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Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACHN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Scheer

65 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Joseph Truitt

53 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mary Fenton

53 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Paul Firuta

50 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Martha Manning

63 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Anthony Gibney

2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer

Brian DiDonato

Vice President, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications

Jason Fisherman

61 2000 Independent Director

Kurt Graves

50 2012 Independent Director

Michael Kishbauch

69 2016 Independent Director

Robert Van Nostrand

61 2007 Independent Director

Frank Verwiel

56 2015 Independent Director

Nicole Vitullo

60 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Scheer

Mr. David I. Scheer serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Since March 2010. Since 1981, Mr. Scheer has been President of Scheer & Company, Inc., which focuses on venture capital activities, corporate strategy, and transactional advisory services focused on life sciences. Mr. Scheer is on the Board of Directors, and also serves as Chairman of the Board, of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Scheer previously served on the Board of Directors of Tengion, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Scheer also serves as Chairman of the Board of two privately-held biotechnology companies. Additionally, Mr. Scheer serves on the Board of Directors of Connecticut United for Research Excellence, an educational and business advocacy network. He is on the Executive Board of the Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technologies (CBIT) at Yale University. He has been a co-organizer or Chair of a series of life science conferences involving public and global health in collaboration with Yale, and has been a speaker at the annual conferences involving orphan drug innovation for the National Organization for Rare Disorders. He serves as a member of a working group with the Division of Bioethics at NYU Langone Medical Center focusing on Expanded Access and Compassionate Use policy. Mr. Scheer has been invited to be a guest lecturer or panelist for courses at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Yale School of Management, and the University of New Haven, and has been an Executive-in-Residence at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. He has served as Chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Global Task Force to Expand Access to Cancer Care in the Developing World, and as chair of the Unfinished Agenda in Infectious Diseases, both of which being initiatives associated with the Harvard School of Public Health. Mr. Scheer received an A.B. from Harvard College and a M.S. from Yale University.

Joseph Truitt

Mr. Joseph Truitt is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining Achillion in January 2009, Mr. Truitt was Vice President of Business Development and Product Strategy for Lev Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, from October 2007 to December 2008. From July 2006 through September 2007, he served as Lev’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing and led the build out of the commercial team and infrastructure in preparation for product launch. From February 2002 to July 2006, Mr. Truitt was Vice President of Sales and Operations at Johnson & Johnson, a pharmaceutical company, where he directed commercial operations at the company’s OraPharma subsidiary. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Truitt was Vice President of Sales and Operations of OraPharma, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, prior to its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Truitt holds an M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia and a B.S. in Marketing from LaSalle University, Philadelphia.

Mary Fenton

Ms. Mary Kay Fenton serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining Achillion in October 2000, Ms. Fenton, a certified public accountant, held various positions within the Technology Industry Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, from 1991 to 2000, most recently as Senior Manager responsible for the life sciences practice in Connecticut. Prior to 1991, Ms. Fenton was an economic development associate in the nonprofit sector. Ms. Fenton is on the Executive Committee of the board of directors of Connecticut Business and Industry Association, a representative business organization. Ms. Fenton holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Connecticut and an A.B. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.

Paul Firuta

Mr. Paul Firuta is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He served as Chief Commercial Officer of uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company, from May 2016 to June 2018. Prior to joining uniQure, N.V., Mr. Firuta was Chief Commercial Officer of BioBlast Pharma, Ltd., an orphan disease-focused biotechnology company, from August 2015 to May 2016. From March 2014 to February 2015, Mr. Firuta was President, US Commercial Operations of NPS Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company, and from October 2008 to February 2014, Mr. Firuta was Vice President and General Manager, Americas, of ViroPharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, both of which were acquired by Shire Pharmaceuticals in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Mr. Firuta has also held positions at LEV Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, OraPharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company, and SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Firuta holds a M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s University and a B.S. from King’s College.

Martha Manning

Ms. Martha Manning, Esq., is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company., effective February 1, 2016. Prior to joining Achillion in February 2016, Ms. Manning was General Counsel of iCeutica Inc., a drug development company from 2013 to 2016. She served as Chief Legal Officer of OraPharma, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from 2011 to 2012 when the company was acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She joined OraPharma from Sandoz Inc., the generic pharmaceutical division of Novartis, where she served as Vice President and General Counsel from 2008 to 2011. Prior to Sandoz, she served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Adolor Corporation, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company from 2002 to 2008. Ms. Manning began her legal career with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.

