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MEI Pharma Inc (MEIP.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christine White

65 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Daniel Gold

62 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brian Drazba

54 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

David Urso

52 2014 Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel

Robert Mass

60 2011 Chief Medical Officer

Charles Baltic

55 2011 Independent Director

Kevan Clemens

72 2014 Independent Director

Nicholas Glover

48 2013 Independent Director

Thomas Reynolds

57 2012 Independent Director

William Rueckert

64 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Christine White

Dr. Christine Anna White, M.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. she was appointed Chairman of the Board in December 2015. She was with Biogen Idec from 1996 to 2005, most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, where she played an integral role in the development and commercialization of Rituxan® and Zevalin®. Previously, she served as the Director of Clinical Oncology Research and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospitals in La Jolla and Encinitas, California. Dr. White serves as a member of the board of directors of Arena Pharmaceuticals since 2006. She previously served as a member of the board of directors at Genoptix Medical Laboratory, Monogram Biosciences and Pharmacyclics Inc. Dr. White earned her B.A. in Biology and her M.D. from the University of Chicago and is Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Daniel Gold

Dr. Daniel P. Gold, Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of MEI Pharma, Inc. From October 2009 to April 2010, Dr. Gold joined the Company with approximately 25 years of drug discovery and development experience, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prospect Therapeutics, a mid-stage oncology company. Prior to his tenure at Prospect, Dr. Gold was founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Favrille, where he was an integral member of a team that advanced the company’s lead oncology candidate through a pivotal Phase III clinical trial. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hope Funds for Cancer Research. Dr. Gold’s academic qualifications include Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, at the Harvard School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Cancer Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Pathology/Immunology from Tufts University, Boston and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California Los Angeles.

Brian Drazba

Mr. Brian G. Drazba has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of the Company, effective June 30, 2017. Mr. Drazba, has more than 25 years of experience in financial management. From October 2013 to March 2017, Mr. Drazba was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Heron Therapeutics, Inc., a commercial-stage biotechnology company. From June 2009 to December 2012, Mr. Drazba was Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company. ISTA Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Bausch + Lomb, Inc. in June 2012. From 1992 to 2009, Mr. Drazba held various positions of increasing responsibility within Insight Health Corp., most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to his tenure at Insight Health Corp., Mr. Drazba was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Drazba is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California and received a B.A. degree in accounting from the University of San Diego.

David Urso

Mr. David M. Urso is a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel of MEI Pharma, Inc., since March 2014. Mr. Urso joined MEI Pharma with more than two decades of experience in the life science industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Tioga Pharmaceuticals, a privately held drug development company he co-founded in 2005. Previously, he was a Principal at Forward Ventures, where he was responsible for identifying and developing life science venture capital investments. Prior to joining Forward Ventures in 2002, Mr. Urso was Director of Corporate Development and Legal Affairs at DNA Sciences, Inc. Previously, he worked as an attorney in the corporate securities and licensing groups at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP and Cooley Godward LLP, after beginning his career as a bench scientist at SmithKline Beecham and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Mr. Urso received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in molecular biology and philosophy from Reed College.

Robert Mass

Dr. Robert D. Mass, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the MEI Pharma, Inc. Dr. Mass has more than 20 years of experience as a medical oncologist in both clinical practice and clinical drug development. He held a number of leadership positions at Genentech from 1998 to 2009, most recently as Head of Medical Affairs, BioOncology, a position created to strategically integrate and optimize all of the non-sponsored clinical programs within the company’s oncology portfolio. He also served on the Executive Development Review Committee at Genentech, which was responsible for the review and approval of all sponsored clinical programs across the company’s therapeutic portfolio. Previously he served as clinical science leader for Herceptin from 1999 to 2002, Tarceva from 2002 to 2003, and Avastin, currently the leading oncology therapeutic worldwide, from 2003 to 2007. Prior to joining Genentech, he practiced Hematology and Medical Oncology from 1988 to 1998. After leaving Genentech, Dr. Mass served as a consultant for several oncology companies, including MEI Pharma from October 2010 until his appointment as Chief Medical officer in June 2011. Dr. Mass consulted for Stem CentRx, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, on a part-time basis, as its acting Chief Medical Officer until his resignation on December 31, 2014. Dr. Mass earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University and his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of California-San Francisco and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Charles Baltic

