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OncoSec Medical Inc (ONCS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Avtar Dhillon

57 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Daniel O'Connor

2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sara Bonstein

37 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Sheela Mohan-Peterson

54 2015 Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Sharron Gargosky

52 2016 Chief Clinical and Regulatory Officer

Punit Dhillon

37 2018 Director

Gregory Mayes

48 2018 Director

James DeMesa

59 2011 Independent Director

Anthony Maida

66 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Avtar Dhillon

Dr. Avtar S. Dhillon, M.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of OncoSec Medical Incorporated., since March 10, 2011. Dr. Dhillon has served as the Chairman of our Board since March 2011. Previously, Dr. Dhillon was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Inovio Biomedical Corporation) (NASDAQ: INO) from October 2001 to June 2009, was President and CEO of Inovio from June 2009 until October 2009, was Executive Chairman until August 2011, and is Chairman since September 2011. During his tenure at Inovio, Dr. Dhillon led the successful turnaround of the company through a restructuring, acquisition of technology from several European and North American companies, and a merger with VGX Pharmaceuticals to develop a vertically integrated DNA vaccine development company with one of the strongest development pipelines in the industry. Dr. Dhillon led multiple successful financings for Inovio and concluded several licensing deals that included global giants Merck and Wyeth (now Pfizer). Prior to joining Inovio, Dr. Dhillon was vice president of MDS Capital Corp. (now Lumira Capital Corp.), one of North America’s leading healthcare venture capital organizations. In July 1989, Dr. Dhillon started a medical clinic and subsequently practiced family medicine for over 12 years. Dr. Dhillon has been instrumental in successfully turning around struggling companies and is influential as an active member in the biotech community. He was lead fund manager at MDS Capital Corp. structuring, launching, and funding Tekimira (NASDAQ: TKMR) and helped launch and fund Aspreva Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Galenica Ltd. for approximately $1 billion).

Daniel O'Connor

Mr. Daniel J. O'Connor, Esq., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. O'Connor brings more than 20 years of successful financing and licensing experience to OncoSec's Board of Directors, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Advaxis Immunotherapies. His appointment to the Company's Board is effective immediately. Most recently, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Advaxis Immunotherapies, Mr. O'Connor successfully turned around the company, raising more than $250 million in funding and transforming it into a patient-focused, leading cancer immunotherapy company. He was also instrumental in establishing major partnerships with companies that include Amgen Inc., Merck & Co. and Bristol Myers Squibb. In addition, under his leadership, the company advanced four new cancer immunotherapy drug candidates into clinical trials, as well as several PD-1 combination clinical studies with Keytruda® and Opdivo®. Previously, Mr. O'Connor was Senior Vice President for ImClone Systems where he supported the clinical development, launch, and commercialization of ERBITUX®, and the sale of the company to Eli Lilly in 2008. Mr. O'Connor served as General Counsel at PharmaNet (inventive Health) and was part of the senior leadership team that grew the company from a start-up contract research organization into a leader in clinical research. Mr. O'Connor is a 1995 graduate of the Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and currently serves as an Entrepreneur Trusted Advisor to its Dean. He graduated from the United States Marines Corps Officer Candidate School in 1988 and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marines, attaining the rank of Captain while serving in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. Mr. O'Connor is currently the Vice Chairman of BioNJ and was a former New Jersey criminal prosecutor.

Sara Bonstein

Ms. Sara M. Bonstein is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Ms. Bonstein has extensive experience in leading biotech companies. While at Eli Lilly & Company, Ms. Bonstein was a Six Sigma Champion and Black Belt, leading multiple projects relating to clinical research, project management, finance, manufacturing, and commercial sales. Prior to her Six Sigma role, Ms. Bonstein held positions of increasing responsibility at ImClone (which was acquired by Eli Lilly in 2008) including Director of Development Finance where she led all budget and forecast activities for preclinical, clinical and manufacturing research and development. While at Advaxis, she established a strong track record of achieving corporate objectives and streamlining business operations, was responsible for the overall leadership and management of its operations, including corporate finance, investor relations, business development, IT, facilities, legal and human resources and was named the NJBIZ 2016 CFO of the Year for Healthcare for her work. Ms. Bonstein holds a B.S. in Finance from The College of New Jersey, an M.B.A from Rider University and is a graduate of Johnson & Johnson’s Financial Leadership Development Program.

Sheela Mohan-Peterson

Ms. Sheela Mohan-Peterson , JD, M S, is Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of OncoSec Medical Incorporated. Ms. Mohan-Peterson has served as our Chief Legal and Compliance Officer since August 2015. She was previously our General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since joining the Company in September 2014. Before joining the Company, Ms. Mohan-Peterson was most recently a Senior Patent Counsel at Merck & Co., Inc. She also held patent counsel positions at several companies, including Schering-Plough Biopharma, DNAX Research Institute, Incyte Genomics, and Roche Bioscience. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, her Master’s Degree in biology from Rutgers University, and her law degree from Peninsula (now Lincoln) University (CA).

