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OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (OHRP.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Ferguson

47 2017 Chairman of the Board

Jason Slakter

59 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sam Backenroth

33 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Business Development

June Almenoff

60 2013 Independent Director

Orin Hirschman

48 2009 Independent Director

Thomas Riedhammer

70 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Ferguson

Hon. Michael A. Ferguson is Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Ferguson is a Senior Advisor and Leader of the Federal Policy Team at Baker Hostetler LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firms, and is a member of the Board of Directors of NanoVibronix Inc. He served for nearly a decade in the House of Representatives and was a leader on a number of key healthcare and financial services policy initiatives to remove regulatory roadblocks to innovation. As Vice Chairman of the House health subcommittee, he led policy reforms including the creation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit and pharmaceutical and medical device user fee reauthorizations. He also authored and shepherded passage of the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006, which champions pioneering healthcare policies that improve treatment options for patients. After retiring from Congress, Mr. Ferguson founded Ferguson Strategies, a government affairs and public policy consulting firm that served a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and start-up firms. Among his many honors and community services, he is currently Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority, a senior fellow at the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and a board member of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey. Mr. Ferguson received a B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University.

Jason Slakter

Dr. Jason Scott Slakter, M.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Office in September 2015. He was previously Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of SKS Ocular LLC. He is also the Founder and Director of the Digital Angiography Reading Center (DARC) in New York, which is the largest center for ocular image evaluation for clinical trials of posterior segment disease with over 900 certified clinical sites in over 44 countries worldwide. Dr. Slakter has been involved extensively in the design and application of new diagnostic and treatment modalities for ophthalmic diseases. He has played a major role in the discovery, development and commercialization of treatments for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, central serous chorioretinopathy and other retinal diseases. He has provided critical assistance in the design of clinical trials at all stages of development, and has participated in numerous meetings with the FDA. Dr. Slakter served as Chief Medical Officer for Potentia Pharmaceuticals from its inception through its acquisition by Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (Novartis). Dr. Slakter is a member of The American Ophthalmological Society, The Macula Society, The Retina Society, and The American Society of Retina Specialists, and was the founder and first Editor-in-Chief of Retinal Physician journal. He has been the recipient of many awards including The Macula Society’s Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award for outstanding contribution to the treatment of ocular disease by an individual under the age of 45, the 2003 Helen Keller Manhattan League Award, and Life Achievement Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Slakter is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine and has also practiced at the Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York for over 28 years.

Sam Backenroth

Mr. Sam Backenroth is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Business Development of Ohr Pharmaceutical, Inc. He has previously worked as an investment banker with The Benchmark Company LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in micro-cap biotech transactions. While at Benchmark, he helped fund numerous small biotech companies raise in excess of $75 million of growth equity capital through a variety of structures. Mr. Backenroth also acted as an advisor to multiple public and private biotech companies in assisting with business development activities, joint ventures, licensing, strategic partnerships, and mergers & acquisitions. He graduated with honors from Touro College with a Bachelors degree in finance.

June Almenoff

Dr. June S. Almenoff, M.D. Ph.D. is Independent Director of Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc. Dr. Almenoff is currently an independent biopharma consultant and Board Director. She is the Executive Chair of RDD Pharma and an independent Board Director of Tigenix NV (Nasdaq: TIG). She also serves on the investment advisory board of the Harrington Discovery Institute (University Hospitals, Cleveland), the advisory board of Redhill Biopharma (Nasdaq: RDHL) and of several private companies. Recently, Dr. Almenoff served as President, Principal Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer at Furiex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq). During her four year tenure, the company’s valuation increased approximately 10x culminating in its acquisition by Forest Labs/Actavis for approximately $1.2B in 2014. Furiex’s lead product, eluxadoline, a novel gastrointestinal drug, received FDA approval in 2015. Prior to joining Furiex, Dr. Almenoff was at GlaxoSmithKline for 12 years, where she held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of the clinical safety organization. She served on the GSK’s senior governing medical boards, managed a diverse therapeutic portfolio supporting numerous regulatory approvals, and chaired a Pharma-FDA working group. She led the development of several pioneering systems for minimizing risk in early- and late-stage drug development; these have been widely implemented by pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies and were recognized with numerous awards including the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award. Dr. Almenoff also worked in GSK’s Scientific Licensing group. Dr. Almenoff received her B.A. cum laude from Smith College and graduated with AOA honors from the M.D.-Ph.D. program at the Icahn (Mt. Sinai) School of Medicine. She completed post-graduate medical training at Stanford University Medical Center and served on the faculty of Duke University School of Medicine. She is an adjunct Professor at Duke and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Orin Hirschman

Mr. Orin Hirschman is Independent Director of Ohr Pharmaceutical, Inc. Mr. Hirschman has over 25 years of experience in money management, leveraged buyouts, restructuring and venture capital. Mr. Hirshman has been the manager of AIGH Investment Partners, LP since 2011. From 1994 until 2001, Mr. Hirschman served as a co-manager of two private investment funds, Adam Smith Investment Partnerships and Adam Smith Investment Partners, Ltd (the “Adam Smith Funds”). In addition to Mr. Hirschman’s private placement investments over the last 13 years, the Adam Smith Funds, and AIGH Investment Partners, LP, his experience in the securities industry includes tenures with Wesray Capital, the investment firm founded by former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon, and Randall Rose & Company, a $100 million money management firm based in New York. Mr. Hirschman has been actively involved in the financing and structuring of over 70 companies, including many high technology companies. Mr. Hirschman has served as a Director of Novint Technologies Inc. since August 2013. Mr. Hirschman’s educational background includes an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Graduate School of Business and a degree in Biology and Finance from Touro College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Thomas Riedhammer

Dr. Thomas M. Riedhammer, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc. He most recently served as Chairman of Sirion Therapeutics Inc, a position he held from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Riedhammer served as Chief Operating Officer of Presby Corp., a medical device company engaged in the research and development of treatments for eye disorders. Prior to Presby Corp., Dr. Riedhammer served as President and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Pharmaceuticals at Bausch and Lomb from 1994 to 2000. He also held various other positions at Bausch and Lomb including: Senior Vice President, and Chief Technical Officer from 1998 to 2000, Senior Vice President and President for Worldwide Pharmaceutical, Surgical, and Hearing Care Products from 1994 to 1998, and Vice President from 1993 to 1994. He was a corporate Vice President of Paco Pharmaceuticals and President of Paco Research Corp from 1984 to 1991. Dr. Riedhammer began his career at Bausch & Lomb as a Research Chemist and was its Director, Lens Care Products R&D. He has served as Chairman and Director of Prevent Blindness Florida, Director of Prevent Blindness America, Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation as secretary and Junior Achievement International. Dr. Riedhammer holds a B.A. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Ferguson

--

Jason Slakter

200,195

Sam Backenroth

216,729

June Almenoff

180,157

Orin Hirschman

57,945

Thomas Riedhammer

189,853
As Of  29 Sep 2017