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Coherus BioSciences Inc (CHRS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dennis Lanfear

62 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Frederic Viret

52 2014 Chief Financial Officer

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56 2014 Chief Technology Officer

Alan Herman

70 2011 Chief Scientific Officer

Vincent Anicetti

63 2018 Chief Quality and Compliance Officer

Barbara Finck

71 2013 Chief Medical Officer

Mats Wahlstrom

64 2012 Lead Independent Director

Samuel Nussbaum

69 2018 Director

Christos Richards

60 2011 Director

James Healy

53 2014 Independent Director

V. Bryan Lawlis

66 2014 Independent Director

Ali Satvat

40 2014 Independent Director

Mary Szela

55 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Dennis Lanfear

Mr. Dennis M. Lanfear is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. He is our co-founder and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since our inception in September 2010. Mr. Lanfear previously was President of InteKrin Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2005 to May 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Lanfear served in various senior leadership roles at Amgen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company from 1986 to 1999. While at Amgen, Mr. Lanfear had key leadership positions in the Process Development department, which under his management became an area of key strategic advantage for Amgen. Mr. Lanfear has also held senior leadership roles in several product development programs including those for growth factors, somatotrophins and neurotrophins and directed efforts from preclinical studies to Phase 3 clinical trials at Amgen. Mr. Lanfear holds B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. We believe Mr. Lanfear is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his background and various leadership roles in the biopharmaceutical field.

Jean-Frederic Viret

Dr. Jean-Frederic Viret, Ph.D., is Chief Financial Officer of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. Previously, Dr. Viret was Chief Financial Officer at diaDexus, Inc., a cardiovascular diagnostics company, from February 2012 to September 2014. Prior to that, Dr. Viret was Chief Financial Officer at XDx, Inc. (now CareDx, Inc.), a privately held molecular diagnostics company, from December 2009 to January 2012. From March 2009 to December 2009, Dr. Viret served as the President of JV Consulting, a private consulting firm that provided accounting, public company compliance and other financial consulting services to technology companies. Prior to that time, Dr. Viret served in various capacities at Anesiva, Inc. (previously known as Corgentech Inc.), a public biopharmaceutical company, most recently as a finance consultant from February 2009 to May 2009. Dr. Viret served as Anesiva’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2008 to February 2009 and as its Vice President, Finance from August 2006 to February 2008. Dr. Viret held various positions in finance in Anesiva from December 2002 to August 2006 and at Tularik Inc. from March 2000 to November 2002. He held various positions in the business assurance services of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from September 1997 to March 2000. Dr. Viret has served on the board of trustees of the International School of the Peninsula in Palo Alto, California since September 2011, where he is a member of the finance and investment committees, and was a member of the audit committee through June 2015. Dr. Viret received a B.S. in Engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, an M.B.A. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I). He was a visiting fellow at Harvard University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Mr. Peter K. Watler, Ph.D., is Chief Technology Officer of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. Dr. Watler also has served as our Senior Vice President of Process Sciences since March 2012. Dr. Watler was previously the Principal Consultant and Chief Technology Officer of Hyde Engineering Consulting, a global process system design and consulting organization, from January 2007 to May 2012. Previously, Dr. Watler also held various process engineering roles at VaxGen, a biopharmaceutical company, serving as its Vice President of Manufacturing Operations from January 2006 to January 2007 and Senior Director of Manufacturing from August 2002 to December 2005. Prior to that, Dr. Watler worked at Amgen as an Associate Director of Pilot Plant Engineering from June 2000 to August 2002 and an Engineer and Manager from June 1990 to June 2000. Dr. Watler received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Yamaguchi University.

Alan Herman

Dr. Alan C. Herman, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. Dr. Herman previously founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of WindRose Analytica, Inc., a contract analytical laboratory. In May 2009, WindRose Analytica was acquired by Althea Technologies, Inc., a biologic manufacturing company. Dr. Herman served as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Product Development at Althea Technologies from May 2009 to April 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Herman served as Senior Director of Quality Control for Tercica, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. In 1989, Dr. Herman joined Amgen where he started and served in the Analytical Research and Development Department until May 2009. In 1984, he joined Genentech where he worked first in process development and later in pharmaceutics. During his time at Genentech, Dr. Herman worked on a number of products, including human growth hormone, tissue plasminogen activator and interferon. Dr. Herman started his career at Merck, where he worked on a recombinant hepatitis B vaccine. Dr. Herman received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He received a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Duke University and did his post-doctoral work in oncogenic virus structure at Duke University Medical Center under Dr. Dani Bolognesi.

