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Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc (RIGL.OQ)

RIGL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Raul Rodriguez

58 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dean Schorno

55 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Dolly Vance

54 2010 Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Anne-Marie Duliege

59 2016 Executive Vice President- Chief Medical Officer

Eldon Mayer

57 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Joseph Lasaga

44 2016 Senior Vice President - Business Development and Alliance Management

Esteban Masuda

57 2016 Senior Vice President - Research

Bradford Goodwin

64 2007 Independent Director

Keith Katkin

47 2015 Independent Director

Brian Kotzin

70 2017 Independent Director

Gregg Lapointe

60 2017 Independent Director

Gary Lyons

67 2005 Independent Director

Walter Moos

64 1997 Independent Director

Jane Wasman

62 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Raul Rodriguez

Mr. Raul R. Rodriguez was appointed President and Chief Executive Office and a member of the Board of Directors in November 2014. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Office and a member of the Board of Directors in November 2014. Until then, he had served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2010. He joined us as Vice President, Business Development in April 2000, became our Senior Vice President, Business Development and Commercial Operations in December 2002 and became our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2004. From 1997 to March 2000, he served as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Operations for Ontogeny, Inc., a biotechnology company. From 1994 to 1997, he served as the Executive Director, Business Development and Market Planning for Scios, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Rodriguez held various positions at G.D. Searle & Company, a pharmaceutical company. In these companies, Mr. Rodriguez held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of business development and planning. After earning his Bachelor's degree from Harvard College, Mr. Rodriguez went on to earn his Masters of Public Health at the University of Illinois and subsequently received his M.B.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dean Schorno

Mr. Dean L. Schorno is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the RIGEL PHARMACEUTICALS.INC. Mr. Schorno was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in May 2018. Mr. Schorno joined Rigel from 23andMe, Inc., the leading consumer genetics and research company, where he has been CFO since 2015. Before joining 23andMe, Mr. Schorno was CFO of Adaptive Biotechnologies (Seattle, WA) and Genomic Health (Redwood City, CA). During this time, he led financial operations through periods of significant business and commercial growth which included significant financing and commercial transaction activity. Mr. Schorno began his career in finance at an international accounting firm in San Francisco, CA before starting his own consultancy in 1991. A certified public accountant, Mr. Schorno is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BS, Business Administration) and Golden Gate University (MS, Taxation).

Dolly Vance

Ms. Dolly A. Vance is Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since May 2010. Ms. Vance has served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since May 2010. Ms. Vance joined Rigel in September 2000 as Rigel's first in-house counsel and served in ascending leadership roles until her current position. Ms. Vance played critical roles in Rigel's transformation to a commercial stage pharmaceutical company. Until September 2000, she was a partner at the law firm of Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert LLP (now Dorsey & Whitney LLP). Prior to law school she worked in various research laboratories, including the laboratory of Norman Davidson at California Institute of Technology. She holds a Bachelor's degree from University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Anne-Marie Duliege

Dr. Anne-Marie Duliege M.D., M.S., is no longer Executive Vice President- Chief Medical Officer of the Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., effective August 31, 2019. She has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer since March 2016. Prior to joining Rigel, Dr. Duliege was Chief of Strategic Development and Head of Immuno-oncology at ChemoCentryx, Inc. From 2004 to 2013, Dr. Duliege was at Affymax Inc., initially as Vice President, Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs, and then as Chief Medical Officer. At Affymax, she grew the Clinical Development organization and successfully managed the development of its first marketed product through international clinical studies, resulting in NDA approval by the FDA. In that role, she was responsible for working closely with the FDA on product label and post-marketing requirements, as well as the strategy and implementation of significant post-launch epidemiological studies. She was also responsible for providing critical pipeline development results in support of the Affymax initial public offering and follow-on public offerings, led a major partnership with Takeda, Inc. and contributed to business development projects. Before Affymax, Dr. Duliege worked at Chiron and Genentech. Dr. Duliege received her Doctorate of Medicine, her certification in Pediatrics, and an M.S. in Biostatistics from Paris Medical School, and an M.S. in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford's School of Medicine and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She also serves on the board of the CIRM, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Eldon Mayer

Mr. Eldon C. Mayer, III serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the RIGEL PHARMACEUTICALS.INC. He was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer in October 2016. Prior to joining Rigel, Mr. Mayer successfully led the commercial strategy function at Questcor Pharmaceuticals, a Specialty BioPharma company that focused on serious, ultra-rare diseases. As head of commercial operations, Mr. Mayer launched a drug in many new indications, building out a specialty commercial team from 10 to nearly 500 people and growing annual sales to over $1 billion. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility at a number of biopharma companies including Schering-Plough, ALZA, Chiron, and Connetics, in functional areas including strategic planning, marketing, sales, market research/analytics, operations and finance. Mr. Mayer serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., Promet Therapeutics LLC and the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association. Mr. Mayer holds a BS in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA in Marketing from Syracuse University.

