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Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NERV.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marc Beer

50 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Remy Luthringer

54 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Geoffrey Race

54 2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Reilly

40 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Frederick Ahlholm

49 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Mark Levine

43 2014 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

David Kupfer

75 2015 Independent Director

Fouzia Laghrissi-Thode

2015 Independent Director

G. van Heek

63 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marc Beer

Mr. Marc D. Beer is Independent Chairman of the Board of Minerva Neurosciences Inc. Since August 2010, Mr. Beer has served on our Board and as Chairman since December 2013. Since August 2010, Mr. Beer has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals. Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. From November 2007 to August 2010, Mr. Beer served as an independent consultant and member of the board of directors for a number of private life sciences companies. From April 2000 to November 2007, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ViaCell, Inc., a cellular therapy company. Prior to that, from April 1996 to 2000, he held marketing and business development roles at Genzyme Corporation, a Sanofi pharmaceutical company, most recently serving as Vice President of Global Marketing. Mr. Beer has also served as a member of the board of directors for Erytech Pharma, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company and the Emerging Companies section of BIO, a trade organization. Mr. Beer is also chairman of the board of directors of Good Start Genetics, Inc. (a privately held molecular diagnostics company), a strategic consultant to OvaScience and a member of the Notre Dame Research and Commercialization Advisory Committee, Notre Dame Graduate Studies Research and Advisory Council and Miami University Business Advisory Council. Mr. Beer holds a B.S. from Miami University (Ohio).

Remy Luthringer

Dr. Remy Luthringer Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director 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).

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.

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.

Mark Levine

Mr. Mark Levine is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Minerva Neurosciences Inc.has served as our Vice President and General Counsel since August 2014 and as our Secretary since September 2014. Prior to joining Minerva, Mr. Levine served as Assistant General Counsel at athenahealth, Inc. from 2011 to 2014, Associate General Counsel at Clinical Data, Inc. from 2006 to 2011, Senior Legal Counsel at Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. from 2001 to 2006, and Associate General Counsel at Xpedior Incorporated from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Levine was also a corporate associate at Goulston & Storrs from 1998 to 2000 and a corporate associate at The Stolar Partnership from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Levine earned a B.A. in political science from Binghamton University, SUNY and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

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 an 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. Dr. Laghrissi-Thode holds an M.D. from the University of Tours School of Medicine in France, is board certified in psychiatry and is adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.

G. 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.

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