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Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (ATRA.OQ)

ATRA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Pascal Touchon

2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Utpal Koppikar

49 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Newell

49 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Operations Officer

Mina Kim

45 2019 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Derrell Porter

48 2017 Senior Vice President,Head of Commercial

Dietmar Berger

56 2018 Global Head of Research and Development

Carol Gallagher

54 2013 Lead Independent Director

Roy Baynes

64 2018 Independent Director

Eric Dobmeier

2015 Independent Director

Matthew Fust

54 2014 Independent Director

William Heiden

59 2015 Independent Director

Beth Seidenberg

62 2012 Independent Director

John Craighead

Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Pascal Touchon

Dr. Pascal Touchon has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company, Effective June 24, 2019. Dr. Touchon, age 56, has served in roles of increasing responsibility at Novartis Oncology, a business unit of Novartis International AG, a global pharmaceutical company, since August 2015, most recently as Global Head Cell & Gene Therapies Oncology and a member of the Oncology Executive Committee. Previously, Dr. Touchon was Global Head Strategy, Business Development & Licensing, Oncology and a member of the Oncology Executive Committee. Prior to joining Novartis Oncology, Dr. Touchon spent nearly thirty years in the pharmaceutical industry in various companies, countries and leadership roles, most recently with Servier SAS, a privately owned French pharmaceutical company, as Senior Executive Vice President, member of the company Executive Committee and Head of Business Development and Licensing. Dr. Touchon holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France), a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) in Management from Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (Toulouse, France) and an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France).

Utpal Koppikar

Mr. Utpal Koppikar is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2018. Prior to joining Atara, from June 2011 to June 2018, Mr. Koppikar held several senior financial leadership positions at Gilead Sciences, including as Vice President of Corporate and Operations Finance, responsible for R&D, corporate, G&A, process development and manufacturing, and strategic sourcing. Prior to Gilead, from January 2001 to June 2011, he served in multiple finance roles of increasing responsibility at Amgen. Mr. Koppikar earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland and received a M.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Stanford University. He also holds an MBA in finance and marketing from The Anderson School at UCLA.

Joseph Newell

Mr. Joseph Newell serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Operations Officer of the Company. He has served as our EVP and Chief Technical Operations Officer since April 2017. From July 2015 to April 2017, he was Vice President, North America Manufacturing at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. From March 2008 to July 2015, Mr. Newell served various roles within Amgen, Inc., a publicly traded human therapeutics company, including as Executive Director and Plant Manager from August 2012 to September 2014 and Executive Director, Operations Strategic Planning from September 2014 to June 2015. He received a B.S. from California State Polytechnic University – Pomona.

Mina Kim

Ms. Mina Kim is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Mina has served as our SVP, Corporate Strategy and General Counsel since February 2019 and as our SVP, General Counsel since April 2018. From March 2014 to April 2018, Ms. Kim served as general counsel of Sunrun Inc., where she was responsible for corporate governance, SEC reporting, tax, corporate and project finance, litigation and employment law. Before joining Sunrun in March 2014, Ms. Kim served as General Counsel of Fly Leasing Limited and Vice President of legal at BBAM Aircraft Management. Earlier in her career she held positions of increasing responsibility at Williams-Sonoma and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Ms. Kim holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Derrell Porter

Dr. Derrell D. Porter, M.D. has served as our Senior Vice President,Head of Commercial of the Company. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2018. Prior to joining Atara, from June 2011 to June 2018, Mr. Koppikar held several senior financial leadership positions at Gilead Sciences, including as Vice President of Corporate and Operations Finance, responsible for R&D, corporate, G&A, process development and manufacturing, and strategic sourcing. Prior to Gilead, from January 2001 to June 2011, he served in multiple finance roles of increasing responsibility at Amgen. Mr. Koppikar earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland and received a M.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Stanford University. He also holds an MBA in finance and marketing from The Anderson School at UCLA.

Dietmar Berger

Dr. Dietmar Berger is Global Head of Research and Development of the Company. He has served as Global Head of Research and Development since May 2018. Prior to joining Atara, from November 2011 to March 2018, Dr. Berger worked at Genentech, Inc. a Member of the Roche Group and was most recently the Senior Vice President and Global Head, Product Development, Clinical Science Hematology and Oncology. From October 2009 to November 2011, he led oncology clinical development at Bayer, and from February 1999 to October 2009 held positions of increasing responsibility at Amgen. He received the Cancer Award of the German Cancer Society for his research on angiogenesis and earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Freiburg.

Carol Gallagher

Dr. Carol G. Gallagher, Pharm.D. is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Since October 2014, Dr. Gallagher has served as a partner with New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm. Prior to joining New Enterprise Associates, Dr. Gallagher served as a venture partner with Frazier Healthcare, a venture capital firm, from October 2013 to September 2014. Dr. Gallagher served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, from 2008 to 2011, when the company was acquired by Gilead Sciences. From 2007 to 2008, Dr. Gallagher was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Metastatix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to that time starting in 1989, she served in various roles at pharmaceutical companies Eli Lilly, Amgen, Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Biogen Idec Pharmaceuticals, CancerVax and Anadys Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Gallagher attended Vanderbilt University and received B.S. and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Kentucky. We believe that Dr. Gallagher is qualified to serve on our Board due to her extensive experience in the pharmaceuticals industry, her leadership and management experience, and her service as a director of other biopharmaceutical companies.

