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Sorrento Therapeutics Inc (SRNE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henry Ji

53 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jiong Shao

49 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

George Ng

44 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Legal Officer

Kevin Herde

2018 Executive Vice President

Jerome Zeldis

68 2016 Chief Medical Officer and President of Clinical Development

Jaisim Shah

57 2017 Lead Independent Director

David Deming

65 2015 Independent Director

Dorman Followwill

55 2017 Independent Director

Kim Janda

60 2012 Independent Director

David Lemus

55 2017 Independent Director

Yue Wu

2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Henry Ji

Dr. Henry Ji, Ph.D., is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. He co-founded and has served as a director of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. since January 2006, served as its Chief Scientific Officer from November 2008 to September 2012, as its Interim Chief Executive Officer from April 2011 to September 2012, and as its Chief Executive Officer and President since September 2012. Dr. Ji also served as our Secretary from September 2009 to June 2011. In 2002, Dr. Ji founded BioVintage, Inc., a research and development company focusing on innovative life science technology and product development, and has served as its President since 2002. From 2001 to 2002, Dr. Ji served as Vice President of CombiMatrix Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company that develops proprietary technologies, including products and services in the areas of drug development, genetic analysis, molecular diagnostics and nanotechnology. During his tenure at CombiMatrix, Dr. Ji was responsible for strategic technology alliances with biopharmaceutical companies. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Ji served as Director of Business Development, and in 2001 as Vice President, of Stratagene Corporation (later acquired by Agilent Technologies, Inc.) where he was responsible for novel technology and product licensing and development. In 1997, Dr. Ji co-founded Stratagene Genomics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratagene Corporation, and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from its founding until 1999. Dr. Ji is the holder of several issued and pending patents in the life science research field and is the sole inventor of Sorrento Therapeutics Inc.’s intellectual property. Dr. Ji has a Ph.D. in Animal Physiology from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Fudan University.

Jiong Shao

Mr. Jiong Shao is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Jiong Shao was Managing Director, Head of U.S. Office, at CEC Capital, a financial advisory and investment firm. From 2015 to May 2017, Mr. Shao served as Managing Director, Head of China TMT Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong. Prior to that time, from 2010 through 2015, he held various Managing Director positions at Macquarie Capital. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Shao served as Executive Director, Asia Regional Head of Industrials Research, followed by Executive Director, Head of China-based Equity Research at Nomura International. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University and a Masters of Business Administration from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Mr. Shao is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

George Ng

Mr. George K. Ng is an Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Legal Officer of the Company, since March 2015. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Ng was Senior Vice President & General Counsel at BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Ng was in private practice as a partner with two AMLAW 200 law firms, where he had leadership roles, including establishing the life sciences practice group for one firm and heading it as the firmwide co-chair. From to 2007 to 2010, Mr. Ng served in numerous legal, compliance, IP and management roles with Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ultimately as the Head of Legal, Chief Compliance Officer & Chief IP Counsel. Prior to 2007, Mr. Ng also served in various management and legal roles for Alpharma Inc. (now a part of Pfizer Inc.) and multiple law firms. Mr. Ng obtained his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A.S. in Biochemistry and Economics from the University of California, Davis.

Kevin Herde

Mr. Kevin M. Herde an Executive Vice President of the Company. He joins Sorrento with a proven track record of success and over 20 years of progressive experience in finance, accounting, and general management roles. Most recently he was the Vice President of Global Blood Screening and Alliance Management for Hologic, Inc., a S&P 500 global healthcare company, with accountability for a portfolio of businesses within the Hologic Diagnostic Solutions division. He joined Hologic in 2012 after being instrumental in the negotiated acquisition of Gen-Probe, a molecular diagnostic company, to Hologic for$3.7 billion. Mr. Herde joined and assisted Gen-Probe with its IPO in 2002 and served in numerous finance roles, ultimately as the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. Prior to his 14 years at Gen-Probe and Hologic, Mr. Herde also served in multiple management roles in finance for Gateway, the global computer and technology company, and was an Audit Manager for KPMG LLP. Mr. Herde holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of San Diego and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Jerome Zeldis

Dr. Jerome Zeldis M.D., Ph.D., is the Chief Medical Officer and President of Clinical Development of the Company, since August 2016. Dr. Zeldis joined Sorrento after a nearly 20-year career at Celgene during which he was instrumental in growing Celgene into one of the leading global biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Zeldis has also served as Chief Medical Officer of Celularity, Inc. since 2017. Prior to joining us, Dr. Zeldis held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Global Health and Chief Medical Officer of Celgene. In that capacity, Dr. Zeldis oversaw clinical trials using Celgene’s molecules. Prior to Celgene, Dr. Zeldis was the Associate Director of Clinical Research at Sandoz Research Institute and the Director of Medical Development at Janssen Pharmaceutical Research Institute. Dr. Zeldis received his medical training in Internal Medicine at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences and was a clinical and research fellow in gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Additionally, he served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Cornell Medical School, and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Zeldis holds BA and MS degrees from Brown University, and M.Phil., M.D., and

Jaisim Shah

Mr. Jaisim Shah is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Shah is Director of Sorrento Therapeutics Inc., since September 10, 2013. He has more than 25 years of global biopharma experience including over 15 years in senior management leading business development, commercial operations, investor relations, marketing and medical affairs. Mr. Shah currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and board member at Semnur Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Semnur, Mr. Shah was a consultant to several businesses, including Sorrento Therapeutics, and was the Chief Business Officer of Elevation Pharmaceuticals, where Mr. Shah led a successful sale of Elevation to Sunovion in September 2012. Prior to Elevation, Mr. Shah was president of Zelos Therapeutics, where Mr. Shah focused on financing and business development. Prior to Zelos, Mr. Shah was the Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer at CytRx, a biopharmaceutical company. Previously, Mr. Shah was Chief Business Officer at Facet Biotech and PDL BioPharma where he completed numerous licensing/partnering and strategic transactions with pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Prior to PDL, Mr. Shah was at Bristol-Myers Squibb, most recently as Vice President of Global Marketing where he received the “Presidents Award” for completing one of the most significant collaborations in the company’s history. Previously, Mr. Shah was at F. Hoffman-La Roche in international marketing and was global business leader for corporate alliances with Genentech and Idec. Mr. Shah holds an MA in Economics from the University of Akron and an MBA from Oklahoma University.

