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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rick Winningham

58 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Renee Gala

46 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Bradford Shafer

57 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Brett Haumann

48 2016 Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer

Sharathchandra Hegde

54 2014 Senior Vice President, Research

Frank Pasqualone

62 2016 Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Operations Officer

Kenneth Pitzer

54 2016 Senior Vice President - Product Strategy and Commercial Planning

Shehnaaz Suliman

46 2017 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Strategy

Philip Worboys

48 2016 Senior Vice President, Translational Science

William Young

73 2014 Lead Independent Director

Laurie Alsup

64 2018 Independent Director

Eran Broshy

59 2014 Independent Director

Robert Gunderson

66 2013 Independent Director

Burton Malkiel

85 2013 Independent Director

Dean Mitchell

62 2014 Independent Director

Susan Molineaux

64 2015 Independent Director

Donal O'Connor

67 2015 Independent Director

Peter Ringrose

72 2013 Independent Director

George Whitesides

78 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rick Winningham

Mr. Rick E. Winningham serves as the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. From October 2001 to August 2014, Mr. Winningham served as Chief Executive Officer of Innoviva, where he also served as Chairman of the board of directors from April 2010 to October 2014. From 1997 to 2001 he served as President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology/Immunology/Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN) and also as President of Global Marketing from 2000 to 2001. In addition to operating responsibility for U.S. Oncology/Immunology/OTN at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), Mr. Winningham also had full responsibility for Global Marketing in the Cardiovascular, Infectious Disease, Immunology, Oncology/Metabolics and GU/GI/Neuroscience therapeutic areas. Over a fifteen-year period beginning in 1986 with BMS and its predecessor, Bristol-Myers, Mr. Winningham held various U.S. and global management positions. Mr. Winningham is a member of Biotechnology Industry Organization's board of directors and serves on the Health Section Governing Board Standing Committee on Reimbursement. Mr. Winningham served as a Director on the board of directors of the California Healthcare Institute ("CHI") from November 2011 to March 2015. He was elected Chairman of CHI in January 2014, a position he held until CHI merged with Baybio to become the California Life Sciences Association ("CLSA") in March 2015. Mr. Winningham was subsequently elected to the role of Chairman of CLSA in March 2015. He stepped down from the CLSA position in November 2015. He is a member of the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc and of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Winningham holds an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University and a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University. We believe that it is appropriate and desirable for our Chief Executive Officer to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Winningham's demonstrated leadership in his field, his prior senior management experience in our industry and his experience as our Chief Executive Officer contrib

Renee Gala

Ms. Renee D. Gala serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Gala connection with our spin-off from Innoviva, Inc. ("Innoviva") became Senior Vice President, Finance in July 2014 and became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 2014. Prior to the spin-off, Ms. Gala had been Vice President, Finance at Innoviva since January 2013. Ms. Gala joined Innoviva in June 2006, initially as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis and then as Senior Director of Finance and Procurement in July 2008. From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Gala worked at Eli Lilly and Company, where she held positions of increasing responsibility in global treasury, pharmaceutical sales, and corporate strategy/business development. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, she spent seven years in the energy industry in the U.S. and internationally in positions focused on corporate finance, project finance, and mergers and acquisitions. She is a member of the board of directors of Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated. Ms. Gala earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Bradford Shafer

Mr. Bradford J. Shafer, Esq. J.D. serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Previously, he has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel since March 2016 and our Secretary since November 2014. Previously, he was our Senior Vice President, General Counsel since September 2014. Prior to joining Theravance Biopharma, Mr. Shafer served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Innoviva, since August 1999. From 1996 to 1999 he served as General Counsel of Heartport, Inc., a medical device company. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Shafer was a partner in the Business and Technology Group at the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. Mr. Shafer holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of The Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, and a B.A. from the University of the Pacific, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Brett Haumann

Dr. Brett K. Haumann, M.D., is Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer of the Company. He joined Theravance Biopharma in June 2014 in connection with our spin-off from Innoviva, after joining Innoviva as Vice President, Clinical Development, in October 2013. He became Vice President, Clinical Development and Operations of Innoviva in March 2014 and became Senior Vice President, Clinical Development at Theravance Biopharma in December 2014. Dr. Haumann served as Chief Medical Officer at, and on the board of directors of Circassia Limited, a biopharmaceutical company from September 2012 to June 2013 and on the board of directors of Reacta Biotech LTD from June 2014 to November 2016. Dr. Haumann held senior positions at GlaxoSmithKline, including Medicines Development Leader and Vice President Clinical Development until August 2012. Dr. Haumann has more than 15 years of experience in the discovery and development of pulmonary and allergy medicines. Dr. Haumann completed his M.D. at the University of Witwatersrand Medical School, South Africa and holds an M.B.A. from Open University, United Kingdom.

