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Galectin Therapeutics Inc (GALT.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marc Rubin

62 2016 Chairman of the Board

Peter Traber

61

Jack Callicutt

48 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Harold Shlevin

66 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Secretary

Eliezer Zomer

68 2000 Executive Vice President - Manufacturing and Product Development

J. Rex Horton

45 2013 Executive Director - Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

James Czirr

62 2016 Director

Gilbert Amelio

73 2009 Independent Director

Kevin Freeman

54 2011 Independent Director

Arthur Greenberg

68 2009 Independent Director

John Mauldin

65 2011 Independent Director

Gilbert Omenn

75 2014 Independent Director

Steven Prelack

57 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marc Rubin

Dr. Marc Rubin, M.D., is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was an Lead Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Rubin is executive chairman of the board of directors of Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and served as its president and chief executive officer from October 2007 to January 2009. Until February 2007 Dr. Rubin served as head of global research and development for Bayer Schering Pharma and as a member of the executive committee of Bayer Healthcare and the board of management of Bayer Schering Pharma. Prior to the merger of Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Schering AG in June 2006, Dr. Rubin was a member of the executive board of Schering AG since joining the company in October 2003, as well as chairman of Schering Berlin Inc. and president of Berlex Pharmaceuticals, a division of Schering AG. From 1990 until August 2003 Dr. Rubin was with GlaxoSmithKline where he held positions of increasing responsibility in global clinical and commercial development, overseeing programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, holding the position of senior vice president, discovery medicine and clinical pharmacology at the time of his departure to Schering AG. Dr. Rubin holds an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He is a member of the board of directors of Curis Inc., and formerly served on the board of directors of Medarex, Inc., now a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. He also serves as a board member in a number of privately held pharmaceutical companies and non-profit organizations.

Peter Traber

Dr. Peter G. Traber, M.D., is no longer President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Director of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., effective December 14, 2017. Dr. Traber is President Emeritus, and from 2003 to 2008 was President and Chief Executive Officer, of Baylor College of Medicine. From 2000 to 2003 he was Senior Vice President Clinical Development and Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of GlaxoSmithKline plc. Dr. Traber was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TerraSep, LLC, a Mountain View, CA biotechnology company. He also has served as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, as well as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and was named as a director of NeoStem, Inc. (Nasdaq:NBS) in 2015. Dr. Traber received his M.D. from Wayne State School of Medicine and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. We believe that Dr. Traber is best situated to sit on our Board of Directors because, in addition to serving as our Chief Executive Officer and President as well as serving as our Chief Medical Officer, he brings extensive industry and company-specific experience and expertise to the Company.

Jack Callicutt

Mr. Jack W. Callicutt is Chief Financial Officer of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., since July 1, 2013. From August 2012 through June 2012, Mr. Callicutt was the Chief Financial Officer of REACH Health, Inc., a telemedicine technology company headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. From April 2010 through August 2012, Mr. Callicutt was the Chief Financial Officer of Vystar Corporation, a publicly-traded company that holds proprietary technology to remove antigenic proteins from natural rubber latex. Prior to that Mr. Callicutt was Chief Financial Officer of IVOX, Inc., Tikvah Therapeutics and Corautus Genetics, a publicly-traded biotechnology company which was developing gene therapy for treatment of cardiovascular disease. Mr. Callicutt previously spent more than fourteen years in public accounting, most recently as a senior manager at Deloitte, where he specialized in technology companies from 1989 to 2003. Mr. Callicutt is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated with honors from Delta State University with a B.B.A. in accounting and computer information systems

Harold Shlevin

Dr. Harold H. Shlevin is Chief Operating Officer, Secretary of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., since October 1, 2012. Dr. Shlevin previously had been employed at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advanced Technology Development Center as Principle and Manager of bioscience commercialization efforts since November 2009, where he has assisted faculty in identifying technology worthy of commercialization, catalyzed formation of new start-up bioscience companies, and mentored new company management. From October 2008 to November 2009, he served as Head of Operations and Commercial Development for Altea Therapeutics Corporation, an advanced drug delivery company focused on the delivery of therapeutic levels of water-soluble biotherapeutics and small drugs through the skin. At Altea, he was responsible for pharmaceutical research and development, clinical research, regulatory affairs, engineering, clinical and commercial manufacturing, quality assurance, information technology, facility operations and finance. From July 2006 to September 2008, Dr. Shlevin served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tikvah Therapeutics, Inc., a start-up pharmaceutical enterprise focused on later-stage development of neuroscience therapeutics. From May 2000 to January 2006, he served as President and CEO of Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US). In January 2006, he was promoted to a global senior Vice President role within Solvay Pharmaceuticals, SA and member of the Board of Solvay Pharmaceuticals, SA.

