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Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc (RARE.OQ)

RARE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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19 Sep 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Welch

60 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Emil Kakkis

57 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Shalini Sharp

43 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Karah Parschauer

40 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Dennis Huang

53 2016 Chief Technical Operations Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Kassberg

57 2016 Chief Business Officer, Executive Vice President

John Pinion

52 2016 Chief Quality Operations Officer and Executive Vice President Analytical Sciences and Research

Camille Bedrosian

65 2018 Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President

William Aliski

70 2011 Independent Director

Deborah Dunsire

55 2017 Independent Director

Lars Ekman

68 2016 Independent Director

Matthew Fust

53 2014 Independent Director

Michael Narachi

58 2015 Independent Director

Clay Siegall

57 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Welch

Mr. Daniel G. Welch is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Welch has served as a member of our Board since April 2015 and Chairman of the Board since June 2015. Mr. Welch is currently self-employed as a biotechnology advisor. Mr. Welch was an Executive Partner at Sofinnova Ventures, a biopharmaceutical venture capital firm, from January 2015 through January 2018. Prior to Sofinnova, Mr. Welch served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of InterMune, a biotechnology company, from May 2008 to October 2014, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of InterMune and a member of its board of directors from September 2003 to May 2008. From August 2002 to January 2003, Mr. Welch served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Triangle Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. From October 2000 to June 2002, Mr. Welch served as president of the pharmaceutical division of Elan Corporation, PLC. Mr. Welch currently serves as chairman of the board of AveXis, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, and also serves on the boards of directors of Seattle Genetics, Inc. and Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., both of which are publicly traded biotechnology companies. Mr. Welch previously served on the boards of directors of Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, from 2012 through its acquisition in 2015, as well as Corium International, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from 2007 through 2014. Mr. Welch holds a B.S. from the University of Miami and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina. We believe that Mr. Welch is a strong operating executive with operational and strategic expertise in the global pharmaceutical market, whose experience contributes valuable insight to the Board.

Emil Kakkis

Dr. Emil D. Kakkis, M.D., Ph.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Kakkis is our founder and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board since our inception in April 2010. Prior to Ultragenyx, Dr. Kakkis served from September 1998 to February 2009 in various executive capacities, and ultimately as Chief Medical Officer, at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Kakkis then served as a development consultant to BioMarin from 2009 through 2010. Dr. Kakkis is also Founder, and serves as President, of EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, a non-profit organization he started in 2009 to accelerate biotechnology innovation for rare diseases. Dr. Kakkis is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Medical Genetics. He holds a B.A. in Biology from Pomona College and received combined M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the UCLA School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program where he received the Bogen prize for his research. We believe that Dr. Kakkis possesses specific expert knowledge of genetics and rare diseases and operational experience in the life sciences sector that qualify him to serve on our Board.

Shalini Sharp

Ms. Shalini Sharp is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Sharp has served as our Executive Vice President since January 2016 and our Chief Financial Officer since May 2012. Between May 2012 and January 2016, she served as our Senior Vice President. Prior to Ultragenyx, Ms. Sharp served in various executive capacities, and ultimately as Chief Financial Officer, of Agenus Inc., a biotechnology company, from August 2003 until May 2012. Prior to Agenus, Ms. Sharp held strategic planning and corporate finance roles and ultimately served as chief of staff to the chairman of the board at Elan Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company, from August 1998 to August 1999 and September 2001 to August 2003. Prior to Elan, Ms. Sharp was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, specializing in pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Ms. Sharp has also served as a board member of Agenus since May 2012 and of Array BioPharma Inc. since April 2017. Ms. Sharp holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Karah Parschauer

Ms. Karah Parschauer is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Parschauer has served as our General Counsel and Executive Vice President since June 2016. Prior to Ultragenyx, Ms. Parschauer served in various executive capacities, and most recently as Vice President, Associate General Counsel, at Allergan plc, a pharmaceutical company, from June 2005 until June 2016. Prior to Allergan, Ms. Parschauer was an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, where she practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and corporate governance. Ms. Parschauer holds a B.A. in Biology from Miami University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Dennis Huang

Mr. Dennis Huang is Chief Technical Operations Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Huang has served as our Executive Vice President since January 2016 and our Chief Technical Operations Officer since May 2015. Between May 2015 and January 2016, he served as our Senior Vice President. Prior to Ultragenyx, Mr. Huang served as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain at InterMune, Inc., a biotechnology company, from August 2013 to March 2015. Prior to InterMune, Mr. Huang served as Vice President of Biologic Manufacturing and Development at Allergan, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, from May 2006 to August 2013. Mr. Huang holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