Sharathchandra Hegde

Dr. Sharathchandra S. Hegde, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Research of the Company. Dr. Hegde joined Theravance Biopharma in June 2014 in connection with the spin-off from Innoviva and became Senior Vice President, Research in March 2016. After joining Innoviva in September 1999, Dr. Hegde held various positions in the Pharmacology Department before being promoted to Vice President, Pharmacology in June 2007 and later becoming Vice President, Discovery Biology of Theravance Biopharma in June 2015. Prior to joining Innoviva, Dr. Hegde spent 9 years at Syntex Corporation, later acquired by Roche Holdings Ltd. as an Associate Director and, later, Director of Pharmacology. Dr. Hegde obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Houston and obtained his B.Pharm/M.Pharm degree in Pharmacy/Pharmacology from the University of Bombay.

Frank Pasqualone

Mr. Frank Pasqualone serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Operations Officer of the Company. He joined Theravance Biopharma as Senior Vice President, Operations in June 2014 in connection with our spin-off from Innoviva. Prior to the spin-off, Mr. Pasqualone held the position of Senior Vice President, Operations at Innoviva since January 2014. From 2010 to 2012, he served as President of Intercontinental Region: Latin America, Middle East and Africa and also as President of Southern Europe from 2009 to 2010, at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). Over a 25-year period with BMS, Mr. Pasqualone held senior management positions in the U.S. and globally. In the U.S., he was responsible for the Oncology/Virology business and led the marketing group in the Diabetes business. Since leaving Bristol-Myers Squibb and prior to joining Theravance, Mr. Pasqualone was self-employed as a part-time consultant. Mr. Pasqualone holds an M.B.A. from University of Dayton and a B.S. in Marketing from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Kenneth Pitzer

Dr. Kenneth R. Pitzer, D.V.M., serves as Senior Vice President - Product Strategy and Commercial Planning of the Company. Previously, Dr. Pitzer has served as our Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Commercial Planning since March 2016. Previously, Dr. Pitzer was Vice President, Strategic and Commercial Planning since he joined Theravance Biopharma in October 2014 from Innoviva, where he held the position of Vice President, Strategic and Commercial Planning since January 2008. Dr. Pitzer joined Innoviva in 2002 as Director, New Product Planning, and held various positions in the Commercial Development Department before being promoted to Vice President, Strategic and Commercial Planning in January 2008. Prior to joining Innoviva Dr. Pitzer worked at Lederle Laboratories, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, as Marketing Manager from 1989 to 1995 and then at Cygnus, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1995 until 2002, ultimately serving as the Vice President of Product Management. Dr. Pitzer earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 1987 and an M.B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1989.

Shehnaaz Suliman

Dr. Shehnaaz Suliman, M.D., serves as Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Strategy of the Company. Dr. Suliman joined Theravance Biopharma as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy in July 2017, where she is responsible for leading the company's business development activities and corporate strategy, including identifying and executing strategic transactions to drive value. Prior to joining Theravance Biopharma, Dr. Suliman was Vice President and Global Therapeutic Head, Roche Partnering based at Genentech, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since May 2015, where she led a global team focused on strategic licensing and acquisition transactions. Since September 2010, Dr. Suliman was a Group Leader and Project Team Leader in the Genentech R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Group with oversight for early and clinical drug development programs in immunology, infectious diseases, neurosciences, cardiovascular, metabolism and ophthalmology. Prior to that, Dr. Suliman held various management roles at Gilead Sciences, Inc. over a period of six years since January 2005, where she played a leading role in defining and executing Gilead's licensing, mergers and acquisitions strategy into new therapeutic areas. Dr. Suliman was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Petkevich & Partners prior to Gilead, advising public and private companies on buy- and sell-side transactions from 2002-2004. She is a member of the board of directors of Parvus Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Suliman received her M.D. at the University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa, and holds an M.B.A, with distinction, and M.Phil. in Development Studies degrees from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Philip Worboys