Mr. Charles V. Baltic, III, is an Independent Director of Mei Pharma Inc. Mr. Baltic has been a Managing Director and Co-Head of Healthcare at Needham & Company, LLC since 2009. Prior to joining Needham, Mr. Baltic was a Managing Director and head of the biotechnology practice at CRT Capital Group from 2006 to 2008. From 2001 to 2006, he served as a Managing Director in Healthcare Investment Banking at Wachovia Securities. Prior to Wachovia, he was with Healthcare Investment Banking at Cowen and Company for six years, ultimately serving as a Director in life sciences. Prior to beginning his investment banking career in 1996, Mr. Baltic practiced corporate and securities law with the firm of Dewey Ballantine, representing numerous healthcare and securities clients. Mr. Baltic is also a founding Trustee of the non-profit Hope Funds for Cancer Research since 2006, as well as a Director of the non-profit trade association Life Science Washington (formerly the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association) since 2013, and a Director of SIDIS, Inc., a life sciences investment holding company, since 2014. Mr. Baltic is a former member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Growth Companies from 2014 through 2015 and a former Director of MedVantage Inc. from 2006 through 2008, a controlling interest of which was acquired in 2007 by BP Informatics, Inc., a consortium of the Blues Plans of Massachusetts, North Carolina, Florida, Arkansas and Illinois, and which was ultimately acquired in 2011 by IMS Health. Mr. Baltic earned his B.A and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University and a M.B.A. degree in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevan Clemens

Dr. Kevan E. Clemens, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has a long and distinguished career in the pharmaceutical industry, highlighted by 25 years at Labratorios Syntex SA and Hoffman-La Roche in a number of development, sales and marketing positions. As Executive Vice President, Business Director at Roche, he was responsible for the blockbuster Global Oncology franchise, including its strategic plans, development and marketing. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Global Head of Specialty Care, Vice President, Global Head of Project Management and Vice President, Global Head of Clinical Operations for North and South America. Dr. Clemens served on the board of directors of Chelsea Therapeutics International from 2004 until its acquisition by H. Lundbeck A/S in June 2014. He also served on the board of directors of Kosan Biosciences from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Clemens obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University College London.

Nicholas Glover

Dr. Nicholas R. Glover, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of MEI Pharma, Inc. He is currently President & Chief Executive Officer of ProNAi Therapeutics Inc., a publicly held (NASDAQ: DNAI) drug development company advancing targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer. Prior to joining ProNAi, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of YM BioSciences ,an oncology drug development company, from November 2010 until its acquisition by Gilead Sciences for $510 million in February 2013. Previously, Dr. Glover was President and Chief Executive Officer of Viventia Biotech, a biopharmaceutical company involved in the discovery and development of monoclonal antibody-based technologies for the treatment of cancer, which he joined after serving as an investment manager for MDS Capital, a life sciences venture capital firm. Dr. Glover holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, U.K., a M.Sc. in chemistry from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Thomas Reynolds

Dr. Thomas C. Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Mei Pharma Inc. He has been President of Two Paddles Consulting LLC since December 2013, providing consulting services to biotechnology companies. Dr. Reynolds currently serves as an independent director of Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIL; TSX: TR), a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, since March 2014. Previously, he served as Chief Medical Officer of Seattle Genetics from March 2007 until his retirement in February 2013. While at Seattle Genetics, he was responsible for building and leading an integrated clinical development, regulatory and medical affairs organization, highlighted by the development and approval of ADCETRIS®. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Reynolds served at ZymoGenetics (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2010), most recently as Vice President, Medical Affairs, where he oversaw the clinical development and regulatory filing of RECOTHROM®. Previously, he was Vice President, Clinical Affairs at Targeted Genetics, and before that was at Somatix Therapy (acquired by Cell Genesys in 1997). Dr. Reynolds received his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics from Stanford University and a B.A. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College.

William Rueckert

Mr. William Dodge Rueckert is an Independent Director of MEI Pharma, Inc. Mr. Rueckert was previously a director of MEI Pharma between March 2007 and March 2009. Mr. Rueckert joined the board of Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH), a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology, in December 2014. Mr. Rueckert was a director of Novogen Limited between March 2009 and December 2012, serving as its non-executive chairman beginning in October 2010. Mr. Rueckert was until June 2014, a director of Chelsea Therapeutics, Inc. when following approval of its drug, Northera, the company was sold to H. Lundbeck A/S. Mr. Rueckert is the President of Oyster Management Group LLC, an investment fund specializing in community banks. Since July, 2011, Mr. Rueckert has been a director of Fairfield County Bank, a community bank based in Ridgefield, CT. From 1988 to 2006 he was President and Director of Rosow & Company and its affiliates, a private investment firm based in Connecticut. From 1981 until 1988, he was President of United States Oil Company, a publicly traded oil exploration company. Among his many civic affiliations, Mr. Rueckert is Director and President of the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Co-Chairman of the Board of the Trustees of Teachers College, Columbia University and a trustee of the Y Retirement Fund, a national pension fund for YMCA employees.

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