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Solid Biosciences Inc (SLDB.OQ)

SLDB.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrey Zarur

48 Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder

Ilan Ganot

45 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director

Jennifer Ziolkowski

44 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Alvaro Amorrortu

47 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Joel Schneider

34 2017 Chief Technology Officer and Head of Exploratory Research and Development

Carl Morris

49 2017 Chief Scientific Officer

Jorge Quiroz

49 2016 Chief Medical Officer

Lynette Herscha

47 2019 Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Matthew Arnold

49 Independent Director

Martin Freed

57 2018 Independent Director

Robert Huffines

53 2013 Independent Director

Adam Koppel

49 2017 Independent Director

Sukumar Nagendran

53 2018 Independent Director

Rajeev Shah

41 2017 Independent Director

Adam Stone

39 2015 Independent Director

Lynne Sullivan

52 2015 Independent Director

Carlo Tanzi

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Andrey Zarur

Dr. Andrey J. Zarur, Ph.D. is the Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder of the Company. Dr. Zarur co-founded GreenLight Biosciences Inc., a biotechnology company, in August 2008, and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From January 2006 to August 2014, he served as Managing General Partner of Kodiak Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. Dr. Zarur also serves as a member of the board of directors for a number of private companies. Dr. Zarur holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Mr. Zarur is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his over 20 years of experience in leading companies from clinical-stage drug development to global commercialization.

Ilan Ganot

Mr. Ilan Ganot is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director of the Company. Mr. Ganot has served as our President since June 2018. Previously, Mr. Ganot served as an investment banker at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm, from September 2011 to September 2013. From October 2008 to August 2011, Mr. Ganot served as a banker at Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a securities and investment banking company, and from September 2003 to September 2008, at Lehman Brothers, a global financial services firm. Mr. Ganot received his M.B.A. from London Business School and holds law and business degrees from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. Mr. Ganot also practiced corporate law in Israel and was a Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces. He is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his personal dedication to improving treatments available for DMD patients and his extensive leadership experience.

Jennifer Ziolkowski

Ms. Jennifer Ziolkowski is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of the Company, since May 2017. Prior to joining us, she served as the Head of Sales Operations, North America for Philips Healthcare, a healthcare company, from 2014 to 2017 and as its Senior Director of Finance, North America from 2012 to 2014. Ms. Ziolkowski served as Controller of Medical Consumables and Sensors from 2010 to 2012, Director of Finance of Imaging Systems from 2008 to 2010, Senior Director of Finance and Corporate Controller from 2007 to 2008 at TransMedics, Inc., a medical device company, and held various finance and corporate development leadership positions at Cytyc Corporation, a medical technology company, from 2001 to 2007. From 1996 to 2001, Ms. Ziolkowski gained significant experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she served as a Senior Transaction Services Consultant and as Audit Senior and Staff in the Boston Technology Group. Ms. Ziolkowski holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Alvaro Amorrortu

Mr. Alvaro Amorrortu is the Chief Operating Officer of the Company since January 2017. Mr. Amorrortu served as our Senior Vice President of Operations from November 2015 to December 2016. Prior to joining us, he served as Vice President of Consulting for IMS Health (now IQVIA), a healthcare oriented services and technology company, from July 2015 to November 2015 and Vice President of Campbell Alliance (now InVentiv Health Consulting), a management consulting firm serving the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, from July 2012 to June 2015. He was at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), a management consulting firm, from April 2003 to May 2012 where he held various positions, including Associate Partner. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Amorrortu gained significant experience in project engineering and managing food-processing manufacturing facilities through various positions at Molinos Rio de la Plata and Trigalia (subsidiaries of Bunge Group and Cargill, respectively). Mr. Amorrortu received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received an M.S. from the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Joel Schneider

Dr. Joel Schneider, Ph.D., is the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Exploratory Research and Development of the Company, since June 2017. Dr. Schneider also served as an Analyst from March 2014 to March 2015, a Director from March 2015 to January 2017 and our Vice President of Research and Development from January 2017 to June 2017. Prior to joining us, Dr. Schneider completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology from January 2013 to 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine from Rutgers University and a B.A. in Biology from Brandeis University.

