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OPKO Health Inc (OPK.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Phillip Frost

82 2007 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Monk

63 2019 President

Jane Hsiao

71 2007 Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Technical Officer

Adam Logal

41 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Jon Cohen

65 2019 Executive Chairman of BioReference Laboratories

Steven Rubin

58 2007 Executive Vice President - Administration, Director

Robert Fishel

57 2018 Independent Director

Richard Krasno

77 2017 Independent Director

Richard Lerner

80 2007 Independent Director

John Paganelli

84 2007 Independent Director

Richard Pfenniger

63 2008 Independent Director

Alice Yu

75 2009 Independent Director

Miriam Miller

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Phillip Frost

Dr. Phillip Frost serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Opko health, Inc. Dr. Frost has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Chairman of the Board since March 2007. Dr. Frost serves as a director for Castle Brands (NYSE American:ROX), a developer and marketer of premium brand spirits, and Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ GM:COCP), a publicly traded biotechnology company developing new treatments for viral diseases. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami, the Skolkovo Foundation Scientific Advisory Council in Russia, the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies in China, and The Florida Council of 100 and as a Trustee of each of the Miami Jewish Home for the Aged and the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He serves as Chairman of Temple Emanu-El, Governor of Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Executive Committee of The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Dr. Frost served as a director of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (“Ladenburg Thalmann”) (NYSE American:LTS), an investment banking, asset management, and securities brokerage firm providing services through its principal operating subsidiary, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., from 2004 to 2018 and had served as its Chairman from July 2006 until September 2018, a director of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Limited, or Teva (NYSE:TEVA) from January 2006 until February 2015 and had served as Chairman of the Board of Teva from March 2010 until December 2014. Dr. Frost previously served as Vice Chairman of Cogint, Inc., now known as Fluent, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLNT), and as a director for Sevion Therapeutics, Inc. prior to its merger with Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and TransEnterix, Inc., (NYSE American:TRXC). Dr. Frost had served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of IVAX Corporation (“IVAX”) from 1987 until its acquisition by Teva in January 2006. Dr. Frost was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Key Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Geoff Monk

Mr. Geoff Monk has been appointed President of the Company. He joined the Company in May 2018 as General Manager of BioReference Laboratories. He was promoted to President in early 2019. Mr. Monk is a highly accomplished professional with international operational, business strategy and technical experience in Healthcare and high volume and high technology industries. He previously served as Vice President of Operations for the East Region at Quest Diagnostics, following a time when he was the Managing Director for their New York/New Jersey region. Earlier in his healthcare career Mr. Monk served as Vice President Global Engineering and Vice President Operations for New Jersey/Puerto Rico at Schering-Plough. Prior to this, he held positions of increasing responsibility for GlaxoWellcome, including engineering and operations. He is an engineer by training and has led teams to create facilities in many countries including Japan, Singapore, Brazil and most European nations. Mr. Monk received his M.A. in Engineering from Cambridge University.

Jane Hsiao

Dr. Jane H. Hsiao, Ph.D., serves as Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Technical Officer of the Company. Dr. Hsiao has served as Vice-Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of the Company since May 2007 and as a director since February 2007. Dr. Hsiao has served as Chairman of the Board of Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, Inc. (OTC US:NIMU), a medical device company, since October 2008 and was named Interim Chief Executive Officer of Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, Inc. in February 2012. Dr. Hsiao is also a director of each of TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American:TRXC), a medical device company, Neovasc, Inc. (NASDAQ CM:NVCN), a company developing and marketing medical specialty vascular devices, and Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ GM:COCP). Dr. Hsiao served as the Vice Chairman-Technical Affairs of IVAX from 1995 to January 2006. Dr. Hsiao served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of IVAX Animal Health, IVAX’s veterinary products subsidiary, from 1998 to 2006.

Adam Logal

Mr. Adam E. Logal serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Logal has served as OPKO’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2014, Vice President of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer from July 2012 until March 2014, and Director of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer from March 2007 until July 2012. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Xenetics Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ CM:XBIO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovery, research and development of next-generation biologic drugs and novel orphan oncology therapeutics. He previously served on the board of directors of VBI Vaccines, Inc. (NASDAQ:VBIV) until 2018. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Logal served in senior management of Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, a publicly traded, biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of proprietary products. Mr. Logal held various positions of increasing responsibility at Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, last serving as Senior Director of Accounting and Reporting.

