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Calithera Biosciences Inc (CALA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Susan Molineaux

63 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director

Curtis Hecht

46 2016 Senior Vice President - Business and Corporate Development

Christopher Molineaux

63 2013 Senior Vice President - Development

Keith Orford

45 2015 Senior Vice President, Clinical Development

Eric Sjogren

60 2010 Senior Vice President - Drug Discovery

Stephanie Wong

43 2017 Vice President - Finance, Secretary

Francesco Parlati

2012 Vice President - Research

Deepika Pakianathan

52 2017 Lead Independent Director

Sunil Agarwal

47 2015 Independent Director

Jonathan Drachman

55 2013 Independent Director

Jean George

59 2012 Independent Director

Suzy Jones

51 2016 Independent Director

Blake Wise

2017 Independent Director

H. Ward Wolff

68 2014 Independent Director

Jennifer McNealey

42 2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Susan Molineaux

Dr. Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D. serves as PPresident, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Director of the Company. Dr. Molineaux co-founded Proteolix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where she served as Chief Scientific Officer from 2003 to 2005, Chief Executive Officer from January 2006 to January 2009 and again as Chief Scientific Officer from February 2009 until Proteolix’s acquisition by Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in November 2009. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Molineaux served as Vice President of Biology at Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a drug development company. From 1999 to 2000, she served as Vice President of Biology at Praelux, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and from 1994 through 1999, she served as Vice President of Drug Development at Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From 1989 until 1994, she was a scientist in the Immunology group at Merck & Co. Dr. Molineaux currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Geron Corporation and Theravance Biopharma, Inc. and is a Scientific Advisor for Lightstone Ventures. Dr. Molineaux holds a B.S. in Biology from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.

Curtis Hecht

Mr. Curtis C. Hecht serves as Senior Vice President - Business and Corporate Development of the Company. Mr. Hecht has served as our Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development since April 2014. From September 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Hecht served as Vice President of Business Development at inVentiv Health, a global healthcare commercialization and consulting services company. Since March 2011, he has also served as a Partner at DNA Ink, a life sciences business development and licensing firm. From June 2002 to February 2011, Mr. Hecht served in a number of roles at Hoffman La-Roche Inc., including as Global Alliance Director from 2008 to 2011 and Director of Global Business Development from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Hecht received a B.S. in Chemistry from California State University, Sacramento and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Christopher Molineaux

Dr. Christopher J. Molineaux, Ph.D. serves as Senior Vice President - Development of the Company. Dr. Molineaux has served as our Senior Vice President of Development since April 2013. From March 2010 to March 2013, Dr. Molineaux served as the President of INDStrat LLC, a consulting firm. From July 2004 to November 2009, Dr. Molineaux served as Vice President of Development at Proteolix, Inc. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Molineaux served as Senior Director of Drug Development at FibroGen, Inc., a biotechnology company. From 1999 to 2000, he served as Research Manager of Toxicology at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development. From 1994 to 1999, Dr. Molineaux served as Senior Director of Pharmacology at Praecis. From 1991 to 1994, he served in staff scientist positions at Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Merck & Co. From 1985 to 1991, Dr. Molineaux served as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He received a B.S. in Zoology from University of Maryland, College Park, a Ph.D. in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from Johns Hopkins University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Keith Orford

Mr. Keith Orford, M.D. Ph.D. serves as Senior Vice President - Clinical Development of the Company. Dr. Orford joined Calithera in January 2015 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development. Prior to joining Calithera in January 2015, Dr. Orford was the Clinical Development Lead in the Immuno-Oncology and Combinations Development Performance Unit at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where he oversaw the clinical activities on multiple early stage clinical trials with targeted agents and novel immune-based therapies. Prior to GSK, Dr. Orford was at Merck, where he worked on early clinical development programs across oncology and other therapeutic areas. Previously, Dr. Orford was a Research Fellow and Instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) where he completed clinical training in Internal Medicine as well as postdoctoral work studying the epigenetic regulation of hematopoietic and embryonic stem cell differentiation. Dr. Orford received his undergraduate, M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgetown University.

Eric Sjogren

Dr. Eric B. Sjogren, Ph.D. serves as Senior Vice President - Drug Discovery of the Company. Dr. Sjogren has served as our Senior Vice President of Drug Discovery since June 2010. From 2003 to 2009, Dr. Sjogren was Vice President and Head of Medicinal Chemistry at Roche Palo Alto, LLC, where he directed a small molecule drug discovery team in the areas of inflammation, virology and central nervous system disorders. Dr. Sjogren received a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University.