Joseph Lasaga

Mr. Joseph Lasaga is Senior Vice President - Business Development and Alliance Management of the company. He was appointed Vice President, Business Development and Alliance Management in October 2016 and was made Senior Vice President, Business Development and Alliance Management in January 2019. Prior to rejoining Rigel, Mr. Lasaga was Vice President, Business Development and Alliance Management at Galena Biopharma, Inc., where he was responsible for managing corporate and business development strategy and activities. From 2010 until 2014, Mr. Lasaga was Director, and later named Senior Director, Business Development at Nektar Therapeutics, where he led licensing activities, managed key alliances and structured research collaborations. He began his career at Rigel in 1998, working in research before moving into business development, most recently as Associate Director. In that role, he served as the alliance manager for all of Rigel's partners, was an integral member of the negotiating team for Rigel's outlicensing of fostamatinib to AstraZeneca in early 2010, and managed all other aspects of business development. Mr. Lasaga graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Molecular Biology and earned his M.B.A. in Marketing from San Francisco State University.

Esteban Masuda

Mr. Esteban Masuda, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Research of the company. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Research in September 2016. Before being named to that position, Dr. Masuda held the title of Senior Vice President, Immunology since 2013. He joined Rigel as a scientist in 1998. He has worked on and led numerous drug discovery projects in inflammatory and allergic diseases, and served as the first project leader of the program that led to the discovery of fostamatinib. His work has resulted in: moving several product candidates into clinical development; establishing various corporate partnerships; producing 57 publications; and issuing 49 U.S. patents. Prior to joining Rigel, Dr. Masuda spent seven years at DNAX Research Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology in cytokine biology. He received a B.S. in biochemistry from University of California, Riverside and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from Hiroshima University, Japan.

Bradford Goodwin

Mr. Bradford S. Goodwin is Independent Director of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since January 2007. Mr. Goodwin joined us as a director in January 2007. Mr. Goodwin is currently CEO of CharlestonPharma, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Goodwin's prior public company board service includes NeurogesX from August 2009 to July 2013, Facet Biotech Corporation from December 2008 to April 2010, when Facet was acquired by Abbott Laboratories, PDL BioPharma from 2006 to 2008, CoTherix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2004 until 2007, when it was acquired by Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and Novacea, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company focused on in licensing, developing and commercializing novel therapies for cancer, from 2002 until 2006. From 2001 to 2006, he was Chief Executive Officer of Novacea. Prior to Novacea, Mr. Goodwin was President, Chief Operating Officer and Founder of Collabra Pharma, Inc., a company focused on pharmaceutical product licensing and development. Before founding Collabra, he held various senior executive positions with Genentech, including Vice President of Finance. After becoming a CPA while working as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he served on expert advisory committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board. Mr. Goodwin is also a co-founder and director of finance for The Rare Barrel, a craft brewery specializing in barrel aged sour beer, which commenced brewing operations in February 2013. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Keith Katkin

Mr. Keith A. Katkin is Independent Director of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Katkin joined us as a director in June 2015. Mr. Katkin is currently the CEO and a member of the board of directors of Urovant Sciences, a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies for urologic conditions. Mr. Katkin previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Avanir Pharmaceuticals from 2007 to 2016, until its acquisition by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Mr. Katkin joined Avanir in July of 2005 as the senior vice president of Sales and Marketing and a member of Avanir's executive management team, and has served on their board of directors since 2007. Mr. Katkin was responsible for creating and executing the plan that led to the approval of Nuedexta, the growth of the company to commercial success, and the acquisition of the company by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. in January 2015. Prior to joining Avanir, Mr. Katkin served as the vice president, Commercial Development for Peninsula Pharmaceuticals, playing a key role in the concurrent initial public offering and ultimate sale of the company to Johnson and Johnson. Additionally, Mr. Katkin's employment experience includes leadership roles at InterMune, Amgen and Abbott Laboratories. In addition to Avanir and Urovant, Mr. Katkin is currently a member of the board of directors of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and is chairman of the board of directors of Novus Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Katkin has an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA and earned his B.S. in Business and Accounting from Indiana University. Mr. Katkin became a licensed certified public accountant in 1995.

Brian Kotzin

Dr. Brian L. Kotzin, M.D., Independent Director of the rigel pharmaceuticals.inc. Dr. Kotzin joined us as a director in August 2017. A board-certified rheumatologist and internist, Dr. Kotzin is currently Senior Vice President, Clinical Development at Nektar Therapeutics. From 2004 to 2015, he was Vice President, Global and Clinical Development and Head, Inflammation Therapeutic Area at Amgen, directing the global development efforts for product candidates in the inflammation area. Before joining Amgen, Dr. Kotzin was the head of Clinical Immunology in the Department of Medicine and director of the Autoimmunity Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Kotzin has won numerous honors, including elected "Master" of the American College of Rheumatology, the Kirkland Scholar Award for Lupus Research, the Henry Claman Chair in Clinical Immunology, the Gretchen Kramer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Medicine, and Chairmanship of the National Institutes of Health Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence. He earned his medical degree from Stanford and undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Southern California.

