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Biogen Inc (BIIB.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stelios Papadopoulos

68 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michel Vounatsos

56 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Capello

53 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ginger Gregory

50 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Susan Alexander

61 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal, Corporate Services and Secretary

Michael Ehlers

49 2016 Executive Vice President, Head - Research and Development

Chirfi Guindo

52 2017 Executive Vice President, Head of Global Marketing, Market Access and Customer Innovation

Paul McKenzie

52 2016 Executive Vice President - Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology

Alfred Sandrock

60 2017 Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Mark Hernon

2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Gregory Covino

52 2017 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Alexander Denner

47 2009 Independent Director

Caroline Dorsa

58 2010 Independent Director

Nancy Leaming

69 2008 Independent Director

Richard Mulligan

62 2009 Independent Director

Robert Pangia

66 1997 Independent Director

Brian Posner

56 2008 Independent Director

Eric Rowinsky

60 2010 Independent Director

Lynn Schenk

72 1995 Independent Director

Stephen Sherwin

68 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stelios Papadopoulos

Dr. Stelios B. Papadopoulos, Ph.D. is the Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Papadopoulos has served as one of our directors since 2008 and as our independent Chairman since June 2014. Dr. Papadopoulos also serves as the Chairman of Regulus Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and Exelixis, Inc., a drug discovery and development company that he co-founded in 1994. Previously, he was an investment banker with Cowen & Co., LLC, a financial services company, focusing on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, from 2000 until his retirement as Vice Chairman in August 2006. Prior to joining Cowen & Co., Dr. Papadopoulos served for 13 years as an investment banker at PaineWebber, Inc., a financial services company, where he was most recently Chairman of PaineWebber Development Corp., a PaineWebber subsidiary focusing on biotechnology.

Michel Vounatsos

Mr. Michel Vounatsos is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Prior to that, from April 2016 to December 2016, Mr. Vounatsos served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining Biogen, Mr. Vounatsos spent 20 years at Merck where he most recently served as President, Primary Care, Customer Business Line. In this role, he led Merck’s global primary care business unit, a role which encompassed Merck’s cardiology-metabolic, general medicine, women’s health and biosimilars groups and developed and instituted a strategic framework for enhancing the company’s relationships with key constituents, including the most significant providers, payors and retailers and the world’s largest governments. Mr. Vounatsos previously held leadership positions across Europe and in China for Merck. Prior to that, Mr. Vounatsos held management positions at Ciba-Geigy. Universite Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, France, C.S.C.T. Certificate in Medicine from HEC School of Management - Paris, M.B.A.

Jeffrey Capello

Mr. Jeffrey D. Capello is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Capello served as the Chief Financial Officer of Beacon Health Options, Inc., a behavioral health company, with responsibility for finance, human resources, information technology, real estate and procurement, from October 2016 until November 2017. From July 2015 until September 2016, Mr. Capello was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Monomoy Advisors which focuses on helping companies drive shareholder value. From July 2014 until June 2015, Mr. Capello served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, an in vitro diagnostics company that was acquired by the Carlyle Group from Johnson & Johnson, with responsibility for global finance and business development. Prior to his role at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Mr. Capello served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Boston Scientific Corporation, a medical device company, from March 2010 to December 2013. At Boston Scientific, Mr. Capello was responsible for the worldwide management of Boston Scientific’s finance, information systems, business development and corporate strategy functions. Mr. Capello joined Boston Scientific in June 2008 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer until March 2010. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibilities for global finance and business development at PerkinElmer, Inc., a life sciences tool company, from 2006 to 2008. Previously, he served as PerkinElmer’s Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller, Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer from 2001 to 2006. Prior to his tenure at PerkinElmer, Mr. Capello was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, both in the United States and in the Netherlands.

Ginger Gregory

Ms. Ginger Gregory, Ph.D. is appointed as Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining Biogen, Dr. Gregory served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Shire PLC, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, from February 2014 to April 2017. Prior to that, Dr. Gregory held executive-level human resources positions for several multinational companies across a variety of industries, including Dunkin’ Brands, where she served as Chief Human Resource Officer; Novartis, AG, where she was the division head of Human Resources for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Novartis Consumer Health and Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research from 2005 to 2012; and Novo Nordisk, where she served as Senior Vice President, Corporate People & Organization at the company’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Earlier in her career, she held a variety of human resources generalist and specialist positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and served as a consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton in the area of organization change and effectiveness. University of Massachusetts B.A., in Psychology l The George Washington University, Ph.D. Psychology

Susan Alexander

Ms. Susan H. Alexander, Esq., is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal, Corporate Services and Secretary of the Company. Prior to that, from December 2011 to March 2017, Ms. Alexander served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary and from 2006 to December 2011, as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. From 2003 to January 2006, Ms. Alexander served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PAREXEL International Corporation, a biopharmaceutical services company. From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Alexander served as General Counsel of IONA Technologies, a software company. From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Alexander served as Counsel at Cabot Corporation, a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. Prior to that, Ms. Alexander was a partner at the law firms of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder and Fine & Ambrogne.