Eliezer Zomer

Dr. Eliezer Zomer is an Executive Vice President - Manufacturing and Product Development of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., since 2000. Prior to joining our Company, Dr. Zomer had been the founder of Alicon Biological Control, where he served from November 2000 to July 2002. From December 1998 to July 2000, Dr. Zomer served as Vice President of Product Development at SafeScience, Inc. and Vice President of Research and Development at Charm Sciences, Inc. from June 1987 to November 1998. Dr. Zomer received a B. Sc. degree in industrial microbiology from the University of Tel Aviv in 1972, a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts in 1978, and undertook a post-doctoral study at the National Institute of Health.

J. Rex Horton

Mr. J. Rex Horton is an Executive Director - Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., since January 15, 2013. Mr. Horton most recently was Director of Regulatory Affairs at Chelsea Therapeutics, where he successfully led the organization through its first NDA filing and favorable FDA Advisory Committee Meeting. In past leadership roles at Solvay Pharmaceuticals and Abbott Laboratories, he led approval efforts for key products including Androgel® Stickpack, Creon® Capsules and Luvox® CR Capsules. He has also provided chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) regulatory leadership and support of INDs and NDAs, including Estrogel® and Androgel® Pump. Mr. Horton was a member of the executive leadership team that successfully implemented solutions to significant regulatory issues encountered by Solvay in its interactions with the FDA. Mr. Horton earned his Bachelor’s degree in industrial/manufacturing & systems engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), Drug Information Association (DIA) and American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

James Czirr

Mr. James C. Czirr is Director of the Company. He was Executive Chairman of the Board of Galectin Therapeutics Inc. He is a co-founder of l0X Fund, L.P. and is a managing member of 10X Capital Management LLC, the general partner of 10X Fund, L.P. Mr. Czirr was a co-founder of Galectin Therapeutics in July 2000. Mr. Czirr was instrumental in the early stage development of Safe Science Inc., a developer of anti-cancer drugs; served from 2005 to 2008 as Chief Executive Officer of Minerva Biotechnologies Corporation, a developer of nano particle bio chips to determine the cause of solid tumors; and was a consultant to Metalline Mining Company Inc., now known as Silver Bull Resources, Inc., (AMEX: SVBL), a mineral exploration company seeking to become a low cost producer of zinc. Mr. Czirr received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan. We believe that Mr. Czirr is best situated to sit on our Board of Directors and serve as Chairman of the Board because he is the director who was a co-founder of the Company and is very familiar with our business and industry, and capable of effectively identifying sources of capital as well as strategic priorities.

Gilbert Amelio

Dr. Gilbert F. Amelio is an Independent Director of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., since February 2009. He began his career at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Since January 1, 2012, Dr. Amelio has provided consulting and advisory services through GFA, LLC, a California limited liability company. He was a Senior Partner of Sienna Ventures (a privately-held venture capital firm in Sausalito, California) from April 2001 until the fund closed per plan on December 31, 2011. Dr. Amelio was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jazz Technologies, Inc. (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Tower Semiconductor Ltd., an independent specialty wafer foundry) from August 2005 until his retirement in September 2008 (when he was named Chairman Emeritus). Dr. Amelio was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Beneventure Capital, LLC (a full-service venture capital firm in San Francisco, California) from 1999 to 2005 and was Principal of Aircraft Ventures, LLC (a consulting firm in Newport Beach, California) from April 1997 to December 2004. Dr. Amelio was elected a Director of AT&T in February 2001 and had previously served as an Advisory Director of AT&T (then known as SBC Communications Inc.) from April 1997 to February 2001. He served as a Director of Pacific Telesis Group from 1995 until the company was acquired by AT&T in 1997. Prior to 1997, he served as Chairman, President and CEO of National Semiconductor (1991-1996) and Apple Computer (1996-1997). We believe Dr. Amelio’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors includes his executive leadership and management experience, as well as his extensive experience with global companies, his financial expertise and his years of experience providing strategic advisory services to organizations.

