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Prothena Corporation PLC (PRTA.OQ)

PRTA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lars Ekman

68 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gene Kinney

49 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Tran Nguyen

44 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Karin Walker

54 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Wagner Zago

45 2017 Chief Scientific Officer

Arthur Homan

58 2014 Chief Legal Officer

Carol Karp

65 2016 Chief Regulatory Officer

Richard Collier

64 2012 Independent Director

Shane Cooke

55 2012 Independent Director

K. Anders Harfstrand

61 2015 Independent Director

Christopher Henney

77 2013 Independent Director

Dennis Selkoe

74 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lars Ekman

Dr. Lars G. Ekman, M.D., Ph.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is an executive partner at Sofinnova Ventures, Inc. (a venture capital firm), a position he has held since 2008. Dr. Ekman is also Chairman of the Board of Sophiris Bio Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company), where he also served as President from 2011 to 2012. He also is Chairman of the Board of Amarin Corporation plc, serves as a director of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., served as a director of Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (from 2009 to 2015) and served as a director of InterMune Inc. (from 2006 to 2014). Dr. Ekman co-founded Cebix Incorporated, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2012. He was President of Research & Development at Elan Corporation, plc (from 2001 to 2007), where he also served as a director (from 2005 to 2012). From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Ekman was Executive Vice President, Research & Development at Schwarz Pharma AG. Prior to that, he held various senior positions at Pharmacia Corporation. Dr. Ekman is a board-certified surgeon with a Ph.D. in experimental biology, and has held several clinical and academic positions in both the United States and Europe. He earned his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Ekman has served on our Board since 2012.

Gene Kinney

Dr. Gene G. Kinney, Ph.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to that, he was our Chief Operating Officer for part of 2016, and prior to that he was our Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research and Development from 2012 to 2016. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Kinney held various positions with Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Senior Vice President of Pharmacological Sciences (from 2011 to 2012) and Vice President, Pharmacology (from 2009 to 2011) for Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc; and while in those positions, he also served as Head of Nonclinical Research for Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy R&D. From 2001 to 2009, Dr. Kinney was Senior Director, Head of Central Pharmacology and acting lead for Bioanalytics & Pathology at the Merck Research Laboratories, where he contributed to the strategic direction and oversight of drug discovery activities and led a number of non-clinical discovery and clinical development programs targeted for the treatment of neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Kinney also held positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and was an Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He earned his BA from Bloomsburg University and his MA and PhD from Florida Atlantic University.

Tran Nguyen

Mr. Tran B. Nguyen is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2013. Prior to joining the Company in 2013, he was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (from 2010 to 2011) and then Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company), from 2011 until its sale in 2013. Mr. Nguyen was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company) from 2009 until its sale in 2010. Mr. Nguyen serves on the board of directors of Sierra Oncology, Inc. (a publicly-traded clinical-stage oncology company) and Rain Therapeutics Inc. (a privately-held clinical-stage oncology company). He earned his BA in Economics and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Karin Walker

Ms. Karin L. Walker, CPA is Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company, since 2013. Prior to joining Prothena, Ms. Walker was Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Affymax, Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company), a position she held from 2012 to 2013. From 2009 to 2012, she was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller at Amyris Inc. (a biotechnology company). From 2006 to 2009, Ms. Walker was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller for CV Therapeutics, Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company). She also held senior financial leadership positions at Knight Ridder Digital, Accellion, Niku Corporation, Financial Engines, Inc. and NeoMagic Corporation. Ms. Walker earned her BS in business from the California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and is a certified public accountant.

Wagner Zago

Dr. Wagner Zago, Ph.D. is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Prior to that, since 2015, he was our Vice President, Head of Research. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Zago was our Head of Pharmacology and Neuropathology. From 2006 to 2012, he held various scientific positions at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc, performing research aimed at developing new therapeutics for central nervous system disorders and inflammation. While in these positions, from 2009 to 2013, Dr. Zago also served as a Scientist at Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, a Johnson & Johnson Company (a biopharmaceutical company). He earned his BS in Biomedicine from the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (Escola Paulista de Medicina), Brazil, and his MS and PhD (both in Pharmacology) from the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, and was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of California, San Diego and the Burnham Institute.

Arthur Homan

Mr. Arthur W. Homan is Chief Legal Officer of Prothena Corp Plc. Prior to joining Prothena, Mr. Homan was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Complete Genomics, Inc. (a laboratory services company), a position he held from 2012 until its sale in 2013. He was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Varian, Inc. (a scientific instruments company), from 1999 until it was acquired in 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Homan was Associate General Counsel at Varian Associates, Inc., and also worked at a leading San Francisco law firm. He earned BA from Virginia Tech and his JD (law degree) from the University of Virginia.

