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Aradigm Corp (ARDM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Virgil Thompson

78 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

Igor Gonda

68 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Nancy Pecota

54 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

Juergen Froehlich

58 2013 Chief Medical Officer

David Bell

61 2014 Director

Frederick Hudson

71 2014 Independent Director

John Siebert

77 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Virgil Thompson

Mr. Virgil D. Thompson is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Spinnaker Biosciences, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic drug delivery company, and he is now its Chairman of the Board. From November 2002 until June 2007, Mr. Thompson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Angstrom Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company. From September 2000 to November 2002, Mr. Thompson was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Chimeric Therapies, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company. From May 1999 until September 2000, Mr. Thompson was the President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Savient Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company. From January 1996 to April 1999, Mr. Thompson was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Cytel Corporation, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company that was subsequently acquired by IDM Pharma, Inc. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Thompson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cibus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held drug delivery device company. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Thompson was President of Syntex Laboratories, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Syntex Corporation, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from Kansas University and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. Mr. Thompson is a director of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Mallinckrodt Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Thompson is also a director of GenZ Corp., a private agribusiness company. We believe that Mr. Thompson possesses specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our Board, including his experience as both an executive officer and director of publicly traded and private corporations in the pharmaceutical industry.

Igor Gonda

Dr. Igor Gonda, Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Acrux Limited, a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company located in Melbourne, Australia. From July 2001 to December 2001, Dr. Gonda was our Chief Scientific Officer and, from October 1995 to July 2001, was our Vice President, Research and Development. From February 1992 to September 1995, Dr. Gonda was a Senior Scientist and Group Leader at Genentech, Inc. His key responsibilities at Genentech were the development of the inhalation delivery of rhDNase (Pulmozyme) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and non-parenteral methods of delivery of biologics. Prior to that, Dr. Gonda held academic positions at the University of Aston in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and the University of Sydney, Australia. Dr. Gonda holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Leeds University, United Kingdom. Dr. Gonda was the Chairman of our Scientific Advisory Board until August 2006. We believe that Dr. Gonda possesses specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our Board, including his experience in leading publicly traded pharmaceutical companies, his tenure with our Company and his knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. Under the terms of the Governance Agreement, Dr. Gonda’s service on the Board is required for as long as he remains our President and Chief Executive Officer.

Nancy Pecota

Ms. Nancy E. Pecota is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Company. She was the Chief Financial Officer for NuGEN Technologies, Inc., a privately held life sciences tools company. From August 2003 to September 2005, Ms. Pecota was a consultant for early to mid-stage biopharmaceutical companies assisting them in developing fundable business models and assessing and improving internal financial preparation and reporting processes. From March 2001 to April 2003, she was Vice President, Finance and Administration at Signature BioScience, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company. Prior to that, she was Director, Finance and Accounting for ACLARA BioSciences, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. Ms. Pecota holds a B.S. in Economics from San Jose State University.

Juergen Froehlich

Mr. Juergen Froehlich, MD is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. He has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in preclinical, clinical and regulatory activities at Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Quintiles, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ipsen and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. While at Genentech, Dr. Froehlich directed the clinical development, submission and approval of Activase for acute ischemic stroke and the early development of Xolair for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dr. Froehlich oversaw the global life cycle management for Plavix and Avapro. At Ipsen, he directed the FDA submission and approval for Somatuline for acromegaly, oversaw development Dysport for cervical dystonia as well as clinical studies and regulatory strategies for recombinant porcine factor VIII in hemophilia. Dr. Forehlich was closely involved in the commercialization of various drugs and biloogics and alliance activities with other companies. Dr. Froehlich graduated from the Medical School at Wuerzburg University in Germany. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. He also holds a dual executive MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business Administration in Zurich, Switzerland and from the State University of New York at Albany.

David Bell

Mr. David Bell is Director of the Company. He currently serves as Corporate Vice President of Grifols S.A. and General Counsel of Grifols Inc. He joined Grifols when it entered the U.S. market in 2003. Prior to joining Grifols, Mr. Bell was General Counsel to Alpha Therapeutic Corporation following a 23-year career as a corporate litigator. Mr. Bell has been proposed for nomination by Grifols pursuant to its rights under the Governance Agreement entered into with us in August 2013 (the “Governance Agreement”). We believe that Mr. Bell is qualified to serve as a member of our Board because of his legal experience, experience in the pharmaceutical industry and the perspective he brings as an affiliate of one of our major shareholders.

Frederick Hudson

Mr. Frederick M. Hudson CPA is Independent Director of the Company. He retired as a partner in charge of the health care audit practice for the Washington-Baltimore business unit of the accounting firm of KPMG, LLP on January 1, 2006 after a 37-year career with the firm. Mr. Hudson is currently a director and audit committee chair of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and a director and compliance committee member of Maxim Health Care Services, Inc. He also has recently served in a board capacity with the Board of Financial Administration of the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, with the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Historical Society, and as director and audit committee chair of Educate, Inc. He is vice-chair and finance committee chair of the Board of Directors of GBMC Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliate, Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Mr. Hudson received a B.S. in Accounting from Loyola University Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant. We believe that Mr. Hudson’s extensive accounting and health care audit experience qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

John Siebert

Dr. John M. Siebert Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He is Founder and CEO of Compan Pharmaceuticals, a companion animal pharmaceutical company. From May 2014 to November 2015, Dr. Siebert was Chief Executive Officer of Chase Pharmaceuticals, a company conducting clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease based on a unique hypothesis. From 2010 to 2014, he was a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of New Rhein Healthcare Investors, LLC, a private equity group. From 2008 to 2010 he was Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Compan Pharmaceuticals. From May 2003 to October 2008, Dr. Siebert was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CyDex, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company. From September 1995 to April 2003, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of CIMA Labs Inc., a publicly traded drug delivery company, and from July 1995 to September 1995 he was President and Chief Operating Officer of CIMA Labs. From 1992 to 1995, Dr. Siebert was Vice President, Technical Affairs at Dey Laboratories, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company. From 1988 to 1992, he headed R&D and Quality Control at a division of Bayer Corporation. Prior to that, Dr. Siebert was employed by E.R. Squibb & Sons, Inc., G.D. Searle & Co., Gillette and The Procter & Gamble Company. Dr. Siebert holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Illinois Benedictine University, an M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Wichita State University and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Missouri. Dr. Siebert also serves on the boards of directors of Accu-Break Pharmaceuticals and Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Siebert is the Chairman of our Compensation Committee. He is also a member of both our Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Virgil Thompson

--

Igor Gonda

802,109

Nancy Pecota

605,334

Juergen Froehlich

738,831

David Bell

--

Frederick Hudson

--

John Siebert

--
As Of  31 Dec 2015