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Aeglea Bio Therapeutics Inc (AGLE.OQ)

AGLE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Armen Shanafelt

58 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Anthony Quinn

56 2017 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director

George Georgiou

58 2013 Co-Founder, Director

Charles York

41 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Leslie Sloan

47 2019 Chief Operating Officer

Aaron Schuchart

53 2017 Chief Business Officer

James Wooldridge

52 2017 Chief Medical Officer

Joey Perrone

2018 Director- Finance, IR Contact Officer

Bryan Lawlis

2018 Director

Suzanne Bruhn

54 2017 Independent Director

Russell Cox

54 2015 Independent Director

Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch

50 2018 Independent Director

Sandesh Mahatme

54 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Armen Shanafelt

Dr. Armen B. Shanafelt, Ph.D. is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Shanafelt has served as a director since December 2013 and has served as Chairman of our board of directors since February 2014. Since April 2009, Dr. Shanafelt was venture partner, then general partner, of Lilly Ventures, a venture capital firm. Prior to joining Lilly Ventures, Dr. Shanafelt was one of several Chief Science Officers at Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical research company, specifically responsible for the generation of the early biotherapeutic pipeline which spanned the therapeutic areas of oncology, endocrine, and neuroscience. Dr. Shanafelt received his B.S. in Chemistry and Physics from Pacific Lutheran University, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his postdoctoral work at DNAX Research Institute, where he studied the structure-function relationships of cytokines and their receptors. Dr. Shanafelt also serves as a director for two publicly traded biotechnology companies, Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. and Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc., as well as a director of three privately-held biotechnology companies. We believe Dr. Shanafelt is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology businesses, including his expertise with respect to the generation of early biotherapeutic pipelines and his investment experience while a partner with Lilly Ventures.

Anthony Quinn

Dr. Anthony G. Quinn, M.D. Ph.D. is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Quinn has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2016, served as our interim Chief Medical Officer between April 2017 and July 2017, and has served as our interim Chief Executive Officer since July 2017. Since October 2015, Dr. Quinn has worked as a private consultant for IDBioPharm Consulting LLC. From August 2009 to June 2015, Dr. Quinn served as Head of Research & Development and Chief Medical Officer initially at the Senior Vice President level and subsequently at the Executive Vice President level for Synageva BioPharma Corp., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in June 2015. Following the acquisition, Dr. Quinn worked for Alexion Pharmaceuticals from June 2015 to September 2015. Dr. Quinn received a B.MSc in General Pathology and a M.B Ch.B in Medicine from the University of Dundee. Dr. Quinn later earned a Ph.D. in Cancer Research from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. We believe Dr. Quinn is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his medical and clinical experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including the development of therapeutics for rare diseases.

George Georgiou

Prof. Dr. George Georgiou, Ph.D. is Co-Founder, Director of the Company. Dr. Georgiou has served as a director since December 2013. Since August 1986, Dr. Georgiou has served on the faculties of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Since March 2016, Dr. Georgiou has served as director of Kyn Therapeutics Inc. and, since January 2012, as manager of GMA L.L.C. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester, U.K. and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Dr. Georgiou was elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2005 and to the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences in 2011. We believe Dr. Georgiou is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his experience developing protein therapeutics.

Charles York

Mr. Charles N. York, II is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. Mr. York was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, in September 2015 and joined our company as Vice President, Finance, in July 2014. Prior to joining our company, Mr. York served as CFO Consultant of Bridgepoint Consulting, a finance consulting company, where he focused on life science, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, from March 2013 to June 2014. From March 2009 to August 2012, Mr. York was the corporate controller of Astrotech Corporation, an aerospace company. Prior to that, Mr. York held financial management roles at Arthrocare Corp. and Freescale Semiconductor Inc. Mr. York began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. York is a CPA in the state of Arizona and received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Leslie Sloan

Dr. Leslie Sloan is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Dr. Sloan has served as Aeglea’s Vice President of Operations since August 2017. Prior to joining Aeglea, between March 2012 and April 2017, Dr. Sloan served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Ipsen Bioscience Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, including as Senior Director: Head of R&D Operational Excellence, Vice President, R&D Project Management & Analytics, leading the strategic and operational execution of its global R&D portfolio, and President of Ipsen Bioscience Inc. Prior to that, she also served as Senior Director at Pfizer, where she was a member of the R&D clinical candidate survival council and candidate quality guidelines committee. Dr. Sloan holds a B.S. in chemistry and medical biology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry from Yale University.