Anthony Gibney

Mr. Anthony S. Gibney is Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Achillion, Mr. Gibney was an investment banker for almost 25 years, completing over 150 merger and acquisition and financing transactions as a lead advisor to US and EU-based life science clients. Most recently, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Biotechnology Investment Banking Team at Leerink Partners. Prior to that, Tony worked in the Healthcare Group at Merrill Lynch, Inc., where he ultimately led the East Coast Biotechnology origination effort as a Managing Director. Tony began his professional career as an analyst and associate in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers Inc. Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics from Yale University.

Brian DiDonato

Jason Fisherman

Dr. Jason S. Fisherman, M.D., serves as Independent Director of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since March 2000. Since 2007, Dr. Fisherman is a Partner in Synthesis Ventures, an early stage venture firm he co-founded in 2007. From January 2016, to September 2016, Dr. Fisherman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of C4 Therapeutics, a biotechnology company building a platform for targeted protein-degrading drugs. From 1994 to 2007, Dr. Fisherman was an investor in life science and healthcare companies at Advent International, a global private equity firm, becoming a Managing Director in 2002. Prior to Advent, Dr. Fisherman served for three years as Senior Director of Medical Research at Enzon Pharmaceuticals, leading development of drugs for cancer and orphan diseases. He previously managed the clinical development of a number of oncology drugs at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Fisherman has served on numerous public and private biotechnology and healthcare company boards. Dr. Fisherman received a B.A. from Yale University, his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Kurt Graves

Mr. Kurt C. Graves serves as Independent Director of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with effect from June 11, 2012. Mr. Graves has served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intarcia Therapeutics, a biotechnology company, since September 2010. Prior to joining Intarcia Therapeutics, Mr. Graves served as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Corporate and Strategic Development at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company, from July 2007 to November 2009. From January 1999 to July 2007, Mr. Graves held various leadership positions at Novartis AG, a pharmaceutical company, most recently as Global Head of the General Medicines Business Unit and Chief Marketing Officer for the Pharmaceuticals division. Prior to Novartis, Mr. Graves held commercial and general management positions of increasing responsibility at Merck & Co., Inc., a global health care company, and Astra Merck Pharmaceuticals. Since August 2010, Mr. Graves has served as Chairman of the Board of Intarcia Therapeutics, a private biopharmaceutical company and also has served as Chairman of the Board at Radius Health, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company since May 2011. Since October 2015, Mr. Graves has also served on the Board of Directors of Seres Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, creating a new class of medicines to treat diseases resulting from functional deficiencies in the microbiome. Mr. Graves earned his B.S. in Biology from Hillsdale College and has attended executive leadership programs at Harvard, Wharton School of Management and University of Michigan. Mr. Graves has more than 20 years of U.S. and global general management experience in top-tier U.S. and European based pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Michael Kishbauch

Mr. Michael D. Kishbauch is an Independent Director of Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. From September 1996 to July 2004, . Mr. Kishbauch was President and Chief Executive Officer of Achillion from July 2004 until May 2013. In September 2013, he retired from Achillion. From September 1996 to July 2004, Mr. Kishbauch founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OraPharma, Inc., a publicly traded, commercial-stage pharmaceutical company focused on oral health care, which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2003. Prior to OraPharma, Inc., Mr. Kishbauch held senior management positions with MedImmune, Inc., a biotechnology company. Since September 2013, Mr. Kishbauch has served on the Board of Directors of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded oncology company, and has served on the Board of Directors of Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded rare disease biopharmaceutical company since April 2016. From September 2014 until December 2016, Mr. Kishbauch served on the Board of Directors of TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Kishbauch holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in biology from Wesleyan University. Mr. Kishbauch has held senior management positions in the life sciences industry for over 28 years. His extensive operational, strategic and product planning and promotion experience is coupled with extensive sales, marketing and product launch experience. In addition, Mr. Kishbauch previously served as our Chief Executive Officer and has held board positions with several other life sciences companies.

