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Aravive Inc (ARAV.OQ)

ARAV.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Srinivas Akkaraju

50 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jay Shepard

60 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Vinay Shah

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Shane Ward

43 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Jay Stout

56 2017 Senior Vice President, Technical Operations

Amato Giaccia

2018 Director

Robert Hoffman

2018 Director

Raymond Tabibiazar

2018 Director

Eric Zhang

2018 Director

Shahzad Malik

50 2011 Independent Director

David Burke

2017 Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Srinivas Akkaraju

Mr. Srinivas Akkaraju, M.D., Ph.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Versartis, Inc. He has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2013. Dr. Akkaraju previously served as a member of our board of directors from February 2011 to February 2013. Dr. Akkaraju is currently a General Partner at Sofinnova Ventures, or Sofinnova, which he joined in April 2013. Prior to joining Sofinnova, Dr. Akkaraju was a Managing Director at New Leaf Venture Partners, or New Leaf from January 2009 to April 2013. From September 2006 to December 2008, Dr. Akkaraju served as a managing director at Panorama Capital, LLC, a private equity firm founded by the former venture capital investment team of J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC, or JPMP, a private equity division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. From April 2001 to September 2006, Dr. Akkaraju was a part of the health care investment team at JPMP, most recently as Partner. Dr. Akkaraju has served on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies, including Synageva BioPharma Corp., Barrier Therapeutics, Inc. and EyeTech Pharmaceuticals Inc., all of which are or were publicly traded biotechnology companies, and Amarin Corporation plc, a foreign publicly traded biotechnology company, and currently serves on the boards of directors of Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Seattle Genetics, Inc. Dr. Akkaraju holds a B.A. in Biochemistry and Computer Science from Rice University and an M.D. and Ph.D. in Immunology from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Jay Shepard

Mr. Jay P. Shepard is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Versartis, Inc. Mr. Jay P. Shepard has served as a member and the chairman of our board of directors since December 2013. Mr. Shepard is currently an Executive Partner at Sofinnova Ventures, or Sofinnova, a venture capital firm focused on the healthcare industry, which he joined as an Executive in Residence in 2008. Mr. Shepard previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and was a member of the board of directors of NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing unique pediatric products utilizing proprietary drug delivery technology that was acquired by Pfizer in November 2012, from January 2010 to November 2012. From December 2005 to October 2007, Mr. Shepard served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Ilypsa Inc., a biopharmaceutical company pioneering novel non-absorbed polymeric drugs for renal and metabolic disorders that was acquired by Amgen in July 2007. Mr. Shepard has served on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies, including Ilypsa, Relypsa, Inc. and Intermune, Inc., and currently serves on the board of directors of Bullet Biotechnology, Inc., Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Durect Corporation. Mr. Shepard holds B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

Vinay Shah

Shane Ward

Mr. Shane M. Ward is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Ward served as Vice President, Compliance and Associate General Counsel at Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company using toll-like receptor biology to discover and develop novel vaccines and immunotherapeutics, from November 2012 to March 2015. Prior to Dynavax, Mr. Ward served in roles of increasing responsibility at Human Genome Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company using the human DNA sequence to develop and commercialize protein and antibody drugs, from February 2010 to November 2012, following its acquisition by GlaxoSmithkline, most recently as Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Compliance. Previously, Mr. Ward was a senior attorney with pharmaceutical companies Gilead Sciences, Inc. from 2006 to 2010 and Abbott Laboratories from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Ward began his legal career in the FDA Practice Group of international law firm Sidley Austin, LLP and, before earning his law degree, he served as a regulatory affairs professional with Intracel Corp., a biotechnology company focused on developing personalized cancer vaccines and Quintiles Inc., a contract research organization. Mr. Ward holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Jay Stout

Dr. Jay P. Stout is the Senior Vice President - Technical Operations of the Company. Prior to joining us, Dr. Stout served as the Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Process Development for SanBio, Inc., from March 2016 to March 2017. Prior to SanBio, Dr. Stout served as Executive Director of the Center for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Science at Merck, Inc., from August 2014 to March 2016, as Executive Director of Technical Operations at Wethernstein BioPharma, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck, Inc., from November 2012 to August 2014, and as Executive Director of Biologics Manufacturing Science and Commercialization, Biologics Technical Operations at Merck, Inc., from March 2008 to November 2012. From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Stout served in roles of increasing responsibility with Amgen, Inc., most recently as Executive Director of Process Development. Dr. Stout also held various roles with Pfizer, Inc. from 1997 to 2003 and BioNebraska, Inc. from 1989 to 1997. Dr. Stout holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska and an M.S. and B.S. in Chemistry from University of Iowa.

Amato Giaccia

Robert Hoffman

Mr. Robert E. Hoffman is Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the Combined Company’s board of directors since October 2018. Since April 2017, Mr. Hoffman has served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance at Heron Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company. From September 2016 to April 2017, Mr. Hoffman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mr. Hoffman served as Chief Financial Officer of AnaptysBio, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2015 until 2016. In 1997, he was part of the founding management team of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer until March 2011, and then again from August 2011 until July 2015. From March 2011 to August 2011, Mr. Hoffman served as Chief Financial Officer of Polaris Group, a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Hoffman is a member of the board of directors of Kura Oncology, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. He also is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Small Business Advisory Committee and is a member of the steering committee of the Association of Bioscience Financial Officers. Mr. Hoffman received his B.B.A. from St. Bonaventure University and is licensed as a C.P.A. (inactive) in the State of California.

Raymond Tabibiazar

Eric Zhang

Shahzad Malik

Dr. Shahzad Malik, M.D. is an Independent Director of Versartis, Inc. He has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2011. Dr. Malik is currently a General Partner at Advent Life Sciences, a venture capital firm focused on market-leading life sciences businesses, which he joined in April 1999. Dr. Malik has served on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies, including Algeta ASA, Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc., Respivert Ltd., and Emergent Biosolutions Inc. Dr. Malik holds an M.A. in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University and an M.D. from Cambridge University. We believe Dr. Malik is able to make valuable contributions to our board of directors due to his experience investing in and serving as a director for companies in the life sciences industry.

David Burke

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