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Amyris Inc (AMRS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Melo

49 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kathleen Valiasek

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Joel Cherry

54 2011 President - Research and Development

Eduardo Alvarez

2017 Chief Operating Officer

Karen Rohde

2013 Chief Human Resources Officer

Anthony Hughes

53 2018 Chief Accounting Officer

Chris Jaenike

2016 Interim General Counsel

Philip Eykerman

49 2017 Director

Christoph Goppelsroeder

2017 Director

Frank Kung

2017 Director

Steven Mills

62 2018 Director

Christophe Vuillez

2016 Director

Patrick Yang

70 2014 Director

Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani

55 2012 Independent Director

John Doerr

64 2006 Independent Director

Geoffrey Duyk

57 2012 Independent Director

Carole Piwnica

60 2009 Independent Director

Raymond Williams

64 2013 Independent Director

Peter DeNardo

2015 Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

John Melo

Mr. John G. Melo is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Amyris, Inc. Mr. Melo has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director since January 2007 and as President since June 2008. Before joining Amyris, Mr. Melo served in various senior executive positions at BP Plc (formerly British Petroleum), one of the world’s largest energy firms, from 1997 to 2006, most recently as President of U.S. Fuels Operations from 2004 until December 2006, and previously as Chief Information Officer of the refining and marketing segment from 2001 to 2003, Senior Advisor for e-business strategy to Lord Browne, BP Chief Executive, from 2000 to 2001, and Director of Global Brand Development from 1999 to 2000. Before joining BP, Mr. Melo was with Ernst & Young, an accounting firm, from 1996 to 1997, and a member of the management teams of several startup companies, including Computer Aided Services, a management systems integration company, and Alldata Corporation, a provider of automobile repair software to the automotive service industry. Mr. Melo currently serves on the board of directors of U.S. Venture, Inc. and Renmatix, Inc., and also serves as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of BayBio. Mr. Melo was formerly an appointed member to the U.S. section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum.

Kathleen Valiasek

Ms. Kathleen Valiasek serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Valiasek served as Chief Executive Officer of a finance and strategic consulting firm she founded in 1994, in which capacity she provided financial and strategic consulting services to several companies. Ms. Valiasek's experience encompasses serving with fast-growing companies including those among the Fortune 500 and across the life sciences, tech, retail, telecommunications, real estate, and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining Amyris, Valiasek was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lenox Group, Inc., a finance and strategic consulting firm where she worked closely with the senior management teams of private and public companies including such organizations as Kaiser Permanente, Inc., Albertsons, Inc. and Cytokinetics, Inc. Prior to that, she served in key venture capital, real estate development and accounting roles. Her results-driven background includes specific areas of expertise in finance, SEC reporting, strategic planning, debt and equity financing, business development, and mergers and acquisitions. Valiasek holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Joel Cherry

Dr. Joel Cherry, Ph.D., is President - Research and Development of Amyris, Inc., since July 2011. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Research Programs and Operations since November 2008. Before joining Amyris, Dr. Cherry was Senior Director of Bioenergy Biotechnology at Novozymes, a biotechnology company focusing on development and manufacture of industrial enzymes from 1992 to November 2008. At Novozymes, he served in a variety of R&D scientific and management positions, including membership in Novozymes’ International R&D Management team, and as Principal Investigator and Director of the BioEnergy Project, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded $18 million effort initiated in 2000. Dr. Cherry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Carleton College and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire.

Eduardo Alvarez

Mr. Eduardo Alvarez is Chief Operating Officer of the company. He has over 30 years of global, multi-functional, operations experience both running and advising growth companies. Previously, he served as Global Operations Strategy Leader for PwC. During his tenure, he co-led the integration of his prior company, Booz & Company, following its acquisition by PwC. In his role, he grew operations into a global practice with $1.5 billion in revenue and 4,000 employees. His assignments focused on delivering structural cost improvements while also driving sustained revenue growth. His experience also includes roles at General Electric and AT&T. Alvarez holds a Master of Business Administration with honors from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in computer control and manufacturing from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with high honors from the University of Michigan.

Karen Rohde

Ms. Karen D. Rohde has been appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer of Amyris, Inc., effective April 5, 2013. Previously, she was Senior Vice President Human Resources for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc. (HGST), where she helped drive the company's turnaround by building a customer-focused, high-performance culture that promoted global alignment, agility and collaboration across its 45,000 employee organization. Prior to HGST, Rohde was Senior Vice President Human Resources & Chief Talent Officer for Sun Microsystems, Inc. During her 13-year tenure at Sun, Rohde designed and implemented competitive, integrated talent systems and supported multiple acquisitions. Rohde began her career in Finance at Mobil Oil Corporation. Rohde has an MBA from the Haas Business School at University of California at Berkeley and a BA in English from the University of California at Irvine.