Robert Van Nostrand

Mr. Robert L. Van Nostrand serves as Independent Director of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since April 2007. Mr. Van Nostrand is currently on the Board of Directors of SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc. (since January 2018), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapies, Intra-Cellular Therapies (since January 2014), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for CNS disease, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., formerly Metabolix, Inc. (since October 2006), a publicly traded bio agricultural company, and Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc. (since December 2014), a publicly traded biotechnology company developing novel antibody immunotherapies relevant to cancer, infectious diseases and inflammatory diseases. Mr. Van Nostrand was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aureon Laboratories, Inc., a pathology life science company, from January 2010 to July 2010. Prior to joining Aureon Laboratories, Mr. Van Nostrand served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AGI Dermatics, a private biotechnology company, from July 2007 to September 2008 when the company was acquired. From May 2005 to July 2007, Mr. Van Nostrand served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or OSI, a biotechnology company, where he previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from December 1996 through May 2005 and as Vice President, Finance and Administration prior to that. He also served as OSI’s Treasurer from March 1992 to May 2005 and as Secretary from March 1995 to January 2004. Mr. Van Nostrand joined OSI as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in September 1986. Prior to joining OSI, Mr. Van Nostrand served in a managerial position with the accounting firm, Touche Ross & Co., currently Deloitte. Mr. Van Nostrand is also on the Board of the New York Biotechnology Association and was the former chairman and is on the Foundation Board of Farmingdale University.

Frank Verwiel

Dr. Frank A. G. M. Verwiel, M.D., is an Independent Director of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. With more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Verwiel served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Aptalis Pharma, Inc., a privately-held, specialty pharmaceutical company, which was acquired by Forest Laboratories, Inc. in February 2014. Prior to joining Aptalis Pharma, Inc., Dr. Verwiel held international senior management positions with Merck & Co., Inc., including as Vice President, Hypertension, Worldwide Human Health Marketing from June 2001 to May 2005. Dr. Verwiel was also Managing Director of Merck’s Dutch subsidiary from June 1996 to May 2001. Prior to his tenure at Merck, Dr. Verwiel had international leadership positions at Servier Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, from 1988 until 1995. Since 2015, Dr. Verwiel has served as a director of Avexis, Inc., a publicly traded, clinical-stage gene therapy company. In August 2015, Dr. Verwiel was appointed as an observer of the Board of Directors of Bavarian Nordic A/S, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical vaccine company and was appointed as a Director on April 20, 2016. Dr. Verwiel is also Chairman of the Board of ObsEva SA, a publicly traded company developing drugs addressing conditions relating to women’s reproductive health, where he became a director in January 2016. In July 2017, Dr. Verwiel was appointed to the Board of Intellia Inc., a publicly traded gene editing company. From March 2012 to September 2014, Dr. Verwiel was a director of InterMune, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company that was acquired by Roche in 2014. Dr. Verwiel was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organisation (BIO) from February 2013 to April 2014. Dr. Verwiel holds an M.D. from Erasmus University, Rotterdam in The Netherlands and an M.B.A. from INSEAD, Fontainebleau in France.

Nicole Vitullo

Ms. Nicole Vitullo serves as Independent Director of Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc., since September 2010. Ms. Vitullo joined Domain Associates, a venture capital firm with an exclusive focus on life sciences, in 1999 and became a Partner in 2004. In addition to her investment responsibilities, she is involved in the distribution/liquidation strategies for the public companies in Domain’s Venture Capital portfolios. Ms. Vitullo is on the Board of Directors of Celtaxsys, Inc., (since June 2015) a privately-held life sciences company and serves on the Boards of Directors of Esperion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (since April 2008) and Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (since September 2005) both publicly traded pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Vitullo previously served on the Board of Directors of Celator, Inc. (from April 2005 until July 2016) which was acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc in May 2016, and Durata Therapeutics, Inc., (from December 2009 until November 2014) which was sold to Actavis Plc in November 2014. From 1992 through 1999, Ms. Vitullo was Senior Vice President at Rothschild Asset Management, Inc. where she had responsibility for the U.S. public market investments of International Biotechnology Trust plc and Biotechnology Investments Limited. From 1991 to 1992, Ms. Vitullo served as the Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Cephalon, a publicly traded biotechnology company. Prior to Cephalon, Ms. Vitullo spent 12 years at Eastman Kodak, most recently in Corporate Development where she was involved in the development and management of Eastman Kodak’s venture capital activities. Ms. Vitullo received a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

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