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Aduro Biotech Inc (ADRO.OQ)

ADRO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Isaacs

70 2008 Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

James Welch

61 2019 Interim Chief Financial Officer

Celeste Ferber

43 2019 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Blaine Templeman

53 2019 Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer

Andrea van Elsas

52 2017 Chief Scientific Officer

Daniel Hoth

72 2018 Interim Chief Medical Officer

Stephanie O'Brien

60 2011 Lead Independent Director

William Greenman

52 2010 Independent Director

Ross Haghighat

55 2009 Independent Director

Frank Karbe

50 2019 Independent Director

David Mack

57 2019 Independent Director

Stephen Sherwin

70 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Isaacs

Mr. Stephen T. Isaacs is a Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aduro BioTech, Inc. Mr. Isaacs has served as our Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer since 2008. Prior to Aduro, Mr. Isaacs founded Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company commercializing the Intercept Blood Systems, in 1991. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cerus from 1991 to 2004. Prior to Cerus, Mr. Isaacs founded and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of HRIS Associates and HRI Research, both biotechnology companies focusing on research and development. He held a non-teaching faculty position in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California Berkeley from 1978 to 1986. Mr. Isaacs has published over 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is an inventor on over 40 issued patents. Mr. Isaacs holds a B.A. degree in Biochemistry from University of California Berkeley, and had graduate training in organic chemistry in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemistry at Berkeley. Because of Mr. Isaacs’ biomedical expertise, extensive knowledge of our company and experience as founder and executive officer of biotechnology companies, we believe he is able to make valuable contributions to our Board of Directors.

James Welch

Mr. James H. Welch is appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective July 15, 2019. He served as the chief financial officer of Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from August 2015 to December 2018, Virobay Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2014 to 2015, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2010 to 2014, Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2006 to 2010, Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 1999 to 2006, and Biocircuits Corporation from 1992 to 1998. Mr. Welch graduated from Whitworth College with a B.A. in Business Administration and a M.B.A. in Finance from Washington State University.

Celeste Ferber

Ms. Celeste S. Ferber is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She joined us in February 2016 and has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2019. Prior to that, she served as our Vice President, Associate General Counsel since March 2017. Prior to Aduro, Ms. Ferber was with Shearman & Sterling LLP, where she served as counsel in the capital markets group since 2014. Ms. Ferber has over 15 years of experience advising public and private companies on corporate and finance matters, including securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions and strategic transactions, corporate governance and securities law compliance. Before Shearman & Sterling, Ms. Ferber was counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP working in their Palo Alto, Hong Kong and San Diego offices. Ms. Ferber received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and her B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University.

Blaine Templeman

Mr. Blaine Templeman is Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer of Aduro Biotech, Inc. Prior to joined us in September 2015 and has served as our Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer since January 2019. Prior to that, he served as our Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since February 2018 and he served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since September 2015. Prior to joining Aduro, Mr. Templeman was a corporate and intellectual property partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, a multinational law firm, where he counseled U.S. and international clients on the protection, development and commercialization of their products, intellectual property portfolios, contract manufacturing, clinical trials, research and outsourcing. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP in 2014, Mr. Templeman served as a partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, a multinational law firm, since 2008. Mr. Templeman holds a J.D. from New York University and a B.S. from Oral Roberts University.

Andrea van Elsas

Dr. Andrea van Elsas has been appointed as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company, with effective from September 1, 2017. Dr. van Elsas has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since September 2017, following his tenure as Chief Scientific Officer of Aduro Biotech Europe since November 2015. Prior to its acquisition by Aduro in 2015, Dr. van Elsas co-founded BioNovion and served as Chief Scientific Officer focusing on the development of innovative therapeutic antibodies in the field of immuno-oncology. From 1999 to 2011, he held numerous positions at Organon in Oss, The Netherlands, and Cambridge, Massachusetts (acquired by Schering-Plough Corporation in 2007 and later by Merck & Co.), most recently as the Director of Tumor Immunology. He received a Ph.D. from University of Leiden Medical Faculty and a M.S. degree in Molecular & Cell Biology from the University of Amsterdam.

Daniel Hoth

Dr. Daniel Hoth is a Interim Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Hoth is a consultant to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in drug development and clinical trials. Previously, Dr. Hoth served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Axys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company (now Celera Genomics) from 1999 to 2001 and Cell Genesys, Inc., a biotechnology company which merged with BioSante Pharmaceuticals in 2009. From 1981 to 1993, he held various positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including Director, Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Chief of the Investigational Drug Branch of the National Cancer Institute. Before the NIH, he was on the faculty of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hoth received his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine and A.B. in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College.