Thomas Kassberg

Mr. Thomas Kassberg is Chief Business Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Kassberg has served as our Executive Vice President since January 2016 and our Chief Business Officer since November 2011. Between November 2011 and January 2016, he served as our Senior Vice President. Prior to Ultragenyx, Mr. Kassberg worked as Vice President of Business Development at Corium International, Inc., a biotechnology company, from July 2010 until October 2011. Prior to his work at Corium International, Inc., Mr. Kassberg worked as an independent consultant in corporate development and business strategy and consulted with a number of companies from March 2009 to June 2010, including Corium International, Inc. and Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel antibiotics. Before becoming a consultant, Mr. Kassberg worked at Proteolix, Inc., a biotechnology company subsequently acquired by Onyx Pharmaceuticals, from January 2008 until February 2009, where he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Kassberg holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Gustavus Adolphus College and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

John Pinion

Mr. John R. Pinion, II., is Chief Quality Operations Officer and Executive Vice President Analytical Sciences and Research of the Company. Mr. Pinion has served as our Chief Quality Officer and Executive Vice President of Translational Sciences since September 2017. Between January 2016 and September 2017, he served as our Executive Vice President of Analytical Sciences and Research, and between July 2015 and September 2017, as our Chief Quality Operations Officer. Between July 2015 and January 2016, he served as our Senior Vice President of Analytical Sciences and Research. Prior to Ultragenyx, Mr. Pinion served in various roles with increasing responsibilities at Genentech, a pharmaceutical company, between 2005 and June 2015, including his most recent position as the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Quality and Compliance for Roche/Genentech Pharma Technical Operations from October 2009 to July 2015. Mr. Pinion holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of West Virginia.

Camille Bedrosian

Dr. Camille L. Bedrosian, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of the company. he has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer since January 2018. Prior to Ulqtragenyx, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from May 2008 to January 2018. Between September 2002 and April 2008, she served as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company. From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Bedrosian served in the Clinical Research and Development Department of Wyeth/Genetics Institute, Inc., most recently as Senior Director, Oncology/Hematology. From 1986 to 1997, she was a Fellow, an Associate, and then Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Bedrosian received her B.A. degree from Harvard University/Radcliffe College in Chemistry, her M.S. in Biophysics from M.I.T., and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

William Aliski

Mr. William E. Aliski is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Aliski has served as a member of our Board since January 2011. Mr. Aliski has served as a commercial consultant for early-stage orphan disease companies, including Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from October 2016 to March 2017, Clementia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from December 2015 to January 2017, OxThera, from January 2015 through April 2015, Prosensa during 2014, Adimab LLC from November 2013 until December 2013, NPS Pharmaceuticals from April 2013 through December 2014, Fidelity Biosciences from August 2012 until December 2012 and Enobia Pharma from September 2011 until March 2012. Before that, Mr. Aliski served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of FoldRx Pharmaceuticals, a rare disease company that is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., from June 2009 until March 2011, as Director of Simon Kucher Partners, a global consulting firm, from January 2008 until June 2009, and as General Manager of BioMarin Europe at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc. from December 2005 until January 2008. Mr. Aliski received a B.S. in Economics and a Master of Social Planning from Boston College and an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. We believe that Mr. Aliski is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the life sciences industry, membership on various boards of directors, and his leadership and management experience.

Deborah Dunsire

Dr. Deborah L. Dunsire, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Dunsire has served as a member of our Board since April 2017. Dr. Dunsire previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Xtuit Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company, from January 2017 to March 2018. Prior to her position at Xtuit, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc., a private pharmaceutical company, a position she held from July 2013 to May 2016. Prior to FORUM, Dr. Dunsire worked for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, as a corporate officer from June 2010 to June 2011 and a director from June 2011 to June 2013. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, between 2005 and 2008, when it was acquired by Takeda, and then as President and Chief Executive Officer of Millenium: The Takeda Oncology Company after the acquisition between 2008 and 2013. Prior to Millenium, Dr. Dunsire held various roles of increasing responsibility at Novartis Pharma AG between 1988 and 2005. Dr. Dunsire previously served as a director of Allergan, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, between December 2006 and April 2015. She currently serves as a board member of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. She obtained an MBBCh from the University of the Witwatersrand. We believe that Dr. Dunsire is qualified to serve on our Board due to her extensive experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, including service as the chief executive officer of pharmaceutical companies, which gives her the skills to provide us with operational and strategic insights.