Sharron Gargosky

Dr. Sharron Gargosky is the Chief Clinical and Regulatory Officer of the Company. Dr. Gargosky has served as our Chief Clinical and Regulatory Officer since September 2016. She was previously a consultant for the Company in the role of Head of Clinical Development and Operations since February 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Gargosky was the Chief Technical and Operations Officer of Prima BioMed Ltd., an Australian-based global biotechnology company. Before joining Prima Biomed, Dr. Gargosky served in positions of increasing clinical and scientific responsibility at biopharmaceutical companies including Pulse Health LLC, Hyperion Therapeutics, Medicis, and Pharmacia. She has also consulted on pharmaceutical drug and biologic development as a member of ILMU Consulting LLC. Dr. Gargosky received her Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide, Australia and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

Punit Dhillon

Mr. Punit S. Dhillon is Director of OncoSec Medical Incorporated. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dhillon was formerly Vice President of Finance and Operations at Inovio from September 2003 until March 2011. In his management experience, Mr. Dhillon has raised over $160 million through multiple financings and several out-licensing deals including early stage deals with Merck and Wyeth (now Pfizer). Mr. Dhillon was responsible for implementation of Inovio’s corporate strategy. He was also instrumental to the successful in-licensing of key intellectual property and a number of corporate transactions, including the acquisition and consolidation of Inovio AS, a Norwegian DNA delivery company, and the merger and post-merger integration with VGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Dhillon’s management experience spans corporate finance, M&A, integration, successful in-licensing of key intellectual property, strategy implementation, corporate transactions with industry, and collaborations with leading academic institutions across the globe. Mr. Dhillon is currently a board member of Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TSXV: EMH), a TSX Venture Exchange listed company. Mr. Dhillon has also previously been a consultant and board member for several TSX Venture Exchange listed early stage life science companies, which matured through advances in their development pipelines and subsequent M&A transactions. Prior to joining Inovio, Mr. Dhillon worked for a corporate finance law firm as a law clerk. From September 1999 to July 2002, he worked with MDS Capital Corp. (now Lumira Capital Corp.) as an intern analyst. Mr. Dhillon is an active member in his community and places great value on helping future leaders overcome challenges through mentorship and education and is a co-founder and board member of Young Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad (YELL), a not-for-profit and charity organization based in Canada.

Gregory Mayes

Mr. Gregory T. Mayes serves as Director of the company. Mr. Mayes has served as the president, chief executive officer, founder and a member of the board of directors of Engage Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, since January 2017. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Mayes served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Advaxis, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company focused on developing immuno-oncology therapies for patients with hard-to-treat cancers. Mr. Mayes also served as a member of the board of directors of Advaxis from March 2016 to April 2017. Prior to joining Advaxis, Mr. Mayes served as executive vice president of Dendreon, a leading pioneer in the field of immuno-oncology research and development. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Mayes was the president and general counsel of Unigene Laboratories, Inc. where he primarily led out-licensing efforts for the company’s novel oral peptide drug delivery platform. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Mayes served as vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer at ImClone Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company. Mr. Mayes has also served as senior counsel at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and in private practice at Morgan Lewis LLP. He earned his B.S. degree from Syracuse University and a J.D. degree from the Temple University School of Law

James DeMesa

Dr. James Michael DeMesa, M.D., is Independent Director of OncoSec Medical Incorporated., since February 3, 2011. Dr. DeMesa has been a practicing physician and has served as a senior executive with several international pharmaceutical and biotech companies, both public and private, in the areas of corporate management, regulatory affairs, and pre-clinical and clinical pharmaceutical and medical device product development. In addition to OncoSec, Dr. DeMesa is currently on the Boards of Directors of Induce Biologics, a regenerative medicine company, and Integene International, a gene-therapy company. In August 2008, Dr. DeMesa retired from his role as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Migenix Inc., a public biotechnology company focused on infectious and neurodegenerative diseases. From 1997 to 2001, he was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of GenSci Regeneration Sciences Inc., a public biotech company involved in regenerative medicine (now part of Integra LifeSciences, NASD: IART). During his tenure at these two companies, Dr. DeMesa led the acquisition of several technologies and companies and completed multiple strategic partnership transactions with companies such as J&J, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, and Cadence Pharmaceuticals. He also led multiple successful financings totaling over $150 million. From 1992 to 1997, he was Vice President, Medical and Regulatory Affairs at Biodynamics International, Inc. (now part of RTI Surgical, NASD: RTIX), and from 1989 to 1992 was Vice President, Medical and Regulatory Affairs of Bentley Pharmaceuticals (now part of Teva Pharmaceuticals). Dr. DeMesa is a co-founder of CommGeniX, a medical communications company, and MedXcel, a medical education company. Dr. DeMesa attended the University of South Florida where he received his B.A. (Chemistry), M.D., and M.B.A. degrees and did his medical residency at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of two books and speaks regularly to companies and organizations throughout North America.

Anthony Maida

Dr. Anthony E. Maida, III, Ph.D., MA, MBA, is Independent Director of OncoSec Medical Inc., since June 21, 2011. On June 21, 2011, Dr. Maida has served as a director on the Board of Directors of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since December 2003 and currently serves as the chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Placement Committee, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and Product Acquisition Committee. He is currently Senior Vice President—Clinical Research at Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc., a company focused on the development of therapeutic DC cell based vaccines to treat patients with cancer. Currently, Dr. Maida serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee of Vitality Biopharma, Inc. Dr. Maida has been the Chairman of DendriTherapeutics, Inc., a startup company focused on the clinical development of therapeutic vaccines for patients with cancer, since 2003 and as Principal of Anthony Maida Consulting International since 1999, providing consulting services to large and small biopharmaceutical firms in the clinical development of oncology products and product acquisitions and to venture capital firms evaluating life science investment opportunities. Recently, Dr. Maida was Vice President of Clinical Research and General Manager, Oncology, worldwide for PharmaNet, Inc. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Replicon NeuroTherapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the therapy of patients with tumors (both primary and metastatic) of the central nervous system, where he successfully raised financing from both venture capital and strategic investors and was responsible for all financial and operational aspects of the company from June 2001 to July 2003.

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