Jon Cohen

Dr. Jon Roger Cohen has been appointed Executive Chairman of BioReference Laboratories, the diagnostics unit of OPKO Health, Inc. effective January 7, 2019. Dr. Cohen previously served for nearly a decade as a senior executive at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. Prior to his tenure at Quest Diagnostics, he served as Chief Policy Advisor for Governor David Paterson and for six years as Chief Medical Officer for Northwell Health. Dr. Cohen is a vascular surgeon, having completed his residency in surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and vascular surgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed professional articles.

Steven Rubin

Mr. Steven D. Rubin serves as Executive Vice President - Administration, Director of the Company. Mr. Rubin has served as Executive Vice President – Administration since May 2007 and as a director of the Company since February 2007. Mr. Rubin currently serves on the board of directors of Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ CM:RDVT), a software and services company, Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, Inc. (OTC US:NIMU), a medical device company, Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ GM:COCP), a publicly traded biotechnology company developing new treatments for viral diseases, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELOX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to treating patients suffering from rare and ultra-rare disease caused by premature termination codon nonsense mutations, Castle Brands, Inc. (NYSE American:ROX), a developer and marketer of premium brand spirits, Neovasc, Inc. (NASDAQ CM:NVCN), a company that develops and markets medical specialty vascular devices, and ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ CM:CDXC), a science-based, integrated nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age. Mr. Rubin previously served as a director of VBI Vaccines, Inc. (NASDAQ CM:VBIV), a biopharmaceutical company developing next generation vaccines, BioCardia, Inc.(OTC US:BCDA), clinical-stage regenerative medicine company developing novel therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases, Cogint, Inc. (NASDAQ GM:COGT), now known as Fluent, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLNT), an information solutions provider focused on the data-fusion market, prior to the spin-off of its data and analytics operations and assets into Red Violet, Inc., Kidville, Inc. (OTCBB:KVIL), which operates large, upscale facilities, catering to newborns through five-year-old children and their families and offers a wide range of developmental classes for newborns to five-year-olds, Sevion Therapeutics, Inc., prior to its merger with Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dreams, Inc. (NYSE American:DRJ), a vertically integrated sports licensing and products company, SciVac Therapeutics, Inc.

Robert Fishel

Dr. Robert Scott Fishel is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Fishel serves as a director of several private companies. He is a director and founder of Florida Electrophysiology Associates, a premiere medical practice specializing in cardiac rhythm disorders, and has been the Chief Executive Officer and President since 1997, a director and senior managing partner of Renaissance Properties, a multi-faceted real estate development firm, since 1989, a director and founding partner of Catalyst Development Partners, a real estate development firm focused on multifamily acquisition and development opportunities, since 2009, a director and president of ALSAR Ltd Partnership since 1996, an investment partnership with investments in public equities, debt and derivatives, and a director, founder, and Chief Medical Officer of NewPace, Ltd., a company engaged in the research and development of medical equipment, including a novel implantable subcutaneous string defibrillator (ISSD) for preventing sudden cardiac death, since 2012. Dr. Fishel is director of cardiac electrophysiology at JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach Florida and co-director of national electrophysiology research for the Hospital Corporation of America’s Cardiovascular Research Council. Dr. Fishel is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine’s Division of Integrated Sciences.

Richard Krasno

Dr. Richard M. Krasno serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Krasno was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on February 9, 2017. Dr. Krasno has been a private investor in companies for the past five (5) years. Dr. Krasno also served as the executive director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust (the “Trust”) from 1999 to 2014, and from 1999 to 2010, as President of the four affiliated William R. Kenan, Jr. Funds. Prior to joining the Trust, Dr. Krasno was the President of the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Krasno also served as a Director of the University of North Carolina Health Care System and served as chairman of its board of directors from 2009 to 2012. From 1981 to 1998, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Education in New York. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education in Washington, D.C. from 1979 to 1980. Dr. Krasno currently serves as a Director of Ladenburg Thalmann (NYSE American:LTS), Castle Brands, Inc. (NYSE American:ROX) and BioCardia, Inc. (OTC US:BCDA). Dr. Krasno holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Richard Lerner

Dr. Richard Alan Lerner, M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Lerner has served as a director of the Company since March 2007. Dr. Lerner has been a private investor in companies for the past five (5) years. Dr. Lerner served as President of The Scripps Research Institute, a private, non-profit biomedical research organization, from 1986 until 2011 and is currently serving as an institute professor. Dr. Lerner is a member of numerous scientific associations, including the National Academy of Science and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lerner serves as director of Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITCI) a biotechnology company. He previously served as a director of Kraft Foods, Inc., Teva and Sequenom, Inc. and on the Advisory Board for Molecular Medicine of Siemens AG. As a result of Dr. Lerner’s long tenure as president of a major biomedical research organization, he provides valuable business, scientific, leadership, and management expertise that helps drive strategic direction and expansion at OPKO. His experience and training as a physician and a scientist enables him to bring valuable advice to the Board, including a critical perspective on drug discovery and development and provide a fundamental understanding of the potential pathways contributing to disease.