Vincent Anicetti

Mr. Vincent Anicetti is Chief Quality and Compliance Officer of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc.and served as our Executive Vice President of Quality and Compliance from June 2014 to March 2018. Mr. Anicetti previously served as Executive Director of Quality of Boehringer Ingelheim, a pharmaceutical company, from February 2013 to May 2014. Prior to that, from June 2006 to September 2011, Mr. Anicetti served as Vice President of Biologics Quality at Genentech, a biotechnology corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Anicetti served as Vice President of Portfolio Management and Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs at Genentech. Since August 2011, Mr. Anicetti is also an Industry Professor at the Keck Graduate Institute, a private graduate school. Mr. Anicetti has a M.S. in Biological Sciences from San Francisco State University and currently serves on the board of directors of the San Francisco State University Foundation in San Francisco, California.

Barbara Finck

Dr. Barbara K. Finck, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. She served as Senior Vice President from July 2012 to July 2013. Dr. Finck previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of NKT Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from September 2010 to July 2012. Prior to that, from June 2007 to June 2010, Dr. Finck served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer at Osprey Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to that, Dr. Finck served as an executive for various biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Finck has a B.S. in Physiological Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received her M.D. and post-doctorate training in internal medicine and rheumatology from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine.

Mats Wahlstrom

Mr. Mats Wahlstrom is Lead Independent Director of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. He currently serves as the Executive Chairman of KMG Capital Partners, LLC, where he has been a senior leader since April 2012, Chairman of Triomed AB since October 2016, Chairman of Surefire Medical, Inc. since January 2017 and Chairman of Caduceus Medical Holdings, Inc. since August 2010. He has served on the boards of directors of Alteco Medical AB since October 2012, Empirican Group, Inc. since July 2016 and PCI | HealthDev since August 2010. He served as a director of Health Grades, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed healthcare ratings company, from March 2009 through its sale to a private equity firm in October 2010, and as a director of Zynex Inc., an over-the-counter medical device manufacturer, from October 2010 through January 2014. From January 2004 to December 2009, Mr. Wahlström served as co-CEO of Fresenius Medical Care North America and a member of the management board at Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA. From November 2002 to December 2009, he served as President and CEO of Fresenius Medical Services, which operated more than 1,700 dialysis clinics in the U.S. Prior to joining Fresenius Medical Care in 2002, he held various positions at Gambro AB in Sweden, including President of Gambro North America and Chief Executive Officer of Gambro Healthcare Inc. as well as Chief Financial Officer of the Gambro Group. Mr. Wahlström has a B.S. degree in Economics and Business Administration from University of Lund, Sweden.

Samuel Nussbaum

Dr. Samuel Nussbaum, M.D. is Director of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. He currently serves as a Strategic Consultant to EBG Advisors, consulting arm for Epstein Becker and Green, where he advises life science companies, health care systems and provider organizations. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Sandbox Industries, a health care venture fund and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. From 2000 until 2016, Dr. Nussbaum served as Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy, and Chief Medical Officer for Anthem. In that role, he was the key spokesperson and policy advocate and oversaw clinical strategy and corporate medical and pharmacy policy. Prior to joining Anthem, Dr. Nussbaum served as executive vice president, Medical Affairs and System Integration of BJC Health Care. Dr. Nussbaum had a 20-year academic career at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he led the Clinical Endocrine Group Practice. Dr. Nussbaum received his B.A. from New York University and his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Stanford University and Massachusetts General Hospital and in endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Nussbaum is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, an adjunct professor at the Olin School of Business, Washington University and a Senior Fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. Dr. Nussbaum was selected as a director because of his significant experience and background in the health care policy industry.

Christos Richards

Mr. Christos Richards is Director of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. Mr. Richards has been partner at Catalyst Advisors, LLC, an executive search firm, since January 2014 and currently serves as an advisor to the UCSF Office of Innovation, Technology & Alliances. Prior to that, from October 1998 to January 2014, Mr. Richards held positions of increasing responsibility at Levin & Company, Inc. an executive search and consulting firm. From January 2009 to January 2014, Mr. Richards served as Chief Executive Officer of Levin & Company, Inc. Mr. Richards served as a Principal of Stanton Chase International from July 1996 to October 1998. From 1987 to July 1996, Mr. Richards founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Career Connection/Nexium Inc. Mr. Richards was educated in Switzerland and is fluent in German and Swiss German. Mr. Richards brings to the board experience in the recruitment of numerous executive level professionals, including a diverse range of C-level and VP-level executives.