Dr. Philip D. Worboys, Ph.D., serves as Senior Vice President, Translational Science of the Company. Dr. Worboys has served as our Senior Vice President, Translational Science since March 2016, where is he responsible for leading the progression of drug candidates from the discovery stage into human clinical studies, including clinical pharmacology and biomarker development as well as project management. Previously, Dr. Worboys was Vice President, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) since he joined Theravance Biopharma in October 2014 from Innoviva, where he held the position of Vice President, DMPK since November 2008. Prior to joining Innoviva, he served as Senior Director, DMPK at Roche Bioscience, Inc. since 2005. Dr. Worboys was an Associate Director, DMPK at Pharmacia Corporation from 2001 until its acquisition by Pfizer, Inc. and was Senior Director, DMPK at Pfizer, Inc. from 2003 to 2005. He spent the first part of his career in DMPK, at Merck Sharp & Dohme in Harlow, United Kingdom, and worked in various capacities at Aventis, Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline prior to that. Dr. Worboys obtained his Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutics from Manchester University, United Kingdom. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine at the University of London.

William Young

Mr. William D. Young serves as the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Prior to our spin-off from Innoviva in June 2014 and since April 2001, Mr. Young served as our lead independent director since April 2014. Prior to our spin-off from Innoviva in June 2014 and since April 2001, Mr. Young served as a director of Innoviva. He has been a Venture Partner at Clarus Ventures, a venture capital firm, since 2010. Mr. Young served from 1999 until 2009 as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Monogram Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company. From 1980 to 1999 Mr. Young was employed at Genentech, Inc., most recently as Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for all Product Development, Manufacturing and Commercial functions. Prior to joining Genentech, Mr. Young worked at Eli Lilly and Company for 14 years. Mr. Young has been Chairman of NanoString Technologies, a biotechnology company, since 2010, and of Annexon Biosciences, a biotechnology company and Clarus portfolio company, since March 2017. In addition, Mr. Young has been a member of the board of directors of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, since May 2014 and is also a member of the board of directors of Praxis Precision Medicine, a biotechnology company and Clarus portfolio company. He was a member of BioMarin, Inc.'s board until October 2015 and Biogen Idec Inc.'s board of directors until June 2014, having served as a director since 1997 and as Chairman of the Board since 2010. Mr. Young is also a Trustee of Montage Health, a nonprofit company.

Laurie Alsup

Dr. Laurie Smaldone Alsup is Independent Director of the company. Dr. Smaldone Alsup is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of NDA Group, a regulatory and product development consultancy firm, a position she has held since March 2016, when NDA Group merged with PharmApprove, LLC. Dr. Smaldone Alsup served as President and Chief Scientific Officer of PharmApprove, LLC, a regulatory communications consultancy firm and division of Taft and Partner, from August 2011 to March 2016. Dr. Smaldone Alsup served in clinical and regulatory roles of increasing responsibility and scope while at Bristol Myers Squibb, including Senior Vice President of Global Regulatory Science and Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Risk Management. In addition, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Phytomedics, Inc., an early stage company focused on arthritis and inflammation. Dr. Smaldone Alsup is a member of the board of directors of BlackBerry Limited, a cybersecurity software and services company, a position she has held since June 2015. Dr. Smaldone Alsup was a member of the board of directors of KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, from October 2013 to November 2015. Dr. Smaldone Alsup received a B.A. in biology from Fordham College and an M.D. at Yale University School of Medicine, where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Medical Oncology. Dr. Smaldone Alsup's extensive regulatory and clinical experience in the life sciences industry, senior management experience in several companies in our industry and demonstrated leadership in her field contributed to our board's conclusion that she should serve as a director.

Eran Broshy

Mr. Eran Broshy is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Broshy has been an operating executive with Tailwind Capital, a New York based private equity firm, supporting their healthcare investment efforts since September 2015. From March 2013 until August 2015, he worked with Linden Capital Partners and Court Square Capital, both private equity firms, as operating partner and executive advisor, respectively, and from June 2009 until December 2012 he worked with Providence Equity Partners as a senior advisor supporting the private equity firm's healthcare information investment efforts. Mr. Broshy previously served for over a decade as the chief executive officer (until 2008) and chairman of the board of directors (until 2010) of inVentiv Health, Inc., a privately held company (and until August 2010 a Nasdaq listed company) that delivers a broad range of clinical and commercialization services to pharmaceutical and life sciences companies globally. Prior to joining inVentiv, Mr. Broshy was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for 14 years, including as the partner responsible for BCG's healthcare practice across the Americas. He also served as president and chief executive officer of Coelacanth Corporation, a privately held biotechnology company. He currently serves on the board of directors of Magellan Health, Inc., a public specialty health care management company, and within the previous five years Mr. Broshy has also served on the board of directors of inVentiv Health, Inc. He also serves as chairman of the board of ERT and of DermaRite, both privately-held healthcare companies, as a member of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT"), as well as on the board of directors of the American Jewish Committee NY and the Israel Venture Network. Mr. Broshy holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University, an M.S. in civil engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Robert Gunderson