Carol Karp

Ms. Carol D. Karp is Chief Regulatory Officer of the Company, since 2016. Prior to joining Prothena, she was an independent regulatory consultant to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. From 2013 to 2014, Ms. Karp was Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (a biotechnology company), and from 2010 to 2013, she was Vice President, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management at Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, a Johnson & Johnson Company (a biopharmaceutical company). Previously, Ms. Karp held senior regulatory positions at Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, CV Therapeutics, Inc., PowderJect Technologies, VIVUS, Inc., Cygnus, Inc. and Janssen Pharmaceutica. She earned her BA in Biology from the University of Rochester, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees.

Richard Collier

Mr. Richard T. Collier is Independent Director of Prothena Corporation plc., since December 2012. He is the former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Elan Corporation, plc (a pharmaceutical company), a position he held from 2004 to 2010. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc., Pharmacia & Upjohn Company and Pharmacia Corporation (all pharmaceutical companies). Mr. Collier was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he taught drug and medical device law from 2004 to 2017. He also practiced law at two leading Philadelphia-based law firms and with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Collier earned both his B.A. and his J.D. (law degree) from Temple University. He has served on our Board since 2012.

Shane Cooke

Mr. Shane M. Cooke is Independent Director of Prothena Corporation plc., since December 2012. He is the former President of Alkermes plc (a biopharmaceutical company), a position he held from 2011 to 2018. Prior to that, he served as Head of Elan Drug Technologies and Executive Vice President of Elan Corporation, plc (from 2007 to 2011), where he also served as Chief Financial Officer (from 2001 to 2011) and as a director (from 2005 to 2011). Mr. Cooke has also held a number of senior positions in finance in the banking and aviation industries. He is also a director of Alkermes plc and Endo International plc. Mr. Cooke earned his Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Accounting degrees from University College Dublin, Ireland, and is a chartered accountant. He has served on our Board since 2012.

K. Anders Harfstrand

Dr. K. Anders O. Harfstrand, M.D. Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman of Härfstrand Consulting AG (a pharmaceutical/biotechnology consulting firm), which he founded in 2010. Dr. Härfstrand also served as Chief Executive Officer of BBB Therapeutics BV (a biopharmaceutical company) from 2014 to 2015. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer, Europe of Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd. (an agrichemicals company) from 2013 to 2014; President and Chief Executive Officer of Humabs BioMed SA (a biotechnology company) from 2011 to 2012; and Chief Executive Officer of Nitec Pharma AG (a biopharmaceutical company) from 2007 to 2010. Dr. Härfstrand serves as a director of Karolinski Development AB (a biopharmaceutical investment company). He also served in various executive and management roles at Serono, Pfizer and Pharmacia, and in non-executive roles on a number of Supervisory Boards in Europe. Dr. Härfstrand earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in neuropharmacology endocrinology from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He has served on our Board since 2015.

Christopher Henney

Dr. Christopher S. Henney, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Prothena Corporation plc., since March 2013. He is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and a member of the Board of Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 1995 to 2004, Dr. Henney served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Dendreon Corporation, a biotechnology company that he co-founded. He also co-founded and served as a director and in executive positions at both Immunex Corporation and ICOS Corporation. Dr. Henney was Chairman of the Board of Cascadian Therapeutics, Inc. (a biotechnology company) from 2006 to 2018, where he also served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer for part of 2016. He is a 2011 inductee to The Biotechnology Hall of Fame. Dr. Henney earned his B.Sc. in medical biochemistry, his Ph.D. in experimental pathology and his D.Sc. for contributions to the field of immunology from the University of Birmingham, England. He has served on our Board since 2013.

Dennis Selkoe

Dr. Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. He is the Vincent and Stella Coates Professor of Neurologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, positions he has held since 2000 and 1985, respectively. He has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School since 1978. Dr. Selkoe was the principal founding scientist and served as a director of Athena Neurosciences, Inc. until it was acquired by Elan Corporation, plc in 1996. He has received numerous honors, including the Mathilde Solowey Award in the Neurosciences (NIH), the Potamkin Prize (American Academy of Neurology), the A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine (The Netherlands), the Pioneer Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award (Alzheimer's Association), the George C. Cotzias Lecture of the American Academy of Neurology and the Ulysses Medal of University College Dublin. Dr. Selkoe is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American College of Physicians, an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a director of the Foundation for Neurologic Diseases. He served as a director of Elan from 1996 to 2013. Dr. Selkoe earned his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.D. from the University of Virginia. He has served on our Board since 2013.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Lars Ekman

526,938

Gene Kinney

5,148,240

Tran Nguyen

3,260,720

Karin Walker

--

Wagner Zago

--

Arthur Homan

2,479,620

Carol Karp

3,880,840

Richard Collier

509,000

Shane Cooke

509,437

K. Anders Harfstrand

495,938

Christopher Henney

505,375

Dennis Selkoe

509,062
As Of  31 Dec 2017