Roy Baynes

Dr. Roy Baynes is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the Board since September 2018. Dr. Baynes has served as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Development at Merck Research Laboratories, the research division of Merck and Co., Inc., since December 2013 and as Chief Medical Officer of Merck and Co, Inc., a global healthcare company, since July 2016. Prior to his roles at Merck, Dr. Baynes served as Senior Vice President of Oncology, Inflammation and Respiratory Therapeutics at Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from January 2012 to December 2013. Prior to Gilead, Dr. Baynes held positions of increasing responsibility at Amgen Inc., a biotechnology company, from August 2002 to January 2012, most recently as Vice President of Global Clinical Development and Therapeutic Area Head for Hematology/Oncology. Before joining Amgen, Dr. Baynes was the Charles Martin Professor of Cancer Research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, at Wayne State University. Dr. Baynes serves on the board of directors of Natera, Inc. and Retrophin, Inc. Dr. Baynes has authored more than 150 publications and is a member or fellow of several international medical societies. Dr. Baynes received his medical degree and doctorate in philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and completed his medical training in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Johannesburg Hospital. We believe that Dr. Baynes is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive executive experience in the life sciences industry, his leadership and management experience, and his service as a director of other biopharmaceutical companies.

Eric Dobmeier

Mr. Eric L. Dobmeier is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Chinook Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, since April 2019. From January 2018 to June 2018, Mr. Dobmeier was President and Chief Executive Officer of Silverback Therapeutics, Inc, a biotechnology company. Previously, he was at Seattle Genetics, Inc., a biotechnology company, where he held positions of increasing responsibility for more than 15 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer from June 2011 to December 2017. Prior to joining Seattle Genetics, Mr. Dobmeier was an attorney with the law firms of Venture Law Group and Heller Ehrman LLP, where he represented technology companies in connection with public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate partnering transactions. Mr. Dobmeier received a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and an A.B. in History from Princeton University. We believe that Mr. Dobmeier’s legal, business development and operating experience and years of senior management experience at a public biotechnology company provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Matthew Fust

Mr. Matthew K. Fust is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the Board since March 2014. Mr. Fust has served on the board of directors of Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since February 2018, Dermira, Inc. since April 2014, MacroGenics, Inc. since March 2014 and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc. since January 2014. Mr. Fust was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from January 2009 through its acquisition by Amgen in October 2013. Mr. Fust continued as an employee of Amgen until January 2014. From May 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Fust served as Chief Financial Officer at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Fust served as Chief Financial Officer at Perlegen Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at ALZA Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, where he was an executive from 1996 until 2002. From 1991 until 1996, Mr. Fust was a manager in the healthcare strategy practice at Andersen Consulting. Mr. Fust received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe that Mr. Fust is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience as a chief financial officer in the life sciences industry, his leadership and management experience, and his service as a director of other biopharmaceutical companies.

William Heiden

Mr. William K. Heiden is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, since May 2012. Prior to joining AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Heiden served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GTC Biotherapeutics, Inc. (now known as rEVO Biologics, Inc.), a biotherapeutics company, starting in June 2010. From September 2004 until December 2008, Mr. Heiden served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Elixir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Elixir Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Heiden served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Praecis Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (which was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline), from 2002 to 2004. From 1987 to 2002, Mr. Heiden progressed through various positions of increasing responsibility at Schering-Plough Corporation (which was acquired by Merck & Co.), including managing a number of businesses in the United States, Europe and Canada. Mr. Heiden holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, a M.I.M. degree from the University of Louvain and a B.A. degree from the University of Florida. We believe that Mr. Heiden’s extensive experience as a pharmaceutical and biotechnology executive provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Beth Seidenberg

Dr. Beth C. Seidenberg, M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Seidenberg is the managing director of Westlake Village BioPartners, a venture capital firm that focused on life sciences that she founded in September 2018. Dr. Seidenberg is also a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, where she has primarily focused on life sciences investing since May 2005. Dr. Seidenberg was previously the Senior Vice President, Head of Global Development and Chief Medical Officer at Amgen, Inc., a biotechnology company. In addition, Dr. Seidenberg was a senior executive in research and development at Bristol Myers Squibb Company, a biopharmaceutical company, and Merck. Dr. Seidenberg received a B.S. from Barnard College and an M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her post-graduate training at The Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Seidenberg serves on the board of director of Epizyme, Inc. We believe that Dr. Seidenberg’s extensive experience in the life sciences industry as a senior executive and venture capitalist, as well as her training as a physician, provide her with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

John Craighead

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Pascal Touchon

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Utpal Koppikar

4,220,280

Joseph Newell

2,492,290

Mina Kim

3,384,430

Derrell Porter

1,510,390

Dietmar Berger

4,972,440

Carol Gallagher

269,256

Roy Baynes

411,462

Eric Dobmeier

260,089

Matthew Fust

261,756

William Heiden

246,756

Beth Seidenberg

246,756

John Craighead

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As Of  31 Dec 2018