Mr. Robert V. Gunderson, Jr., J.D., serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Prior to our spin-off from Innoviva in June 2014 and since September 1999, Mr. Gunderson served as a director of Innoviva. He is a founding partner and Chairman of the law firm of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, where he has practiced since 1995. Mr. Gunderson is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. Mr. Gunderson served on the board of directors of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until its sale to Allergan plc in October 2016. Mr. Gunderson holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was Executive Editor of The University of Chicago Law Review and is currently a member of the Law School Council. Mr. Gunderson also received an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. from Stanford University. Mr. Gunderson's demonstrated leadership in his field, his understanding of our industry and his knowledge of financial and financing matters contributed to our board's conclusion that he should serve as a director.

Burton Malkiel

Dr. Burton G. Malkiel, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Prior to our spin-off from Innoviva, Inc. ("Innoviva") in June 2014 and since July 2007, Dr. Malkiel served as a director of Innoviva. Dr. Malkiel is the Chief Investment Officer and chair of the Investment Committee at Wealthfront, Inc., a private investment company, a position he has held since November 2012, and the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Senior Economist at Princeton University, a position he has held since July 2011 following positions as a senior research economist and professor at Princeton University since 1988. Dr. Malkiel is the author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street and over 125 articles and is the author or co-author of nine other books. From 1981 to 1988 he was dean of the Yale University School of Management and also served as the William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies. He is a past appointee to the President's Council of Economic Advisors. In addition, Dr. Malkiel currently serves on the board of directors of several corporations including Genmab AS and served on the board of directors of The Vanguard Group Ltd. until March 2015. He also serves on several investment management boards including the Investment Committees for the American Philosophical Association and Alpha Shares, LLC. He is a past president of the American Finance Association and the International Atlantic Economic Association. He holds a B.A. and M.B.A. degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University. Dr. Malkiel's demonstrated leadership in his field, his knowledge of financial and financing matters, and his ability to serve as a financial expert on our audit committee contributed to our board's conclusion that he should serve as a director.

Dean Mitchell

Mr. Dean Jonathan Mitchell serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mitchell has served as Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Covis Pharma Holdings, a specialty pharmaceutical company, since August 2013, Chairman of PaxVax Corporation since January 2016, and on the board of directors ImmunoGen Inc. since 2012 and Intrexon, Inc. since 2009. Within the past five years, he also served as a director of Ista Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lux Biosciences, Inc. and Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. Mr. Mitchell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lux Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company focusing on the treatment of ophthalmic diseases, from July 2010 to August 2013. Prior to Lux Biosciences, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of both Alpharma, Inc., a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company, from 2006 until its acquisition by King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2008, and Guilford Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company focused in oncology and acute care, from 2004 until its acquisition by MGI Pharma Inc. in 2005. From 2001 to 2004 he served in various senior executive capacities in the worldwide medicines group of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a pharmaceutical company. Prior to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, he spent 14 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc, in assignments of increasing responsibility spanning sales, marketing, general management, commercial strategy and clinical development and product strategy. Mr. Mitchell holds an M.B.A. from City University London and a B.Sc. in biology from Coventry University. We believe that Mr. Mitchell's qualifications to serve as our director include his management experience in the pharmaceutical and biotherapeutics industries, in particular as it relates to later stage drug development and commercialization, and his experience as a President, Chief Executive Officer and board member of multiple biotechnology companies.

