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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

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Vincent Anicetti

64 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Peter Watler

56 2014 Chief Technology Officer

Vladimir Vexler

61 2018 Chief Scientific Officer

Barbara Finck

71 2013 Chief Medical Officer

Thomas Fitzpatrick

2019 Chief Legal Officer

Darlene Horton

57 2019 Chief Medical and Regulatory Affairs Officer

Mats Wahlstrom

65 2012 Lead Independent Director

Christos Richards

60 2011 Director

James Healy

54 2014 Independent Director

V. Bryan Lawlis

67 2014 Independent Director

Samuel Nussbaum

70 2018 Independent Director

Ali Satvat

41 2014 Independent Director

Mary Szela

56 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.

Vincent Anicetti

Mr. Vincent Anicetti is Chief Operating Officer of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. from may 2018. He served as our Chief, Quality and Compliance Officer from March 2018 to May 2018 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.

Peter Watler

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.

Vladimir Vexler

Dr. Vladimir Vexler Ph.D is Chief Scientific Officer of the company. Dr. Vexler served as our Senior Vice President of Translational & Development Sciences since June 2016, and our Vice President, Preclinical Development since January 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Vexler was a Senior Research Leader, Biotherapeutics at Hoffman-La Roche, where he acted as Global scientific leader for nonclinical safety of biotherapeutics and chaired Roche pRED Global Biotherapeutics Safety Team since December 2009. Dr. Vexler began his career as a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Radiology at UCSF. Dr. Vexler received his M.A. in Chemistry from Lomonosov Moscow State University and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Chemical Physics, Academy of Science, Moscow.

Barbara Finck

Dr. Barbara K. Finck, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the company. 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.

Thomas Fitzpatrick

Mr. Thomas Fitzpatrick is Chief Legal Officer of the company. Mr. Fitzpatrick brings more than 20 years of executive-level legal experience to his role as leader of Coherus' legal and compliance departments, reporting directly to Coherus President and CEO, Denny Lanfear. Mr. Fitzpatrick will serve as a member of the Company's executive leadership team and be involved in all legal matters. Prior to Coherus, Fitzpatrick was an equity partner in Thomas Fitzpatrick national and international law firms representing technology and life science companies. Earlier in his career, Fitzpatrick was a Deputy District Attorney in San Mateo, California. He earned his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Darlene Horton

Dr. Darlene Horton M.D. is Chief Medical and Regulatory Affairs Officer of the company. Dr. Horton recently was Chief Executive Officer of TulangCo, Inc., and Chief Medical Officer at SMC Biotechnology. Previously, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nile Therapeutics, Inc., and Vice President and Co-Chair, Joint Steering Committee between Itero and Allergan, and Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Itero Biopharmaceuticals. Prior to that, she was Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Research and Medical Affairs, Senior Vice President, Clinical Research and Member of Corporate Executive Team at Scios, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson company), where she also was Head, CV Therapeutic Area Center of Excellence.

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. (DBA TriSalus Life Sciences) 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. We believe Mr. Wahlström is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive management and director experience in the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

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. We believe Mr. Richards is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors based on his extensive senior management experience and expertise.

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 Investments (formerly Sofinnova Ventures, Inc.), a biotech investment 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, Natera, Inc., Obseva SA, Y-Mab Therapeutics, Inc. and Iterum Therapeutics PLC. Previously, he served as a board member of Amarin Corporation plc, Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Auris Medical Holdings AG, Durata Therapeutics, Inc., Edge Therapeutics, Inc., CoTherix, Inc., InterMune, Inc., Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. and several 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. We believe Dr. Healy is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive experience investing and working in the pharmaceuticals industry and extensive service on the boards of directors of other life sciences companies.

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.

Samuel Nussbaum

Dr. Samuel Nussbaum, M.D. is Director of the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. Dr. Nussbaum currently serves as a Strategic Consultant to EBG Advisors and a Senior Advisor to Sandbox Industries. 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. From 2000 until 2016, Dr. Nussbaum served as Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy, and Chief Medical Officer for Anthem. 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. We believe Dr. Nussbaum is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors based on his extensive experience in the health care industry.

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 served as a member of the boards of directors of Eidos Therapeutics, Inc. since June 2018, PRA Health Sciences, Inc. from September 2013 to April 2018 and several privately held organizations. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Satvat was a Principal with Apax Partners, where he invested in health care from 2006 to 2012. 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. We believe Mr. Satvat is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors based on his extensive investment experience in the health care industry.

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. (TriSalus LifeSciences) 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. (TriSalus LifeSciences). 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 Kura Oncology, Inc. since October 2018, 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. We believe Ms. Szela is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of her extensive management experience and expertise in pharmaceutical company operations.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Dennis Lanfear

3,919,780

Jean-Frederic Viret

1,478,210

Vincent Anicetti

1,818,680

Peter Watler

971,522

Vladimir Vexler

1,355,160

Barbara Finck

1,548,500

Thomas Fitzpatrick

--

Darlene Horton

--

Mats Wahlstrom

229,784

Christos Richards

174,784

James Healy

199,784

V. Bryan Lawlis

212,284

Samuel Nussbaum

439,562

Ali Satvat

184,784

Mary Szela

187,284
As Of  31 Dec 2018