Gregg Lapointe

Mr. Gregg A. Lapointe, CPA, MBA., Independent Director of the rigal pharmaceuticals.inc. Mr. Lapointe joined us as director in November 2017. Mr. Lapointe is currently the chief executive officer and co-founder of Cerium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing medicines for patients with rare diseases. Mr. Lapointe offers Rigel's board nearly three decades of commercial and financial experience bringing products to market in the areas of medical devices and rare diseases. He previously served in varying roles for Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company, starting in 2001, including Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2002, Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2007, and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Lapointe led the effort to transform Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals from a small specialty dialysis company into a global leader in the development and commercialization of medicines for Rare Diseases. Mr. Lapointe also serves on the Board of Directors of Soligenix, Inc., Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. He previously sat on the board of SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Inc., Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Cambrooke Therapeutics, Inc., among others. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Lapointe was a member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Rare Disease Committee, of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in Washington, DC. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University (Montreal), a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University (Montreal), an MBA from Duke University, and is a CPA (Illinois).

Gary Lyons

Mr. Gary A. Lyons is Independent Director of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since October 2005. Mr. Lyons joined us as a director in October 2005 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in November 2014. Mr. Lyons is also a member of the board of directors of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Lyons served as Neurocrine's Chief Executive Officer and member of its board of directors from 1993 until 2008. Mr. Lyons also serves on the board of directors of Novus Therapeutics, Inc. and Vical, Inc., and is chairman of the board at Retrophin, Inc., each a biopharmaceutical company. He served on the board of directors of PDL BioPharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from July 2008 until he resigned in December 2008 to join the board of directors of Facet Biotech Corporation following Facet's spin-off from PDL, and served on the board of directors there until Facet's acquisition by Abbott Laboratories in April 2010. Mr. Lyons also served on the board of directors of NeurogesX, Inc. and KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., each a biopharmaceutical company. From 1983 to 1993, he held a number of management positions at Genentech, including Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Sales, and also served as a member of Genentech's Executive Committee. Mr. Lyons was responsible for international licensing, acquisitions and partnering for Genentech's Corporate Venture Program and had operating responsibility for two subsidiaries, Genentech Canada, Inc. and Genentech Limited (Japan). He holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Walter Moos

Dr. Walter H. Moos, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since March 1997. In February 2017, Dr. Moos joined us as a director in March 1997. In November 2018, Dr. Moos became Managing Director of Pandect Bioventures, a life science venture capital firm. In February 2017, Dr. Moos became Chief Executive Officer of ShangPharma Innovation, Inc., a global pharmaceutical incubator investing in therapeutics and biotechnologies. Dr. Moos retired from SRI International in January 2016, where he served as Vice President and head of the bioscience division since March 2005 and President of SRI Biosciences since January 2015. From 1997 to 2004, Dr. Moos served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MitoKor, Inc., a biotechnology company. Prior to that, he served as a Vice President of Chiron Corporation, a biotechnology company, and as a Vice President at the Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research Division of the Warner-Lambert Company. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, since 1992. Dr. Moos served on the board of directors of MIGENIX Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2004 to 2008. He has also served on the boards of, and been a consultant to, numerous U.S. and international companies and several non-profit organizations. Dr. Moos has been an advisor to the National Academy of Sciences and venture capital firms. Dr. Moos holds an A.B. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley.

Jane Wasman

Ms. Jane Wasman J.D. is Independent Director of the company. She joined us as a director in April 2019. Ms. Wasman is currently President, International & General Counsel, of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company developing therapies that restore function and improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. Prior to joining Acorda in 2004, Ms. Wasman held roles in increasing responsibility at Schering-Plough Corp., including Staff Vice President & Associate General Counsel, from 1995-2004. Additionally, Ms. Wasman's experience includes work at the U.S. Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, and major global law firms in New York and California. Ms. Wasman currently serves as chair of the board of directors of Sellas Life Sciences Group, Inc. and serves on the board of directors of New York BIO (New York Biotechnology Association). Ms. Wasman holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an A.B. magna cum laude from Princeton University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Raul Rodriguez

3,980,860

Dean Schorno

1,194,160

Dolly Vance

1,770,830

Anne-Marie Duliege

1,698,750

Eldon Mayer

1,584,250

Joseph Lasaga

--

Esteban Masuda

--

Bradford Goodwin

185,664

Keith Katkin

178,164

Brian Kotzin

166,164

Gregg Lapointe

150,998

Gary Lyons

208,664

Walter Moos

188,664

Jane Wasman

--
As Of  31 Dec 2018