Susan Molineaux

Dr. Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Molineaux has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Calithera Biosciences, Inc. since she co-founded the biopharmaceutical company in March 2010. Dr. Molineaux co-founded Proteolix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where she served as Chief Scientific Officer from 2003 to 2005, Chief Executive Officer from January 2006 to January 2009 and again as Chief Scientific Officer from February 2009 until Proteolix's acquisition by Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in November 2009. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Molineaux served as Vice President of Biology at Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a drug development company. From 1999 to 2000, she served as Vice President of Biology at Praelux, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and from 1994 through 1999, she served as Vice President of Drug Development at Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From 1989 until 1994, she was a scientist in the Immunology group at Merck & Co. Dr. Molineaux also serves as a member of the board of directors of Geron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company and served as a member of the board of directors of the California Life Sciences Association until March 2016. In June 2017, Dr. Molineaux joined the board of trustees of Smith College. She is also a Scientific Advisor at Lightstone Ventures. Dr. Molineaux holds a B.S. in Biology from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University. Dr. Molineaux's extensive management experience in pharmaceutical drug development, particularly as it relates to managing and conducting clinical trials, her experience as a Chief Executive Officer and board member of multiple biotechnology companies and her demonstrated leadership in our field contributed to our board's conclusion that she should serve as a director.

Donal O'Connor

Mr. Donal O'Connor is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. O'Connor is the Chairman of Malin Corporation plc, Galco Steel Limited and Huttonread Unlimited Company, having been appointed to their boards in July 2017, September 2010 and March 2011, respectively, and has been a non-executive Director of Perrigo Company plc since November 2014. He was a non-executive Director of Elan Corporation, plc, from May 2008 until it was acquired by Perrigo in December 2013. He was a non-executive Director and senior independent director of Readymix plc from December 2008 until May 2012. He was appointed by the Irish Government as Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank from December 2008 until June 2010. He was the Irish High Court appointed Administrator of Icarom plc from 1995 until February 2013. Mr. O'Connor was a member of the Board of the Irish Auditing and Accountancy Supervisory Authority from its inception as an Interim Board in 2001 until 2009. He was a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers' ("PwC") Global Board from 2003 until 2008 and is a former Chairman of the PwC Eurofirms Board. Mr. O'Connor originally joined PwC in 1972 and was appointed partner in 1983. He was later appointed partner in charge of the PwC Financial Services practice in 1988 and leader of the Audit Practice in 1992. He was elected Senior Partner in 1994 and was re-elected in 1998 and 2003. He served as Senior Partner of PwC Ireland for over twelve years until 2007. Mr. O'Connor obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Mr. O'Connor's senior management experience and demonstrated leadership in his field, his experience as a director of numerous companies, including Irish entities, and his knowledge of financial and financing matters contributed to our board's conclusion that he should serve as a director

Peter Ringrose

Dr. Peter S. Ringrose, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Prior to our spin-off from Innoviva in June 2014 and since April 2010, Dr. Ringrose served as a director of Innoviva. Dr. Ringrose was Chief Scientific Officer and President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute from 1997 to 2002 and Senior Vice President for Worldwide Drug Discovery at Pfizer Inc. from 1982 to 1996. Dr. Ringrose served as chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council UK from 2003 to 2009 and was a non-executive director of Cambridge Antibody Technology until its acquisition by Astra Zeneca in 2006, of Astex Therapeutics Inc. until its acquisition by SuperGen in September 2011 and of Biotica Technology, Ltd. until December 2013. He is currently a non-executive director of Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Ringrose is a council member of the UK Foundation for Science and Technology and was a member the UK Government's Technology Strategy Board until 2009. Dr. Ringrose received a B.Sc., M.A. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge. His significant scientific leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry contributed to our board's conclusion that Dr. Ringrose should serve as a director.

George Whitesides

Dr. George M. Whitesides, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of Company. Prior to our spin-off from Innoviva in June 2014 and since the inception of Innoviva in 1996, Dr. Whitesides served as a director of Innoviva. He has been Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor at Harvard University since 2004. From 1986 to 2004, Dr. Whitesides was Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University. From 1982 to 1991 he was a member of the Department of Chemistry at Harvard University and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1986 to 1989. He was a faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1964 to 1982. Dr. Whitesides was a 1998 recipient of the National Medal of Science. He is a member of the editorial boards of 15 scientific journals. He is also a member of the board of directors of Nano Terra Inc., Arsenal Biomedical, Inc., 480 Biomedical, Inc., Diagnostics for All, Inc. and Soft Robotics Inc. Dr. Whitesides holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Harvard University. Dr. Whitesides' demonstrated leadership in his field, his knowledge of scientific matters affecting our business and his understanding of our industry contributed to our board's conclusion that he should serve as a director.

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