Aaron Schuchart

Mr. Aaron Schuchart is a Cheif Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Schuchart joined our company as Chief Business Officer in May 2017. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Schuchart served as Senior Vice President, Business Development of Coherus Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company from November 2014 through May 2017. From November 2013 to November 2014, Mr. Schuchart was the Global Head of Business Development and Strategy at Novartis Diagnostics, a global healthcare company. Prior to that, Mr. Schuchart served as Managing Director of Proaltus Partners, LLC since 2010. Mr. Schuchart holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

James Wooldridge

Dr. James Wooldridge M.D. is a Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Wooldridge joined our company as Chief Medical Officer in July 2017. Prior to joining our company, Dr. Wooldridge served in various leadership roles at Eli Lilly & Company, a global pharmaceutical company, since October 2006, including as Senior Medical Director, Oncology U.S. Medical Affairs, and Chief Scientific Officer for Immuno-oncology Clinical Development. Prior to that, Dr. Wooldridge served as Assistant Professor at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center of the University of Missouri as well as at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Wooldridge holds an A.B. in Chemistry and Philosophy from William Jewell College, and an M.D. from Tulane University.

Joey Perrone

Bryan Lawlis

Suzanne Bruhn

Dr. Suzanne Louise (Sue) Bruhn Ph.D. is a Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Bruhn has served as a director since February 2017. Since April 2017, Dr. Bruhn has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Proclara Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Bruhn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Promedior, Inc. between May 2012 and November 2015. She also served as a member of the board of directors of Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, from April 2011 until it was acquired by Horizon Pharma plc in October 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Bruhn served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Program Management at Shire plc, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, between December 1998 and February 2012. Dr. Bruhn currently also serves on the board of directors of Novelion Therapeutics, Inc, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, and Pliant Therapeutics. Dr. Bruhn received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Iowa State University and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We believe Dr. Bruhn is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of her expertise and experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including her expertise in the development and commercialization of treatments for rare diseases.

Russell Cox

Mr. Russell J. Cox is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cox has served as a director since June 2015. Since January 2018, Mr. Cox has served as Chief Executive Officer at Vital Therapies, Inc. Mr. Cox served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from May 2014 to January 2018, where he also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial officer from March 2012 to May 2014 and as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing from July 2010 until February 2012. Prior to that, he served in a variety of senior management roles since joining Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the predecessor to Jazz Pharmaceutical plc) in July 2010. From January 2009 to January 2010, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Ipsen Group, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, and from 2007 until December 2008, he was Vice President of Marketing at Tercica, Inc. (acquired by Ipsen Group), a biotechnology company. From 2003 to 2007, he was with Scios Inc. (acquired by Johnson and Johnson in 2003), where he also held the role of Vice President, Marketing. Prior to 2003, Mr. Cox was with Genentech, Inc. for 12 years, where he was a Product Team Leader responsible for the Growth Hormone franchise and led numerous product launches as a Group Product Manager. Mr. Cox received a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. We believe Mr. Cox is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his commercial and operating experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch

Dr. Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch Ph.D. is a Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch has served as a director since March 2018. Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer for Ipsen since March 2018. From May 2017 through March 2018, Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch served as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer for Axcella Health Inc. From April 2013 through May 2017, Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch served as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Development for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.. Prior to joining Teva, Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch held several senior positions within Dyax Corp., or Dyax, from April 2001 through March 2013, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch currently serves on the board of directors of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation, a biotechnology company, as well as several other private companies. Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University. We believe that Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch’s extensive experience in biopharmaceutical business development and operations qualify her to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Sandesh Mahatme

Mr. Sandesh (Sandy) Mahatme is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mahatme has served as a director since June 2015. Since November 2012, Mr. Mahatme has served in various executive positions, including as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Business Officer at Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company. From January 2006 to November 2012, Mr. Mahatme worked at Celgene Corporation, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, where he served in various roles, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Senior Vice President of Finance, Corporate Treasurer and Head of Tax. From 1997 to 2005 Mr. Mahatme worked for Pfizer Inc., a pharmaceutical company, where he served in senior roles in business development and corporate tax. Mr. Mahatme earned LL.M. degrees from Cornell Law School and NYU School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He is a director at Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. and Elcelyx Therapeutics, Inc., both biopharmaceutical companies. We believe Mr. Mahatme is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his experience in the pharmaceutical industry and financial expertise.