People: Yield10 Bioscience Inc (YTEN.OQ)
23 Aug 2019
Van Nostrand, Robert
Mr. Robert L. Van Nostrand is Chairman of the Board, an Independent Director of the Company. He is a consultant who has served as a director since October 2006 and as Chairman of the Board since 2013. From January 2010 to July 2010, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Aureon Laboratories, Inc. From July 2007 until September 2008, Mr. Van Nostrand served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of AGI Dermatics, Inc. Mr. Van Nostrand was with OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 1986 to 2007, serving as senior vice president and chief compliance officer from May 2005 until July 2007, and as the vice president and chief financial officer from 1996 through 2005. Prior to joining OSI, Mr. Van Nostrand was in a managerial position with Touche Ross & Co. (currently Deloitte and Touche). Mr. Van Nostrand serves on the board of directors and is chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (since 2007), serves on the board of directors and is chairman of the audit committee of Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (since January 2014), serves on the boards of directors of Enumeral Biomedical, Inc. (since December 2014) and the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY) (since 2011), and served on the board of directors and as chair of the audit committee of Apex Bioventures, Inc. from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Van Nostrand received a B.S. in Accounting from Long Island University, New York, completed advanced management studies at the Wharton School, and he is a Certified Public Accountant. The Board believes that the Company is very fortunate to have Mr. Van Nostrand serve as a director and as Chairman of our Audit Committee because of the depth of his experience and expertise in financial reporting and corporate compliance, as well as his operational experience.
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