Stephanie Wong

Ms. Stephanie Wong serves as Vice President - Finance and Secretary of the Companty. She served as our Vice President of Finance since April 2014 and was appointed as our Secretary effective January 2017. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Wong was at SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded, commercial-stage pharmaceutical company, most recently as Vice President, Finance and Controller. From 2008 to 2009, Ms. Wong was Senior Director, Finance at AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. From 2001 to 2008, Ms. Wong held various positions at Kosan Biosciences Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company until its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., most recently as Senior Director and Controller. Prior to that Ms. Wong worked as an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms. Wong received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

Francesco Parlati

Dr. Francesco Parlati, Ph.D. serves as our Vice President - Research since October 2012. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Parlati was Founder and Senior Director of Biology at Cleave Biosciences, a biotechnology company. Prior to that, Mr. Parlati held various scientific roles at California Institute of Technology, Proteolix Inc. and Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Parlati received a B.S. in Chemistry from Concordia University, a Ph.D. in Biology from McGill University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Deepika Pakianathan

Dr. Deepa R. Pakianathan, Ph.D. is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Pakianathan served as a member of our board of directors since September 2012. Since 2001, Dr. Pakianathan has served as a Managing Member at Delphi Ventures, a venture capital firm. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Pakianathan served as a Vice President in the healthcare group at JP Morgan Chase & Company. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Pakianathan served as a postdoctoral scientist in the Immunology Department at Genentech Corporation. Dr. Pakianathan currently serves on the board of directors of Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Oncomed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Pakianathan holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Wake Forest University, a B.Sc. from the University of Bombay, India and an M.Sc. from The Cancer Research Institute at the University of Bombay, India.

Sunil Agarwal

Mr. Sunil Agarwal, M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2015. Since April 2017, Dr. Agarwal has served as President of Research and Development at Juno Therapeutics, Inc., a biophamacetuical company. From September 2016 through March 2017, Dr. Agarwal served as a Partner at Soffinova Ventures. From August 2014 through August 2016, Dr. Agarwal served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was responsible for leading the company’s clinical development. Prior to Ultragenyx, Dr. Agarwal served in various leadership capacities at Genentech for 11 years. From January 2013 to June 2014 he held the position of Senior Vice President and Global Head of Clinical Development for OMNI (Ophthalmology, Metabolism, Neurosciences, Immunology and Infectious Diseases). From July 2009 to December 2012 Dr. Agarwal held the positions of Senior Vice President for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and Vice President for Rheumatology from July 2009 to December 2012. He also held the position of Vice President of Genentech Drug Safety from January 2009 to July 2009. From September 2003 to January 2009, Dr. Agarwal held positions of increasing responsibility in Genentech’s Immunology clinical organization, and was involved in the development oversight of multiple molecules including Raptiva, Rituxan, and ocrelizumab. Dr. Agarwal currently serves as a member of the board of directors of MyoKardia, Inc. Dr. Agarwal obtained a B.S. in Neuro-Biology from Cornell University and an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine.

Jonathan Drachman

Dr. Jonathan G. Drachman, M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as a member of our board of directors since December 2013. Since November 2004, Dr. Drachman has served in a number of roles at Seattle Genetics, Inc., most recently Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development since October 2013 and its Senior Vice President, Research and Translational Medicine from May 2010 to October 2013. From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Drachman served as a faculty member in the Hematology Division, Department of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, and as a Senior Investigator in the Division of Research and Education at the Puget Sound Blood Center. Dr. Drachman received a B.A. in Biochemistry from Harvard University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Washington.

Jean George

Ms. Jean M. George is an Independent Director of the Company. She served as a member of our board of directors since September 2012. Since February 2002, she has been a General Partner at Advanced Technology Ventures, a venture capital fund. From September 1998 to January 2002, Ms. George served as director of BancBoston Ventures, a venture capital fund. Ms. George currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Acceleron Pharma, Inc. and Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. George holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Maine and an M.B.A. from Simmons College Graduate School of Management.

Suzy Jones

Ms. Suzy Jones is an Independent Director of the Company. She served as a member of our board of directors since August 2016. Since September 2010, she has been the Founder and Managing Partner of DNA Ink, a boutique life sciences advisory firm. Prior to founding DNA Ink, Ms. Jones spent 20 years at Genentech in various roles in immunology research, product development managing cross functional teams for Rituxan and Avastin, and business development where she was Head of Non-Oncology Licensing and later Interim Head of Partnering and Head of Business Development. In 2010, she was named by Black Health Magazine as one of the, “Top 25 Most Influential African Americans in Healthcare, Medicine, Pharmaceutical and Food Industries.” Ms. Jones serves as a member of the board of directors of Patrys Limited, an ASX listed Australian biotechnology company. She received a B.S. degree in Biology from University of California, Santa Cruz.

Blake Wise

H. Ward Wolff

Mr. H. Ward Wolff is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wolff served as a member of our board of directors since December 2014. Mr. Wolff served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. from 2007 until his retirement in March 2017. Prior to Sangamo, Mr. Wolff was with Nuvelo, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer until its restructuring in August 2007. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance, of Abgenix, Inc. until April 2006 when Abgenix merged with Amgen Inc. Prior to joining Abgenix, Mr. Wolff held financial management positions in both public and private emerging growth companies, including serving as Senior Vice President and CFO of DoubleTwist, Inc., a life sciences company integrating genomic information and bioinformatics analysis tools. He began his career with Price Waterhouse, where he held a number of positions as a certified public accountant, including Senior Audit Manager. Mr. Wolff is a member of the board of directors of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From June 2006 until his appointment to Sangamo’s management team he was a member of Sangamo’s Board of Directors, serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Wolff received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.

Jennifer McNealey