Lars Ekman

Dr. Lars G. Ekman, M.D., Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board since March 2016. He has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is currently an executive partner at Sofinnova, a venture capital firm, where Dr. Ekman has served as executive partner since March 2008. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Amarin Corporation plc, Chairman of the Board of Sophiris Bio Inc., Chairman of the Board of Prothena Corporation plc and also serves as a director of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Ekman previously served on the boards of directors of Elan Corporation plc from 2007 through 2013, InterMune Inc. from 2006 through 2013 and Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. from 2013 through 2015. From October 2008 to 2011 he served as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cebix Inc., a C-peptide replacement therapy company. He was Executive Vice President and President of Global Research and Development at Elan Corporation plc, from January 2001 to December 2007. Prior to joining Elan, he was Executive Vice President, Research and Development at Schwarz Pharma AG from February 1997 to December 2000, and prior to that was employed in a variety of senior scientific and clinical functions at Pharmacia, now Pfizer Inc. 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 obtained his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. We believe that Dr. Ekman is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the life sciences industry, and particularly his research and development expertise, as well as his membership on various boards of directors in the biotechnology industry.

Matthew Fust

Mr. Matthew K. Fust is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board since January 2014. He is a board member and advisor to life sciences companies. Mr. Fust retired as Executive Vice President of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where he served from January 2009 until January 2014. From May 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Fust served as Chief Financial Officer at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Fust served as Chief Financial Officer at Perlegen Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at ALZA Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, where he was an executive from 1996 until 2002. From 1991 until 1996, Mr. Fust was a manager in the healthcare strategy practice at Andersen Consulting. Mr. Fust serves on the board of directors of Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc., Dermira, Inc., and MacroGenics, Inc., which are publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies. He also served on the board of directors of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from May 2005 to May 2017. Mr. Fust received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe that Mr. Fust is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the life sciences industry, his financial experience and ability to be our “audit committee financial expert,” and his service as a director of other public biopharmaceutical companies.

Michael Narachi

Mr. Michael A. Narachi is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Narachi has served as a member of our Board since February 2015. Mr. Narachi currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of biotechnology company Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., a position he has held since March 2009. Orexigen filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in March 2018. Previously, Mr. Narachi served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ren Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biotechnology company, from November 2006 to March 2009. In 2004, Mr. Narachi retired as an officer and Vice President of Amgen Inc., a leading therapeutics company, where he served as General Manager of Amgen’s Anemia Business from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Narachi joined Amgen in 1984 and held various senior positions throughout the organization over a 20-year career including: Vice President of Development and Representative Director for Amgen Japan; Head of Corporate Strategic Planning; Chief Operations Officer of Amgen BioPharma; and Vice President, Licensing and Business Development. He served as General Manager of Amgen’s Anemia Business from 1999 to 2003 until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Narachi currently serves as chair of the Emerging Companies Section Governing Board of BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. He previously served as the chairman of the board of directors of Celladon Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company, from October 2013 to March 2016, and as a director of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company, from November 2006 to April 2014. Mr. Narachi received a B.S. in Biology and an M.A. degree in Biology and Genetics from the University of California at Davis. He received an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles.

Clay Siegall

Dr. Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Siegall has served as a member of our Board since January 2014. Dr. Siegall currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Seattle Genetics, Inc., a biotechnology company. Dr. Siegall co-founded Seattle Genetics in 1997. Prior to Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall worked for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute from 1991 to 1997 and the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health from 1988 to 1991. In addition to Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall serves as a director of Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. Dr. Siegall also served as a director of Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, from January 2013 to December 2016. Dr. Siegall received a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University. We believe that Dr. Siegall is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the life sciences industry and his role as Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded biotechnology company, both of which give him the skills to provide strategic leadership to our Company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Daniel Welch

358,574

Emil Kakkis

6,684,900

Shalini Sharp

2,642,720

Karah Parschauer

2,700,910

Dennis Huang

4,242,540

Thomas Kassberg

2,331,660

John Pinion

1,919,330

Camille Bedrosian

--

William Aliski

341,074

Deborah Dunsire

819,634

Lars Ekman

328,074

Matthew Fust

346,074

Michael Narachi

331,074

Clay Siegall

329,574
As Of  31 Dec 2017