Kevin Freeman

Mr. Kevin D. Freeman is an Independent Director of Galectin Therapeuctics Inc., since May 2011. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is Chief Executive Officer of Cross Consulting and Services, LLC, an investment advisory and consulting firm founded in 2004. He is also author of a New York Times best-selling book about the stock market and economy. Formerly he was Chairman of Separate Account Solutions, Inc. and held several offices at Franklin Templeton Investment Services from 1991 to 2000. He holds a B.S. in business administration from University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. We believe Mr. Freeman’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors includes his extensive financial expertise and his years of experience providing financial advisory services.

Arthur Greenberg

Mr. Arthur R. Greenberg is an Independent Director of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., since August 2009. He has more than 40 years in the semiconductor equipment and materials industries. He is the President, Founder and owner of Prism Technologies, Inc. since 1983, which provides professional sales and marketing services as well as business development and consulting services. Mr. Greenberg is a member of the board of UV Tech Systems, a designer and manufacturer of equipment used to fabricate semiconductor devices. Previously, he has been a founder of several successful companies in Silicon Valley and was the first President of SEMI, North America, a semiconductor equipment and materials industry trade association representing the interests, including public policy, of all SEMI members doing business in North America. Mr. Greenberg is also a member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army of Santa Clara County. Mr. Greenberg received his B.S.B.A. degree in Business Administration from Henderson State University. We believe Mr. Greenberg’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors includes his executive leadership and management experience, as well as his extensive experience with business development.

John Mauldin

Mr. John F. Mauldin is an Independent Director of Galectin Therapeuctics Inc. Mr. Mauldin is President of Millennium Wave Advisors LLC, an investment advisory firm founded in 1999, and a registered representative of Millennium Wave Securities, LLC, a FINRA registered broker-dealer which was founded in 2003. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of the American Bureau of Economic Research. He has many publications on investments and financial topics, including a New York Times bestseller and articles in the Financial Times and The Daily Reckoning, and has been a frequent guest on CNBC, Yahoo Tech Ticker and Bloomberg TV. He holds a B.A. from Rice University and a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. We believe Mr. Mauldin’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive financial management and advisory experience.

Gilbert Omenn

Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D. Ph.D. is Independent Director of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., effective September 23, 2014. Dr. Omenn served on the board of directors of Amgen Inc. for 27 years and of Rohm & Haas Company for 22 years. He currently serves on the boards of Esperion Therapeutics Inc., Etubics Corp., and OncoFusion Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Omenn is Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health and Director of the university-wide Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan where he leads major research programs in proteomics and integrative biomedical informatics. Dr. Omenn served as executive vice president for medical affairs and as chief executive officer of the University of Michigan Health System from 1997 to 2002. Prior to this, he was the dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and professor of medicine at the University of Washington. He is the author of more than 530 research papers and scientific reviews and author/editor of 18 books. Dr. Omenn received his B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University, M.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Washington. We believe Dr. Omenn’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive executive leadership and management experience in the medical industry and his continuing cutting-edge research.

Steven Prelack

Mr. Steven Prelack is an Independent Director of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., since April 2003. He is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VetCor, which owns and operates 133 veterinary hospitals across the country. Mr. Prelack has held that position since May 2010. Mr. Prelack is also currently a Director and Audit Committee Chair for Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a developer of Anticalin products utilized in cancer treatment. Mr. Prelack formerly served as Director and Audit Committee Chair for BioVex from 2007 through 2009. Mr. Prelack, a Certified Public Accountant, received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1979 and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. We believe Mr. Prelack’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors is evidenced by his extensive executive leadership experience, as well as his many years serving in senior financial management roles.

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