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Athenex Inc (ATNX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Johnson Lau

58 2011 Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Randoll Sze

38 2018 Chief Financial Officer

William Zuo

56 1995 President, Polymed Therapeutic

Jeffrey Yordon

70 2017 Chief Operating Officer and President, Athenex Pharmaceutical Division

Rudolf Kwan

66 2014 Chief Medical Officer

Simon Pedder

58 Chief Business and Strategy Officer, Proprietary Products

Stephanie Davis

55 2019 Independent Director

Jordan Kanfer

49 2019 Independent Director

Tiong Lu Koh

63 2019 Independent Director

Kwan Hung Tsang

54 2018 Independent Director

Jinn Wu

70 2007 Independent Director

Tim McCarthy

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Johnson Lau

Dr. Johnson Y.N. Lau M.D. serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of company. Dr. Lau has had extensive leadership experience in both scientific and business management. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ribapharm Inc., and oversaw the company’s initial public offering in 2002. Prior to Ribapharm, he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Research and Development for ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to joining ICN, Dr. Lau served as the Senior Director of Antiviral Therapy Research at Schering-Plough Corporation. Dr. Lau has contributed more than 200 scientific publications, editorials/reviews and chapters in peer reviewed scientific journals and has edited two books. He was a former Managing Director at Roth Capital Partners, LLC and a Director of the Board of Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd., serving as the Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as the Corporate Governance Committee. He is currently serving on the board of Porton Fine Chemicals Ltd., and private companies including Avalon Biomedical (Management) Ltd., Avagenex Ltd. and Aiviva Biopharma, Inc., as well as serving the Hong Kong X-Tech Startup platform as a general partner and mentor. He is also an Executive Board Member of the charity Project Vision and is an honorary professor/adjunct professor of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Chongqing Southwestern Hospital, and a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Biomedical Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Lau received his medical degree (M.B.B.S.) and medical doctorate degree (M.D.) from the University of Hong Kong. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Randoll Sze

Mr. Randoll Sze is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mr. Sze has served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2018. Prior to his appointment and since October 2017, Mr. Sze served as our Director of Corporate Development and Investor Relations, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sze began his career at Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited (“Credit Suisse”) in 2006, and was most recently a Director in its Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division in Hong Kong, a position he held from January 2016 to October 2017. While at Credit Suisse, Mr. Sze worked primarily on financing and strategic advisory transactions for both private and public companies. Mr. Sze obtained a B.S. from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. degree from Columbia University.

William Zuo

Dr. William Zuo, Ph.D. serves as President, Polymed Therapeutics of the company. Dr. Zuo joined our company in 2015 as President of our China operations in conjunction with our acquisition of Polymed. Dr. Zuo served as President of Polymed Therapeutics since 1995 and Chairman of Chongqing Taihao Pharmaceutical since 2012. Dr. Zuo’s career has focused on the development, manufacture, and sale and marketing of various complex API on a global basis, especially injectable oncology API. Dr. Zuo was the CEO of the Fibrocell Science Group Companies in Asia from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Zuo oversaw the introduction of the U.S. FDA approved cell therapeutics product, LaViv, to the Asia market. He has overseen the construction of multiple cGMP facilities in China and has extensive experience with the Food and Drug Administrations in both China and the United States. Dr. Zuo received his Ph.D in Nanotechnology from Rice University where he worked extensively with Dr. Richard Smalley, the late Nobel Prize Scholar in Chemistry. Dr. Zuo also has Master degrees in Chemical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Rice University.