John Paganelli

Mr. John A. Paganelli serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Paganelli has served as a director of the Company since December 2003. Mr. Paganelli served as the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer and Secretary from June 29, 2005 through March 27, 2007, the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from June 29, 2005 through July 1, 2005, and Chairman of our Board from December 2003 through March 27, 2007. Mr. Paganelli served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Transamerica Life Insurance Company of New York from 1992 to 1997. Since 1987, Mr. Paganelli has been a partner in RFG Associates, a financial planning organization. Mr. Paganelli is also the Managing Partner of Pharos Systems Partners, LLC, an investment company, and he is Chairman of the Board of Pharos Systems International, a software company. He was Vice President and Executive Vice President of PEG Capital Management, an investment advisory organization, from 1987 until 2000. Mr. Paganelli also serves as a director of Western New York Energy, LLC and is on the Board of Trustees of Paul Smith’s College. With his significant experience in investment management and operations, Mr. Paganelli is able to add valuable expertise and insight to our Board on a wide range of operational and financial issues. As one of the longest tenured members of our Board, he also has substantial knowledge and familiarity regarding our historical operations.

Richard Pfenniger

Mr. Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr., serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pfenniger served as Interim CEO of Vein Clinics of America, Inc., a privately held company that specializes in the treatment of vein disease, from May 2014 to February 2015 and as Interim CEO of IntegraMed America, Inc., a privately held company that manages outpatient fertility medical centers, from January 2013 to June 2013. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President for Continucare Corporation, a provider of primary care physician and practice management services, from 2003 until 2011, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Continucare Corporation from 2002 until 2011. Previously, Mr. Pfenniger served as the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Whitman Education Group, Inc. from 1997 through June 2003. Prior to joining Whitman, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of IVAX from 1994 to 1997, and, from 1989 to 1994, he served as the Senior Vice President-Legal Affairs and General Counsel of IVAX Corporation. Prior thereto he was engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Pfenniger currently serves as a director of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX), a corporate education and training company, TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American:TRXC), a medical device company, BioCardia, Inc. (OTC US:BCDA), clinical-stage regenerative medicine company developing novel therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases, and IntegraMed America, Inc. (NASDAQ:INMD), a specialty healthcare services company offering products and services to patients and providers in the fertility and vein care segments of the health industry. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Mr. Pfenniger previously served as a director of Vein Clinics of America and Wright Investors’ Services Holdings, Inc. (OTC US:WISH), an investment management and financial advisory firm.

Alice Yu

Dr. Alice Lin-Tsing Yu serves as Independent Director of the Company. From mid-2013 to 2018, Dr. Yu served as Distinguished Chair Professor and Co-Director of The Institute of Stem Cell & Translational Cancer Research at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. From 2003 to May, 2013, Dr. Yu served as Distinguished Research Fellow and Associate Director at the Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, in Taiwan. She has been a Professor of Pediatrics for the University of California in San Diego since 1994. Previously, she was the Chief of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the University of California in San Diego. Dr. Yu has also served in several government-appointed positions and is a member of numerous scientific committees and associations. Dr. Yu is an accomplished physician, professor, and researcher who brings a unique perspective to our Board on a variety of healthcare related issues. As a pioneer in immunotherapy of neuroblastoma, Dr. Yu was instrumental in developing a monoclonal anti-GD2 (Dinutuximab) from IND through early phase studies and phase III trials, and facilitating its FDA approval on March 10, 2015. The insight and experience gained from her distinguished record of achievement at several highly respected academic medical institutions, as well as her experience as a practicing physician, continues to be valuable to our efforts to develop and commercialize our pipeline of diagnostic and therapeutic products.

Miriam Miller

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Phillip Frost

2,036,000

Geoff Monk

--

Jane Hsiao

1,976,000

Adam Logal

1,250,000

Jon Cohen

--

Steven Rubin

1,460,000

Robert Fishel

112,213

Richard Krasno

75,000

Richard Lerner

70,000

John Paganelli

75,000

Richard Pfenniger

95,000

Alice Yu

60,000

Miriam Miller

--
As Of  30 Dec 2018