Carl Morris

Dr. Carl Morris, Ph.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer of the Company, since June 2017. Dr. Morris had previously served as our Senior Vice President of Research and Development from September 2015 to June 2017. Prior to joining us, Dr. Morris held various leadership positions within Pfizer Inc.’s, or Pfizer’s, Rare Disease Research Unit from January 2010 to August 2015, including serving as a Senior Director, Director and Senior Principal Scientist. Prior to Pfizer, Dr. Morris held various positions within the Tissue Repair unit at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company acquired by Pfizer. Dr. Morris was an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and a founding faculty member of the Muscle and Aging Research Unit. He is also co-founder and a member of the board of directors of Breed Nutrition Inc. Dr. Morris holds a B.A. in Biology from Franklin Pierce College and a Ph.D. in Physiology from UCLA.

Jorge Quiroz

Mr. Jorge A. Quiroz, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of the Company. He provides leadership and clinical vision for the company, as well as being responsible for the clinical programs in patients with DMD. Prior to joining Solid, Dr. Quiroz served as the Head of Neurodevelopment & Psychiatry, Translational Medicine Neurosciences at Hoffmann-La Roche. A medical graduate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Board Certified Psychiatrist, he completed his medical training as a Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He also holds a Master of Business Administration dual degree from Columbia University & London Business School. Dr. Quiroz received the NARSAD Young Investigator Award, the NCDEU New Investigator Award, the Fellows Award for Research Excellence, and the NIH Clinical Center Director’s Award, among other distinctions. He has designed and conducted numerous proof of concept studies, including studies in orphan designated indications, and has successfully filed New Drug Applications with the FDA during his tenure at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development and Hoffmann-La Roche. Dr. Quiroz has published over 45 peer reviewed scientific publications and book chapters in the fields of translational neurosciences and drug development.

Lynette Herscha

Ms. Lynette Herscha is the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Company since January 2019. Prior to joining us, she served as General Counsel, Secretary and a member of the Executive Team at Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, from 2017 to 2018 and its Vice President and Assistant Secretary Legal from 2014 to 2017. Before joining Concert Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Herscha held various senior legal positions at Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biotechnology company, from 2006 to 2014 and Phase Forward, Inc., a public technology company, from 2000 to 2006. She began her career at the law offices of Fullbright & Jaworski. Ms. Herscha holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Boston University.

Matthew Arnold

Mr. Matthew Arnold is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Arnold is a founding member of Solid and has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception in 2013. A former energy executive, since 2009, Mr. Arnold has been actively working with startup businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe, primarily in the technology and clean tech sectors. He holds an M.S. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Duke University. Mr. Arnold is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive management and board experience with startup companies and his background in finance.

Martin Freed

Dr. Martin I. Freed is the Independent Director of the Company. He has served as an independent consultant to several private pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare companies, specializing in clinical and general pharmaceutical development and clinical and regulatory strategy since February 2015. He co-founded and served as chief medical officer of Civitas Therapeutics, Inc. from December 2010 to October 2014 (acquired by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (“Acorda”)), and as senior vice president, clinical development of Acorda from October 2014 through January 2015. In addition, Dr. Freed has served as chief medical officer and has provided strategic and operational planning and execution, as well as medical leadership for clinical pharmacology and development strategy and preclinical development for multiple pharmaceutical companies throughout his career. These companies include Avila Therapeutics, Inc., Taligen Therapeutics, Inc., Adnexus Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb) and Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Freed spent nearly 14 years at GlaxoSmithKline and its predecessor, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals or SmithKline Beecham, where he served numerous roles including vice president, clinical development and medical affairs in the metabolism therapeutic area. Dr. Freed currently serves on the board of directors of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sojournix, Inc., and previously served on the board of directors of InteKrin Therapeutics Inc. from 2007 to 2010. He has authored over 100 publications or presentations. Dr. Freed has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Clinical Pharmacology. He performed his internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and nephrology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Freed received his B.S. with distinction in biology from the University of Delaware and M.D. from Pennsylvania State University’s College of Medicine.

Robert Huffines

Mr. Robert Huffines is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Huffines joined J.P. Morgan, a leading global financial services firm, in 1991 and currently serves as the Global Chairman of Investment Banking, a position he has held since February 2017. Throughout his career at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Huffines has held various leadership positions, including serving as Co-Head of the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group from 2002 to 2010 and Vice Chairman from 2011 to January 2017. Mr. Huffines received an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina. Mr. Huffines is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his over 25 years of experience advising healthcare companies and his leadership experience.