Jeffrey Yordon

Mr. Jeffrey M. Yordon serves as Chief Operating Officer and President, Athenex Pharmaceutical Division of the company. Mr. Yordon joined our company as President, Athenex Pharmaceutical Division in April 2016 and in February 2017 he was appointed as our Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Yordon has held multiple senior management positions in the pharmaceutical industry over the last 46 years. Mr. Yordon was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sagent Pharmaceuticals from 2007 until joining us in 2016. Prior to that Mr. Yordon was the COO of American Pharmaceutical Partners where he was a co-founder until the company was eventually sold to Fresenius. Mr. Yordon was the CEO of Faulding Pharmaceuticals, CEO and founder of YorPharm, COO of Gensia Pharmaceuticals and he was involved in the sale of each of these companies to Apotex, Teva and Hospira, respectively. Mr. Yordon was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2014, won a prestigious Innovation Award from the City of Chicago, was appointed to the Chicago Innovation Council in 2014, was appointed by Governor Rauner to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority in 2015, has been appointed to be the Chairman of the Board of the Northern Illinois University Foundation, is the Chair of the NIU Political Science Advisory Panel and is actively involved in the NIU Athletic program. Mr. Yordon received a B.A. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.

Rudolf Kwan

Dr. Rudolf Kwan serves as Chief Medical Officer of the company since 2014 and has advised our company since 2008. Until February 2017, Dr. Kwan was engaged on a consultant basis. Dr. Kwan has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in global clinical development and operations. Before joining us, he served dual roles at Schering-Plough as Vice President and Regional Head of Asia Pacific Global Clinical Operations and Vice President of Global Clinical Development (“CNS”). In the clinical operations position, Dr. Kwan successfully recruited Heads of Clinical Operations for China, South East Asia, Australia, Taiwan and South Korea and set up the infrastructure to conduct global clinical trials in Asia Pacific for Schering-Plough. As Vice President of Global CNS he was responsible for the clinical development of all Schering-Plough’s central nervous system drugs, globally, where his achievements included overseeing development and execution of a bioequivalence registration strategy for a new formulation of Temodol for glioblastoma, which led to a simultaneous global registration. He also designed and executed multiple global development programs. He held similar positions at Chiron Corporation and was at Smith-Kline Beecham. Dr. Kwan obtained his medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Hong Kong, and received subsequent training at the University of Wales and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom. He was a member and Chair of the Data Monitoring and Safety Board and Protocol Review Board for the Clinical Trial Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (“NIH”). He was also a member of several advisory panels and grant review panels for the NIH.

Simon Pedder

Dr. Simon C. Pedder Ph.D. serves as Chief Business and Strategy Officer, Proprietary Products of the company. Dr. Pedder has had a long career in both drug development and commercialization. This includes recent leadership roles with publicly traded biotechnology companies. He was President and CEO of Cellectar Biosciences from April 2014 to June 2015. He was President and CEO of Chelsea Therapeutics from May 2004 to July 2012. Previously he was Vice President of Oncology Pharma Business, and a company officer at Hoffmann-La Roche, as well he has served as the Life Cycle Leader and Global Project Leader of Pegasys/IFN and Head of Hepatitis Franchise at Roche. Dr. Pedder has served on the board of directors of Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. since March 2016, Delcath Systems, Inc. since November 2017 and Cerecor, Inc. since April 2018. Formerly, he was a member of the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology in College of Medicine in the University of Saskatchewan, where he obtained his Ph.D in Pharmacology. During his longstanding career in pharmaceutical development, Dr. Pedder has led the late stage development and commercial launch of multiple proprietary pharmaceutical products. In addition to his Ph.D in Pharmacology, Dr. Pedder obtained a Master of Science in Toxicology from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, and completed the Roche-sponsored Pharmaceutical Executive Management Program at Columbia Business School.

Stephanie Davis

Ms. Stephanie A Davis is Independent Director of the Company, effective April 1, 2019. Ms. Stephanie is currently a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry, where she has led the Private Equity/Technology markets in North America since August 2017 and is a core member of the CEO & Board practices. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Davis spent 17 years at Spencer Stuart, another leading global executive search firm where she was a member of the CEO & Board Practice. Earlier in her career, she led the international division of educational software company, Jostens Learning Corporation, and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Throughout her career, Ms. Davis has been active with nonprofits, and is currently serving as a Trustee for The Buckley School. Previously she has served as a National Trustee for The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and as a board member for Los Angeles Team Mentoring. Ms. Davis is a frequent speaker on board governance and women in the boardroom, including: Princeton University’s She ROARS Conference 2018, “Earning your Stripes: The Journey to Board Membership”; Harvard Business School Reunion 2017, “Women on Boards”; and several corporate conferences. She is a founding sponsor of “2020 Women on Boards” national campaign, and past member of WomenCorporateDirectors. Ms. Davis earned her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Science in Engineering, cum laude, from Princeton University.