Anthony Hughes

Mr. Anthony Hughes is Chief Accounting Officer of the company. He has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of ServiceSource International, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of outsourced, performance-based business solutions, since May 2015, and previously served as the Vice President, Corporate Controller of CRC Health Group, a provider of behavioral health care services, from January 2013 to May 2015. Mr. Hughes holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from the University of North Texas.

Chris Jaenike

Philip Eykerman

Mr. Philip Eykerman has been appointed as Director of the Company. Mr. Eykerman joined DSM in 2011 as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Strategy & Acquisitions. In this role, he is responsible for corporate and business group strategy development, budgeting and planning, improvement programs, and all M&A activities. In 2015, he was also appointed as a member of the DSM Executive Committee and at present is responsible for the Pharmaceuticals as well as DSM Food Specialties activities. Next to these roles within DSM, he is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Patheon N.V., a Supervisory Board member of DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals (DSM/Sinochem JV), and a Supervisory Board member of ChemicaInvest (DSM/CVC JV). Before joining DSM, Mr. Eykerman worked for 14 years at McKinsey & Company of which the last 9 year as a Partner and leader of McKinsey’s Chemicals Practice in the Benelux and France. He holds a master degree in Chemical Engineering from the KU Leuven (Belgium) and in Refinery Engineering from the Institut Francais du Pétrole (France).

Christoph Goppelsroeder

Mr. Christoph Goppelsroeder is Director of the company. He has served as the President and CEO of DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. since 2013 and is a member of the DSM Executive Committee. Mr. Goppelsroeder has previously worked at Boston Consulting, Syngenta in its seed care business unit, and F. Hoffman-La Roche in its fine chemicals and vitamins division until the acquisition of such division by DSM in 2003. Mr. Goppelsroeder holds a degree in engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Insead, Fontainebleau.

Frank Kung

Dr. Frank F. C. Kung is Director of the company. He is a founding member of Vivo, a healthcare focused investment firm founded in 1996 in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Kung started his career in the biotechnology industry in 1979 when he joined Cetus Corporation. He later co-founded Cetus Immune Corporation in 1981, which was acquired by its parent company in 1983. In 1984 he co-founded Genelabs Technologies, Inc. where he served as Chairman and CEO until 1995. During his tenure in Genelabs, he brought the company public in 1991, and built it to a 175 employee international biotech company with operations in the United States, Belgium, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan. Dr. Kung holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in molecular biology and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kung currently serves on the board of directors of a number of emerging healthcare and biotechnology companies.

Steven Mills

Mr. Steven (Steve) R. Mills is Director of the Company. Mr. Mills has 40 years of experience in the fields of accounting, corporate finance, strategic planning, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. He served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from May 2012 to December 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mills had a 33-year career at Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (“ADM”), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers. At ADM, he held various senior executive roles, including Chief Financial Officer, Controller, and head of Global Strategic Planning. Since 2013, Mr. Mills has served as a consultant and advisor to clients in the private equity, agribusiness, and financial services fields. Mr. Mills currently serves on the boards of Black Hills Corporation (where he also serves as the chair of the audit committee), Farmers Edge, Inc., Big Red Group Holdings, LLC, Illinois College (where he also serves as the chairman of the board), and First Illinois Corporation (along with its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Hickory Point Bank & Trust). Mr. Mills holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Illinois College.

Christophe Vuillez

Mr. Christophe Vuillez serves as Director of the Company. He is Senior Vice President, and the Head of Strategy, Development and Research of the Refining & Chemicals division of Total. In his current position at Total, Mr. Vuillez has piloted a number of M&A projects for the Refining & Chemicals division, and he is also a longstanding member of the supervisory committee for Total’s venture capital activities. Mr. Vuillez has nearly 30 years of international experience in the various stages of diverse technological, industrial and corporate development and strategy: from leading and managing applied R&D in the aerospace industry, managing the construction and operation of complex industrial facilities in the oil and gas industry, to holding different executive positions throughout the growth and development of a French telecom from being a startup through its becoming a major player in the industry. Mr. Vuillez holds an advanced degree in aerospace science and technologies from the Ecole Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse, France, which he obtained after graduating from the prestigious French Ecole Polytechnique.