Adam Koppel

Dr. Adam M. Koppel, M.D. Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Koppel has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2017. Dr. Koppel rejoined Bain Capital, a global investment firm, in 2016 as a Managing Director of Bain Capital Life Sciences. He initially joined Bain Capital Public Equity in 2003 where he was a leader within the healthcare sector until mid-2014. During the period from mid-2014 to mid-2016, Dr. Koppel worked at Biogen Inc., or Biogen, a biotechnology company, where he served as EVP of Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 2003, Dr. Koppel was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co., a management consulting firm, where he served a variety of healthcare companies. Dr. Koppel currently serves on the board of directors of Aptinyx Inc. and Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., both public biotechnology companies. Previously, Dr. Koppel served of the board of directors of Trevena Inc. and PTC Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Koppel also serves as a member of the board of directors for a number of private companies. Dr. Koppel received an M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. and A.M. in History and Science. Dr. Koppel is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive leadership experience, his public company board experience and his experience working in the healthcare sector.

Sukumar Nagendran

Dr. Sukumar Nagendran, M.D. is the Director of the Company. Dr. Nagendran was most recently the Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President of AveXis Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company, or AveXis, from September 2015 to July 2018, prior to the company’s acquisition by Novartis. Prior to AveXis, Dr. Nagendran was Vice President of Medical Affairs of Quest Diagnostics from March 2013 to September 2015. Prior to Quest Diagnostics, Dr. Nagendran held key leadership positions at Pfizer, Novartis, Daiichi Sankyo, and Reata Pharmaceuticals. Prior to moving to the biotech industry, Dr. Nagendran practiced internal medicine, with a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is a Mayo Alumni Laureate and founding member of the Robert Wood Johnson Legacy Society. He is also the sponsor for the Fonseca-Nagendran Scholar award at the American Diabetes Association to enhance research in minority populations. Dr. Nagendran received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and his M.D. from Rutgers Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Dr. Nagendran is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive leadership experience and his experience working in the healthcare sector.

Rajeev Shah

Mr. Rajeev Shah is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Shah is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at RA Capital Management, LLC, or RA Capital, an investment management company. Prior to joining RA Capital in 2004, Mr. Shah was a Senior Project Leader at Altus Pharmaceuticals Inc., a spin-off of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Shah is currently a member of the board of directors of Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc., Eidos Therapeutics, Inc. and KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc., all of which are public biopharmaceutical companies. Mr. Shah also serves as a member of the board of directors for a number of private companies. Mr. Shah holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University. Mr. Shah is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive leadership experience, his public company board experience and his experience investing in life science companies.

Adam Stone

Mr. Adam Stone is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stone has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2015. Mr. Stone is currently the Chief Investment Officer of Perceptive Advisors, a life science focused hedge fund, where he has worked since May 2006. Mr. Stone received a B.A. from Princeton University. Mr. Stone is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience developing early-stage biotech and health care companies.

Lynne Sullivan

Ms. Lynne Sullivan is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sullivan is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Compass Therapeutics, LLC, a biotechnology company, or Compass, where she has worked since December 2018. Prior to Compass, Ms. Sullivan served as Biogen’s Senior Vice President of Finance from 2016 to December 2018, where she also served as Vice President of Tax and Corporate Finance from February 2015 to March 2016 and Vice President of Tax from April 2008 to February 2015. Ms. Sullivan is currently a member of the board of directors of resTORbio, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company. She received an M.S. in Taxation from Bentley University and a B.S.B.A. from Suffolk University. Ms. Sullivan was a Certified Public Account for over 20 years. Ms. Sullivan is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of her extensive experience in public accounting and financial expertise and her experience working in the healthcare sector.

Carlo Tanzi

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Andrey Zarur

390,200

Ilan Ganot

5,983,770

Jennifer Ziolkowski

1,420,180

Alvaro Amorrortu

2,842,740

Joel Schneider

--

Carl Morris

4,052,210

Jorge Quiroz

1,295,320

Lynette Herscha

--

Matthew Arnold

221,137

Martin Freed

398,423

Robert Huffines

215,604

Adam Koppel

232,104

Sukumar Nagendran

404,495

Rajeev Shah

223,145

Adam Stone

227,571

Lynne Sullivan

233,095

Carlo Tanzi

--
As Of  31 Dec 2018