Jordan Kanfer

Mr. Jordan S. Kanfer is Independent Director of the Company. Jordan Kanfer has served as a Managing Director, Convertible and Equity Research at Opti Capital Management, where he is responsible for all aspects of healthcare investing for both credit and equity components, since March 2018. He is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Board of Advisors for dB Diagnostics Systems. Mr. Kanfer’s investment management experience includes working in various managerial and senior analyst roles, most recently for Arrowgrass Capital Partners from July 2014 to February 2018, and previously at TPG-Axon Capital, JANA Partners, and SAC Capital. Prior to working on the buy-side, Mr. Kanfer was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and previously worked in the healthcare industry in multiple consulting and operations capacities. He received an M.P.H. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a B.A. in history from Yeshiva University.

Tiong Lu Koh

Mr. Tiong Lu (John) Koh is Independent Director of the Company. John Koh has served as an independent director of NSL Ltd.; Mapletree Industrial Trust, a Singapore listed REIT; Kris Energy; and Aurora Mobile Limited (Nasdaq: JG). He is Chairman of the Audit Committees of NSL, JG, and Kris Energy; and a Lead Independent Director for Mapletree REIT and Kris Energy. He has also served as a Senior Adviser to Global Counsel, a UK policy advisory business, since April 2016 and as Director of its Singapore company since March 2016. Mr. Koh has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and law having been a Managing Director and Senior Advisor of the Goldman Sachs Group until 2005. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 1999, Mr. Koh spent 19 years as a lawyer, including 7 years with Milbank Tweed and Paul Weiss, as well as serving in the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers office. Mr. Koh has an active interest in the arts and the book business as the owner of Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London’s oldest antiquarian bookseller. He is also a director of the National Library Board, National Museum and is on the development board of Oxford University’s Bodleian Library and advisory committees of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Chelsea Physic Garden. Mr. Koh received a Singapore government scholarship to read economics and law at Trinity College, Cambridge and is also a graduate of Harvard Law School. He is also the author of the biography of Singapore’s first Chief Justice published in 2008 by the Singapore Academy of Law.

Kwan Hung Tsang

Mr. Kwan Hung (Benson) Tsang is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Tsang has served as a member of the board of directors since July 2018. Mr. Tsang brings over 30 years of financial and general management experience to Athenex. Since July 2015, through his consulting firm, Benita Consulting Company, he provides financial and operational advisory services to companies in Canada and China. From March 2010 to June 2015, Mr. Tsang served as the Chief Financial Officer of ATA Inc. From July 2006 to February 2009, Mr. Tsang held the role of Chief Financial Officer of WuXi Pharmatech Inc. where he played a crucial role in the company’s successful IPO in 2007. From November 2011 to March 2013, he served as an independent director of Shangpharma Corp. Mr. Tsang has also held senior positions at PCCW Ltd., Imation Corp., Coopers & Lybrand and D&T. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Tsang holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

Jinn Wu

Dr. Jinn Wu Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the company since April 2007. In 1987, Dr. Wu founded XenoBiotic Laboratories, Inc., or XBL, in Plainsboro, New Jersey, a contract research organization that provides an extensive array of clinical and preclinical research services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and he served as its President until September 2014. Since then, Dr. Wu has served as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of WuXi AppTec Group, a global contract research outsourcing provider, from 2015 to 2016 and, from 2017 through October 2018, as Scientific Strategic Advisor to WuXi AppTec Group. Dr. Wu has served as chairman of the board of AiViva Biopharma since 2016 and a member of the board of directors of Handa Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. since 2017. Dr. Wu earned a Ph.D in Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry from Ohio State University and spent several years as a research scientist at FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), a chemical manufacturing company, before founding XBL. He is an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences and is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, the American Society of Pharmacognosy and the American Chemical Society.

Tim McCarthy

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