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Intellia Therapeutics Inc (NTLA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Perry Karsen

62 2016 Chairman of the Board

Nessan Bermingham

44 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Director

Graeme Bell

50 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jose Rivera

51 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

John Leonard

59 2017 Executive Vice President - Research and Development

Frank Verwiel

54 2017 Director

Caroline Dorsa

57 2015 Independent Director

Jean-Francois Formela

60 2014 Independent Director

Carl Gordon

52 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Perry Karsen

Mr. Perry A. Karsen is Chairman of the Board of the company. From May 2013 to December 2015, Mr. Karsen served as the chief executive officer of the Celgene Cellular Therapeutics division of Celgene Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Karsen served as chief operations officer and executive vice president of Celgene from July 2010 to May 2013, and as senior vice president and head of worldwide business development of Celgene from 2004 to 2009. Between February 2009 and July 2010, Mr. Karsen was chief executive officer of Pearl Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that was subsequently acquired by AstraZeneca plc. Prior to his tenure with Celgene, Mr. Karsen held executive positions at Human Genome Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company subsequently acquired by GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., a biopharmaceutical company, Genentech, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, and Abbott. In addition, Mr. Karsen previously served as a general partner at Pequot Ventures, a venture capital firm. Mr. Karsen serves on the board of directors of the following public companies: OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. and Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. Within the last five years, he has served on the board of directors of Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. He also serves on the board of directors of Pliant Therapeutics, Inc., the Gladstone Foundation and the Sonoma Land Trust. He is a past member of the board of directors and a past member of the executive committee of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the board of directors of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. Mr. Karsen received a masters of management degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a masters of arts in teaching of biology from Duke University and a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Nessan Bermingham

Mr. Nessan Bermingham is President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Director of the company. From 2002 to 2007 and since 2012, Dr. Bermingham has held various positions at Atlas Venture, an early stage venture capital firm focused on investments in biological and drug discovery technologies, including as venture partner and currently as an advisor. From 2007 to 2008, he was a partner at Omega Fund Management, a direct secondary healthcare fund, and from 2009 to 2013, he served as the founder and managing partner of Bio Equity Capital LLC, a healthcare focused special situations firm. Dr. Bermingham was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Tal Medical, a clinical stage medical device company and previously worked at UBS AG. Dr. Bermingham currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Bermingham received his B.S. from Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Imperial College London and was a Howard Hughes Associate Fellow at Baylor College of Medicine. We believe that Dr. Bermingham’s detailed knowledge of our company, scientific background and his over 15 years investing in the life sciences industry, particularly with biotech and pharmaceutical companies, combined with his experience in molecular biology, provide a valuable contribution to our board of directors.

Graeme Bell

Mr. Graeme Bell serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining Intellia, Mr. Bell was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Anacor), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company acquired by Pfizer, Inc. in June 2016, from June 2015. Mr. Bell joined Anacor from Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) where he served from 2010 until May 2015 as its vice president, country chief financial officer of U.S. market, responsible for the financial oversight and support of Merck’s U.S. pharmaceutical and vaccine business. Prior to his most recent role with Merck, Mr. Bell served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Merck, including as its global pharmaceutical franchises controller from 2009 to 2010, country chief financial officer of U.K. from 2008 to 2009 and global head of investor relations from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Bell has a MBA from Durham University (UK) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Jose Rivera

Mr. Jose Rivera is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the company. previously he served as our chief operating officer and chief legal officer from April 2015 to January 2017. He joined Intellia in July 2014 as our general counsel and chief talent officer. Prior to joining Intellia, Mr. Rivera was the vice president, chief ethics and compliance officer at AbbVie from its spin-out from Abbott in January 2013 until September 2013. From 1996 to 2012, Mr. Rivera was a member of Abbott’s legal division serving in a number of positions of increasing responsibilities, including leading various legal groups as division vice president and associate general counsel, such as the company’s global intellectual property group, the intellectual property litigation department, the legal regulatory function and the general litigation department. Mr. Rivera received his B.A. in economics from Boston College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