David Deming

Mr. David H. Deming is an Independent Director of the Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Deming has served as a director since April 2015. Mr. Deming has been Managing Partner at TAG Healthcare Advisors since April 2013. From September 2012 to March 2013, Mr. Deming was principal at Deming & Co., LLC, a healthcare consulting company. From June 2010 to August 2012, Mr. Deming was with Dimensional Fund Advisors where he acted as CEO of Dimensional SmartNest LLC, a provider of personal pension plans. From May 1977 to December 2000, Mr. Deming was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Inc. from January 2001 to February 2003.

Dorman Followwill

Mr. Dorman Followwill is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been Senior Partner, Transformational Health at Frost & Sullivan, a business consulting firm involved in market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting and corporate training across multiple industries, since 2016. Prior to that time, he served in various roles at Frost & Sullivan, including Partner on the Executive Committee managing the P&L of the business in Europe, Israel and Africa, and Partner overseeing the Healthcare and Life Sciences business in North America, since initially joining Frost & Sullivan to help found the Consulting practice in January 1988. Mr. Followwill has more than 30 years of organizational leadership and management consulting experience, having worked on hundreds of consulting projects across all major regions and across multiple industry sectors, each project focused around the strategic imperative of growth. He obtained his BA from Stanford University in The Management of Organizations in 1985.

Kim Janda

Dr. Kim D. Janda, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Janda has served as a director since April 2012. Dr. Janda has served as Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Chaired Professor in the Departments of Chemistry, Immunology and Microbial Science at The Scripps Research Institute since 1996 and as the Director of the Worm Institute of Research and Medicine (WIRM) at The Scripps Research Institute since 2005. Furthermore, Dr. Janda has served as a Skaggs Scholar within the Skaggs Institute of Chemical Biology, also at The Scripps Research Institute, since 1996. Dr. Janda holds a B.S. degree from the University of South Florida in Clinical Chemistry and a doctoral degree from the University of Arizona with Robert B. Bates in natural product total synthesis. A hallmark of his research is that Dr. Janda has been able to uniquely combine principles of medicinal chemistry together with modern molecular biology, immunology and neuropharmacology, allowing the creation of both synthetic/natural molecules and processes with biological, chemical and physical properties. Dr. Janda has published over 425 original publications in refereed journals and founded the biotechnological companies CombiChem, Drug Abuse Sciences and AIPartia. Dr. Janda is associate editor of Bioog & Med. Chem., PloS ONE and serves, or has served, on numerous journals including J. Comb. Chem., Chem. Reviews, J. Med. Chem., The Botulinum Journal, Bioorg. & Med. Chem. Lett., and Bioorg. & Med. Chem. Over a career of almost 25 years, Dr. Janda has provided numerous seminal contributions and is considered one of the first scientists to merge chemical and biological approaches into a cohesive research program. Dr. Janda serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Materia, Inc. and Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE), EP1 Physical Sciences.

David Lemus

Mr. David Jakob Lemus is an Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a non-executive board member of BioHealth Innovation, Inc., The MIT Club of Washington DC and Proteros BioScience GmbH. From January 2016 to May 2017, he served as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Medigene AG, a publicly-listed German biotechnology company focused on the research and development of T-Cell-Receptor based immunotherapies. Prior to that time, at Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., he served as Chief Executive Officer from January 2013 to July 2015, as Chief Operating Officer from March 2012 to December 2012, and as V.P. Finance from July 2011 to February 2012. Previous to this, Mr. Lemus served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive V.P. of MorphoSys AG from January 1998 to May 2011. Prior to his role at MorphoSys AG, he held various positions, including Operations Manager and Controller (Pharma International Division) and Global IT Project Manager (Pharma Division) at Hoffman La Roche, Group Treasurer of Lindt & Spruengli AG and Treasury Consultant for Electrolux AB. Mr. Lemus received an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management in 1988 and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland in 1984. Mr. Lemus is also a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Maryland.

Yue Wu

Mr. Yue Alexander Wu is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wu is the Director of the Company. Dr. Wu is co-founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of Crown Bioscience International, a leading global drug discovery and development solutions company, which he co-founded in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Wu was Chief Business Officer of Starvax International Inc. in Beijing, China, a biotechnology company focusing on oncology and infectious diseases. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Wu was a banker with Burrill & Company where he was head of Asian Activities. Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology and his MBA from University of California at Berkeley. He earned an M.S. in Biochemistry from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and his B.S. in Biochemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Henry Ji

1,545,000

Jiong Shao

--

George Ng

687,544

Kevin Herde

308,899

Jerome Zeldis

464,011

Jaisim Shah

137,433

David Deming

187,600

Dorman Followwill

73,503

Kim Janda

132,267

David Lemus

73,503

Yue Wu

123,818
As Of  30 Dec 2017