James Healy

Dr. James I. Healy, M.D., Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. Dr. Healy has been a General Partner of Sofinnova Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm, since June 2000. Prior to this, Dr. Healy held various positions at Sanderling Ventures, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (as successor to Miles Laboratories) and ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Healy is currently on the board of directors of Ascendis Pharma A/S, Edge Therapeutics, Inc., Natera, Inc., NuCana plc, Obseva SA and several private companies. Previously, he served as a board member of Amarin Corporation plc, Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Auris Medical Holding AG, Durata Therapeutics, Inc., InterMune, Inc., Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc., KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Movetis NV and a number of private companies. Dr. Healy holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the Stanford University School of Medicine and holds a B.A. in Molecular Biology and a B.A. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

V. Bryan Lawlis

Dr. V. Bryan Lawlis, Jr., Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. He has served on our board of directors since May 2014 and prior to that he served as the chairman of our Scientific Advisory Board from November 2012 until he joined the board in May 2014. Since August 2011 he has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Itero Biopharmaceuticals, LLC, a privately held limited liability holding company which has held the assets of Itero Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., or Itero Biopharmaceuticals, since August 2011. Dr. Lawlis co-founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Itero Biopharmaceuticals, from 2006 until it discontinued operations in August 2011. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aradigm Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, from August 2004, and served on its board of directors from February 2005, continuing in both capacities until August 2006. Dr. Lawlis served as Aradigm Corporation’s President from June 2003 to August 2004 and as its Chief Operating Officer from November 2001 to June 2003. Previously, Dr. Lawlis co-founded Covance Biotechnology Services, Inc., a contract biopharmaceutical manufacturing company, served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 1999, and served as Chairman from 1999 to 2001 when it was sold to Diosyth RTP, Inc., a division of Akzo Nobel, NV. From 1981 to 1996, Dr. Lawlis was employed at Genencor, Inc., a biotechnology company, and Genentech. His last position at Genentech was Vice President of Process Sciences. Dr. Lawlis has served on the boards of directors of two privately held companies, Sutro Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. since 2003 and Reform Biologics, LLC since February 2014. He has also served on the boards of directors at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company since June 2007 and Geron Corporation, a public biopharmaceutical company, since March 2012.

Ali Satvat

Mr. Ali J. Satvat is Independent Director of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. Mr. Satvat joined KKR in January 2012 and is a Member of KKR on the Health Care industry team within KKR’s Americas Private Equity platform. Mr. Satvat leads KKR’s Health Care Strategic Growth investing efforts and sits on the Health Care Strategic Growth Investment Committee and the Health Care Strategic Growth Portfolio Management Committee. Mr. Satvat has also served as a member of the boards of directors of publicly held PRA Health Sciences since September 2013 and several privately held organizations, including AcuFocus, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Blue Sprig Pediatrics, BridgeBio Pharma, Cohera Medical, Slayback Pharma and Trilogy MedWaste. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Satvat was a Principal with Apax Partners, where he invested in health care from 2006 to 2012 and was actively involved with many of the firm’s successful private equity and growth equity investments. Previously, Mr. Satvat held various positions with Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Audax Group and The Blackstone Group. Mr. Satvat holds an A.B. in History and Science from Harvard College and an M.B.A. in Health Care Management and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Satvat also serves on the board of directors of the Healthcare Private Equity Association.

Mary Szela

Ms. Mary T. Szela is Independent Director of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. In January 2018, Ms. Szela was named Chief Executive Officer and President of Surefire Medical, Inc. and currently serves on its board of directors. Mats L. Wahlström, a member of our Board of Directors, currently serves as Chairman of Surefire Medical, Inc. From January 2016 to November 2016, Ms. Szela served as Chief Executive Officer of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and served on its board of directors. In November 2016, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. merged with QLT Inc. to form Novelion Therapeutics Inc., where, until November 2017, Ms. Szela served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors. Ms. Szela served as the Chief Executive Officer of Melinta Therapeutics, Inc., an antibiotic development company, from April 2013 to August 2015. She has also served on the board of directors of Melinta from January 2013 to August 2015, Receptos, Inc. from June 2014 to July 2015, Novo Nordisk from March 2014 to March 2017 and Suneva Medical, Inc. from July 2012 to 2017. Previously, Ms. Szela joined Abbott Laboratories in 1987 and held several leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing from January 2010 to May 2012 and Senior Vice President of U.S. Pharmaceuticals from September 2008 to December 2009. Prior to Abbott, Ms. Szela worked for the University of Illinois Hospital. Ms. Szela earned a B.S. in Nursing and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Dennis Lanfear

2,661,290

Jean-Frederic Viret

1,081,460

.. ..

971,522

Alan Herman

1,188,150

Vincent Anicetti

--

Barbara Finck

1,148,910

Mats Wahlstrom

415,032

Samuel Nussbaum

--

Christos Richards

361,282

James Healy

386,282

V. Bryan Lawlis

398,782

Ali Satvat

371,282

Mary Szela

373,782
As Of  31 Dec 2017