Stephanie O'Brien

Ms. Stephanie Monaghan O'Brien, J.D., is a Lead Independent Director of the Company. Ms. O’Brien has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2011. Ms. O’Brien has been a member of the investment team at Morningside since 1997. She has served as a director for Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since 2013 and for numerous private nonclinical and clinical stage companies developing drugs across a broad spectrum of therapeutic focus, including oncology and immunotherapy, and has extensive experience providing operational and management oversight to venture-backed technology companies. She has also facilitated multiple financings for public and private companies such as Dendreon, BioVex and Stealth Biotherapeutics. Prior to joining Morningside, Ms. O’Brien spent nine years as a corporate lawyer with Hale and Dorr in the Boston and Washington, D.C. offices, working primarily on public offerings, venture capital finances and start-up companies. She previously worked at Chase Manhattan Bank, working in international portfolio analysis. She received her A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. Because of Ms. O’Brien’s extensive experience serving on boards of directors and governing biotechnology companies, we believe she is able to make valuable contributions to our Board of Directors.

William Greenman

Mr. William M. Greenman is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Greenman has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2010. Mr. Greenman is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the board of directors, of Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company, and has held several executive and management positions with Cerus since joining the company in 1995. Prior to Cerus, he worked in various marketing and business development positions in the Biotech Division of Baxter International Inc. from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Greenman holds undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Economics from Stanford University. Because of his extensive experience holding executive positions and knowledge of the biomedical industry, we believe Mr. Greenman is able to make valuable contributions to our Board of Directors.

Ross Haghighat

Mr. Ross Haghighat is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Haghighat has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2009. Mr. Haghighat is the founder, Chairman and Managing Partner of Triton Systems, Inc. Mr. Haghighat has served on the board of Triton Systems, Inc., a product venturing company, where he has also served as its Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Additionally, Mr. Haghighat has served on the board of directors of S12 Technologies and FRX Polymers since 2009. Mr. Haghighat holds a Bachelor’s of Science and a Masters in Material Science, Organometallic Chemistry from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston College. Because of his extensive experience in the biotechnology field, we believe Mr. Haghighat is able provide valuable contributions to our Board of Directors.

Frank Karbe

Mr. Frank L. Karbe is Independent Director of the Company. Prior to joining Myovant Sciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for women's health and prostate cancer, Mr. Karbe served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Exelixis from 2004 – 2014. Earlier in his career, he worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs & Co., most recently as vice president in the healthcare group focusing on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the biotechnology industry. He also served on the Board of Directors of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation and Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Karbe received his Diplom-Kaufmann from the WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, Koblenz, Germany.

David Mack

Dr. David H. Mack is an a Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Mack has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of PMV Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since co-founding it in 2013. Prior to co-founding PMV Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Mack was a general partner at Alta Partners from 2002 to 2013. Dr. Mack’s first investment at Alta was Angiosyn, Inc. where he was a director and CEO from 2003 until its acquisition by Pfizer, Inc. in 2005. Prior to Alta, Dr. Mack co-founded and served as vice president of Genomics Research at Eos Biotechnology, Inc. (acquired by Protein Design Labs in 2003). From 1994 to 1997, Dr. Mack served at Affymetrix as head of Cancer Biology where he oversaw the development and application of DNA array technology in the areas of oncology and inflammation. Dr. Mack was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow in microbiology and immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a Howard Hughes fellow in molecular genetics and cell biology, and he received a B.A. in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mack has previously served on the Board of Directors of numerous public and private biotechnology companies, including Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ceregene, Proacta Therapeutics, aTyr Pharmaceuticals, Pathwork Diagnostics, Silence Therapeutics PLC, and Sutro Biopharma. He is currently on the Scientific Advisory Board of The City of Hope. Because of Dr. Mack’s extensive experience in the biotechnology field and knowledge of oncology, we believe Dr. Mack is able to make valuable contributions to our Board of Directors.

Stephen Sherwin

Dr. Stephen Sherwin, M.D., is a Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Sherwin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2015. Dr. Sherwin is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a volunteer Attending Physician in the Hematology/Oncology Division of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He is a Venture Partner with Third Rock Ventures and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Dr. Sherwin was Chief Executive Officer of Cell Genesys, Inc., a cancer immunotherapy company, from 1990 and its Chairman from 1994 until the company’s merger in 2009 with BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now ANI Pharmaceuticals). He was also a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Abgenix, Inc., an antibody company, which was acquired by Amgen Inc. in 2006, and co-founder and Chairman of Ceregene, Inc., a gene therapy company which was acquired by Sangamo Biosciences, Inc. in 2013. From 1983 to 1990, Dr. Sherwin held various positions at Genentech, Inc., most recently as Vice President of Clinical Research. Prior to 1983, he was on the staff of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Sherwin holds a B.A. degree in biology from Yale University and an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Sherwin is currently a member of the board of directors of Biogen Inc. and Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Sherwin previously served on the board of directors of Biotechnology Industry Organization Association from 2002 to 2014 and as its Chairman from 2009 to 2011 and also previously served on the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology Working Group on Advancing Innovation in Drug Development and Evaluation from 2011 to 2013. In the past 5 years,

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