Inc. Mr. Race is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and holds an M.B.A. from Durham University Business School (UK).

Joseph Reilly

Mr. Joseph Reilly is Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Minerva Neurosciences Inc. Mr. Reilly previously acted as the Company’s Chief Business Officer, a position he has held since joining the Company on January 5, 2014. Prior to joining Minerva, Mr. Reilly was Vice President and Head of Commercial Strategy and Operations at Genzyme, a Sanofi pharmaceutical company, from August 2012 to December 2013. In more than a decade at Genzyme, he also served as Vice President of Global Business Operations from July 2011 to August 2012, Vice President of Commercial Operations in the Personalized Genetic Health Division from March 2010 to July 2011 and Vice President of Business Unit Finance from November 2007 to March 2010. He earned a B.S. in Finance at Boston College and his M.S. in Finance from the Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College.

Jay Saoud

Dr. Jay B. Saoud serves as Senior Vice President, Head of Research and Development of the company since 2014, first as an employee of PPRS Research, Inc., a strategic research and development consulting partner for Minerva, and then as an employee beginning in August 2017. Before joining Minerva, Dr. Saoud was president and chief executive officer of PPRS Research, Inc., where he now serves as a part-time consultant. Since 2010, Dr. Saoud has also served as founder and general manager of Pharmaceutical Product Development Associates, LLC, a group dedicated to helping move products at various stages of drug development by creating significant incremental clinical and regulatory benefits. Dr. Saoud has more than 26 years of research and development experience in both industry and academia, where he played a critical role in the design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas including CNS. Dr. Saoud has been involved in the development of more than 125 active molecules in multiple therapeutic areas. He has a record of successful pre-market and registration submissions in global regulatory jurisdictions and approval of 11 New Drug Applications (NDAs).

Frederick Ahlholm

Mr. Frederick Ahlholm is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Minerva Neurosciences Inc. He has provided services to us since January 2014, first as a consultant and then as an employee beginning in June 2014. Mr. Ahlholm was named our Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer in July 2014. Prior to joining Minerva, from 2010 to 2013, Mr. Ahlholm served as Vice President Finance and also as Chief Accounting Officer for Amarin Corporation plc, a commercial biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Ahlholm is a CPA and earned his BBA at the University of Notre Dame.

Michael Davidson

Dr. Michael Davidson serves as Chief Medical Officer of the company since 2014 and was appointed our Chief Medical Officer effective December 2016. He is currently the director of the Stuckinski Centre for Alzheimer’s Disease Care and Research in Israel. Previously, Dr. Davidson worked in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Before joining Minerva, he also has served as the Chief Psychiatrist at the Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel and as a consultant to many major pharmaceutical companies.Dr. Davidson has published over 300 articles, primarily in peer reviewed journals, in the areas of Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Davidson previously served on the board of directors at CliniRX Tangent Research, a clinical research organization. He currently serves as an advisory board member of several professional organizations, as chief editor of a major professional journal, and as a reviewer for several other professional journals.

William Doyle

Mr. William F. Doyle is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Doyle is Founder of Novocure Ltd., a commercial stage oncology company pioneering a novel therapy for solid tumors, where he has served as Chairman of the Board since 2009 and a director since 2004. Mr. Doyle has also been the Managing Director of WFD Ventures LLC, a private venture capital firm he co-founded, since 2002. He is a senior adviser and former member of the investment team at Pershing Square Capital Management L.P., a private investment firm, and was formerly senior partner at Insight Venture Partners LLC, another private investment firm. Previously, Mr. Doyle was a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices and Diagnostics Group Operating Committee and Vice President, Licensing and Acquisitions. While at Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Doyle was also Chairman of the Medical Devices Research and Development Council, Worldwide President of Biosense-Webster, Inc. and a member of the boards of Cordis Corporation and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Johnson & Johnson’s venture capital subsidiary. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Doyle was a management consultant in the global healthcare practice of McKinsey & Company. His additional board positions include the private companies, Aspire Bariatrics LLC, Blink Health Ltd., and OptiNose US, Inc. Mr. Doyle holds an S.B. in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Hans Hasler

Mr. Hans Peter Hasler is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hasler is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vicarius Pharma AG, a privately held company that provides strategic options to non-European bio-pharma companies in bringing late-stage assets to the European market. He also is a Senior Advisor at SBTech Global Advisory. His prior corporate experience includes Elan Corporation, where he was Chief Operating Officer, and Biogen, Inc., where his positions included Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Neurology and International. Previously, Mr. Hasler was at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director of Wyeth Group Germany and General Manager, Wyeth-Lederle Switzerland, Austria and ECE. Mr. Hasler is Chairman of the Board of HBM Healthcare Investments AG in Zug/Switzerland and Director of the Board of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in Hyderabad, India. Mr. Hasler holds a Federal Swiss Commercial Diploma and a Marketing Manager Certificate from the Swiss Institute of Business Economy SIB, Zurich, Switzerland.

Jeryl Hilleman

Ms. Jeryl L. Hilleman is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hilleman has served as Chief Financial Officer of Intersect Ent, Inc., a medical device company, since June 2014. From September 2013 to May 2014, Ms. Hilleman served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (“Ocera”), a biopharmaceutical company, where she was responsible for managing Ocera’s financial and accounting operations. From 2012 to 2013, Ms. Hilleman provided independent financial and strategic consulting for biotech and cleantech companies. From January 2008 to May 2012, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Amyris, Inc. (“Amyris”), a multinational, renewable products company based in California and Brazil, where she was responsible for managing Amyris’ financial and accounting operations. From January 2005, Ms. Hilleman served as a member of the Board of Directors of Xenoport, Inc., a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company, until it was acquired in July 2016. Ms. Hilleman holds an A.B. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School of Business.

David Kupfer

Dr. David J. Kupfer, M.D., is Independent Director of Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. Dr. Kupfer is Distinguished Professor emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he chaired that department for 26 years. He chaired the American Psychiatric Association Task Force for the development of the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which defines the criteria for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders. Dr. Kupfer received his M.D. from Yale University in 1965. He is founding president of the International Society of Bipolar Disorders and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) in 1990.

Fouzia Laghrissi-Thode

Dr. Fouzia Laghrissi-Thode, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Laghrissi-Thode has nearly 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and has held positions of leadership at AstraZeneca, Roche, Novartis and Sandoz in a broad range of therapeutic areas, including central nervous system, cardiovascular, metabolic disease and genito-urinary health. She is currently vice president of the cardiovascular and metabolism therapy area at AstraZeneca. Her business development and licensing accomplishments include demonstrated successes in global product strategy, franchise development and expansion, collaborations, corporate partnerships and joint ventures.

Jan van Heek

Mr. Jan G. van Heek is Independent Director of Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. Since 2009, Mr. van Heek has been a Principal and Partner at BioPoint Group, a business development consulting company, where he advises biotechnology and other healthcare companies in commercial strategy development, financing and business development. Prior to establishing BioPoint in 2009, Mr. van Heek spent more than 18 years at Genzyme Corporation, a Sanofi pharmaceutical company, most recently as an Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the chief executive officer and senior management team. Mr. van Heek is currently a board member of Amarin Corporation, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company. He was also a board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ViaCell Corporation, a public company, from 2002 until it was sold to Perkin Elmer Corporation in 2007. He received an M.B.A. from St. Gallen University in Switzerland and an executive degree from Stanford Business School.

William Boni

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