Patrick Yang

Dr. Patrick Y. Yang is Director of Amyris Inc., effective of July 1, 2014. Dr. Yang served as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Technical Operations for F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. (“Roche”), where he was responsible for Roche’s pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing operations, process development, quality, regulatory, supply management and distribution functions. Before joining Roche, Dr. Yang worked for Genentech Inc., where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of Product Operations, and was responsible for manufacturing, process development, quality, regulatory affairs and distribution functions. Prior to joining Genentech Inc., Dr. Yang worked for Merck & Co., where he held several leadership roles including Vice President of Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Operations and Vice President of Supply Chain Management. He also previously worked at General Electric Co. and Life Systems, Inc

Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani

H. H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani is an Independent Director of Amyris, Inc., since March 15, 2012. HH has served as Special Advisor to the Emir since his appointment in April 2007, and was Prime Minister of Qatar from October 1996 to April 2007. HH has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Qatar Investment and Projects Development Holding Company, a Qatari investment group, since March 2011 and as Chairman of the board of directors of Specialized International Services (SIS) Qatar, a business investment company, since October 2011. HH graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

John Doerr

Mr. John L. Doerr is an Independent Director of Amyris, Inc., since May 2006. Mr. Doerr has been a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, since 1980. Mr. Doerr currently serves on the board of directors of Google Inc., as well as on the boards of directors of numerous private companies. In the past five years, Mr. Doerr has also served on the boards of directors of Amazon.com, Inc. and Move, Inc. (formerly Homestore.com, Inc.). Mr. Doerr holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degrees from Rice University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. He is Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee and Member of Leadership Development and Compensation Committee

Geoffrey Duyk

Dr. Geoffrey M. Duyk, M.D., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Amyris, Inc., effective May 3, 2012. Dr. Duyk previously served on the Board from May 2006 to May 2011. Dr. Duyk is a partner of TPG Biotech, an affiliate of TPG Biotechnology Partners II, L.P. Previously, he served on the board of directors and was President of Research and Development at Exelixis, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focusing on drug discovery, from 1996 to 2003. Prior to Exelixis, Dr. Duyk was Vice President of Genomics and one of the founding scientific staff at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, from 1993 to 1996. Before that, Dr. Duyk was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Genetics and Assistant Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Duyk currently serves on the boards of directors of several private companies and the non-profit Wesleyan University Board of Trustees. He served on the board of directors of Agria Corporation from August 2007 to May 2009, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (formerly Replidyne, Inc.) from 2004 to February 2009, and Exelixis, Inc. from 1996 to 2003. Dr. Duyk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Wesleyan University and Doctor of Philosophy and Medicine degrees from Case Western Reserve University. He is Member of Audit Committee, Interim Chairman of the Board

Carole Piwnica

Ms. Carole Piwnica Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Amyris, Inc., since September 2009. Ms. Piwnica has been Director of NAXOS UK, a consulting firm advising private equity, since January 2008. Previously, Ms. Piwnica served as a director, from 1996 to 2006, and Vice-Chairman of Governmental Affairs, from 2000 to 2006, of Tate & Lyle Plc, a European food and agricultural ingredients company. She was a chairman of Amylum Group, a European food ingredient company and affiliate of Tate & Lyle Plc, from 1996 to 2000. Ms. Piwnica was a member of the board of directors of Aviva plc, a British insurance company, from May 2003 to December 2011, a member of the Biotech Advisory Council of Monsanto from May 2006 to October 2009, a member of the board of directors of Dairy Crest from 2007 until 2010, a member of the board of directors of Toepfer Gmbh from 1996 until 2010 and a member of the board of directors of Louis Delhaize (retail, Belgium) from 2010 until 2013. In 2010, Ms. Piwnica was appointed as a member of the boards of Eutelsat (satellites, France) and Sanofi (pharmaceuticals, France). Ms. Piwnica holds a Law degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Master of Laws degree from New York University. She has also been a member of the bar association of the state of New York, USA, since 1985 and was a member of the bar association of Paris, France from 1988 until 2013. She is Chair of Leadership Development and Compensation Committee and Member of Nominating and Governance Committee.

Raymond Williams

Mr. R. Neil Williams is an Independent Director of Amyris, Inc., effective May 9, 2013. Mr. Williams has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Intuit Inc. since January 2008. He is responsible for all financial aspects of Intuit, including corporate strategy and business development, investor relations, financial operations and real estate. Before joining Intuit, Mr. Williams was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Visa U.S.A., Inc. In that role, he led all financial functions for Visa U.S.A., Inc. and its subsidiaries, including financial planning, business planning and financial monitoring. Mr. Williams concurrently served as Chief Financial Officer for Inovant LLC, Visa’s global information technology organization, responsible for global transactions processing and technology development. His previous banking experience includes senior financial positions at commercial banks in the Southern and Midwest regions of the United States. Mr. Williams is a certified public accountant and received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is Chair of Audit Committee.

Peter DeNardo