John Leonard

Dr. John M. Leonard is Executive Vice President - Research and Development of the Company. Prior to joining Intellia, Dr. Leonard was chief scientific officer and senior vice president of research & development at AbbVie, Inc. (AbbVie), a biopharmaceutical company, from its spin-out from Abbott Laboratories in January 2013 until retiring at the end of 2013. Prior to the formation of AbbVie, from 2008 to 2012, he was global head of pharmaceutical R&D at Abbott Laboratories (Abbott), a pharmaceutical and health care products company. Dr. Leonard has over 30 years of combined experience in medicine, research and management serving in various roles at Abbott beginning in 1992. In addition to the board of directors of Intellia, Dr. Leonard has served on the board of directors of Quintiles from February 2015 and on the board of its successor company, Quintiles IMS, formed by the merger of Quintiles and IMS in October 2016; Chimerix, Inc. since June 2014 and Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from July 2015 until its sale in October 2016. He received a B.A. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Leonard completed his residency in internal medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular virology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

Frank Verwiel

Dr. Frank Verwiel, M.D. serves as Director of the company. Dr. Verwiel was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aptalis Pharma Inc. from 2005 to 2014, where he also served on the board of directors. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, Avexis, Inc., a biotechnology company, Bavarian Nordic A/S, a biotechnology company, and ObsEva S.A., a pharmaceutical company. Dr. Verwiel previously served on the board of directors of InterMune, Inc. from 2012 to 2014 and was a director of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Dr. Verwiel received an M.D. from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and his M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Caroline Dorsa

Ms. Caroline D. Dorsa is an Independent Director of the Company. Since 2010, Ms. Dorsa has served as a director with Biogen Inc., and she joined the board of Illumina, Inc. in January 2017. Ms. Dorsa served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, a diversified energy company, from April 2009 until her retirement in October 2015 and served on its board of directors from 2003 to April 2009. From February 2008 to April 2009, she served as senior vice president, global human health, strategy and integration at Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company. From November 2007 to January 2008, Ms. Dorsa served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc., a life sciences company. From February 2007 to November 2007, she served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Avaya, Inc., a telecommunications company. From 1987 to January 2007, Ms. Dorsa held various financial and operational positions at Merck & Co., Inc., including vice president and treasurer, executive director of U.S. customer marketing and executive director of U.S. pricing and strategic planning. Ms. Dorsa has served on the Board of Trustees of the Goldman Sachs ETF Trust, the Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renaissance Fund and the Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund. Ms. Dorsa received her B.A. in history from Colgate University and her M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Jean-Francois Formela

Dr. Jean-Francois Formela is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Formela is currently a partner at Atlas Venture, which he joined in 1993. Within the last five years, Dr. Formela has served on the boards of directors of the following public companies: Egalet Corporation, Horizon Pharma, Inc. and ARCA biopharma, Inc. Dr. Formela also serves on the board of directors of numerous private biotechnology and healthcare companies. Prior to joining Atlas Venture, Dr. Formela served as a senior director of medical marketing and scientific affairs at Schering-Plough Corporation, a pharmaceutical company which merged with Merck & Co., Inc. Dr. Formela began his career as a medical doctor and practiced emergency medicine at Necker University Hospital in Paris. Dr. Formela is a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Advisory Council. He received his M.D. from the Paris University School of Medicine and his M.B.A. from Columbia University. We believe Dr. Formela’s experience as an investor and board member in the life sciences industry, as well as his practice of medicine, provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Carl Gordon

Dr. Carl L. Gordon is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Gordon co-founded OrbiMed Advisors LLC, or OrbiMed, an investment firm focused on the healthcare sector, in 1998 and, since that time, has served as a member and Co-Head of Private Equity. Prior to co-founding OrbiMed, Dr. Gordon was a senior biotechnology analyst at Mehta and Isaly, a pharmaceutical consulting firm and predecessor to OrbiMed, from 1995 to 1997. As a venture capitalist focused on life science companies Dr. Gordon sits on numerous boards of private biotechnology and healthcare companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of Selecta Biosciences, Inc. In the last five years, he has also served on the board of Acceleron Pharma, Inc., Amarin Corporation plc and Complete Genomics, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry from Harvard College.

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