Michael Ehlers

Dr. Michael D. Ehlers, M.D., Ph.D. is Executive Vice President, Head - Research and Development of the Company. Prior to joining Biogen, from August 2010 to April 2016, Dr. Ehlers served in leadership positions at Pfizer, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, including Senior Vice President & Head BioTherapeutics R&D and Chief Scientific Officer, Neuroscience & Pain. Prior to that, Dr. Ehlers was the George Barth Geller Professor of Neurobiology and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University Medical Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Eppendorf & Science Prize in Neurobiology, the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology, the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award, a National Institute of Mental Health MERIT Award, the National Alliance for Schizophrenia and Depression Distinguished Investigator Award and the Massachusetts Medical Society Honored Business Leader Award. In 2013, Dr. Ehlers became the 11th recipient of the Thudichum Medal of the Biochemical Society of the United Kingdom. Past recipients include two Nobel laureates. Dr. Ehlers has authored over 100 scientific papers, has served on the Editorial Boards of Annual Reviews in Medicine, Annual Reviews in Pharmacology and Toxicology, the Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience and has sat on advisory committees of the National Institutes of Health.

Chirfi Guindo

Mr. Chirfi Guindo is Executive Vice President, Head of Global Marketing, Market Access and Customer Innovation of the Company. Prior to joining Biogen, Mr. Guindo spent 27 years in the global pharmaceutical industry and has held several leadership positions at Merck in Canada, the U.S., France, Africa and the Netherlands. He worked in several disciplines including Finance, Sales & Marketing, General Management and Global Strategy/Product Development in specialty, acute and hospital care. Most recently Mr. Guindo was Vice President and Managing Director and President and Managing Director of Merck Canada from October 2014 to November 2017. From January 2011 to October 2014, he was Vice President and General Manager, Global HIV Franchise at Merck & Co.

Paul McKenzie

Dr. Paul McKenzie, Ph.D. is a Executive Vice President - Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology of the Company. Prior to that, from February 2016 to June 2016, he served as our Senior Vice President for Global Biologics Manufacturing & Technical Operations. Prior to joining Biogen, since 2008, Dr. McKenzie held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), including Vice President of R&D for J&J’s Ethicon business where he led the manufacturing and technical operations team responsible for internal and external manufacturing of Janssen’s pharmaceutical portfolio. He also ran global Development for Janssen R&D, helping to manage pipeline activities from discovery through clinical development and commercialization. Prior to J&J, Dr. McKenzie also held various R&D and manufacturing positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck & Co. University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Chemical Engineering l Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering.

Alfred Sandrock

Dr. Alfred W. Sandrock, Jr. M.D. Ph.D. is Executive Vice President - Neurology Discovery and Development and Chief Medical Officer of Biogen Inc. Dr. Sandrock has served as our Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Neurology Discovery and Development since November 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Sandrock served as our Chief Medical Officer and Group Senior Vice President from May 2013 to October 2015, and as our Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Development Sciences from February 2012 to April 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Sandrock held several senior executive positions since joining us in 1998, including Senior Vice President of Neurology Research and Development and Vice President of Clinical Development, Neurology. He received his B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard University and internship in Medicine, residency and chief residency in Neurology, and clinical fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease and Clinical Neurophysiology (electromyography) Massachusetts General Hospital.

Mark Hernon

Mr. Mark Hernon is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. In his new role, Mr. Hernon will lead the global information technology (IT) organization and be responsible for accelerating and supporting Biogen's operations through delivery of innovative technology capabilities, systems, and tools that align with Biogen's corporate strategy. Mr. Hernon joins Biogen with more than 30 years of experience in IT and strategic leadership. In recent years with Takeda Pharmaceuticals, he was the Regional CIO for the Americas and Global Head of R&D, QA and HR Systems, as well as VP of Operations for the Cambridge, MA site. He was most recently the Global Head of R&D Site Strategy and Operations, where he led the global transformation of Takeda's R&D footprint. Mr. Hernon holds a BS and MS in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Gregory Covino

Mr. Gregory F. Covino is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Company. From June 2017 to December 2017, Mr. Covino also served as our interim Principal Financial Officer. From March 2010 to April 2012, Mr. Covino served at Boston Scientific Corporation, a medical device company, as Vice President, Corporate Analysis and Control, having responsibility for the company's internal audit function, and as Vice President, Finance, International from February 2008 to March 2010, having responsibility for the financial activities of the company's international division. Prior to that, Mr. Covino held several finance positions at Hubbell Incorporated, an electrical products company, including Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from 2002 to January 2008, Interim Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2005, and Director, Corporate Accounting from 1999 to 2002.

Alexander Denner

Dr. Alexander J. Denner, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Denner has served as one of our directors since 2009. Dr. Denner is a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sarissa Capital Management LP. Sarissa Capital focuses on improving the strategies of companies to better provide shareholder value. From 2006 to 2011, Dr. Denner served as a Senior Managing Director at Icahn Capital. Prior to that, he served as a portfolio manager at Viking Global Investors and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Caroline Dorsa

Ms. Caroline D. Dorsa is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dorsa has served as one of our directors since 2010. Ms. Dorsa served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, a diversified energy company, from April 2009 until her retirement in October 2015, and served on its Board of Directors from 2003 to April 2009. From February 2008 to April 2009, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Health, Strategy and Integration at Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company. From November 2007 to January 2008, Ms. Dorsa served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc., a life sciences company. From February 2007 to November 2007, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Avaya, Inc., a telecommunications company. From 1987 to January 2007, Ms. Dorsa held various financial and operational positions at Merck & Co., Inc., including Vice President and Treasurer, Executive Director of U.S. Customer Marketing and Executive Director of U.S. Pricing and Strategic Planning. Ms. Dorsa also serves as a director of Illumina, Inc., Intellia Therapeutics, Inc., and as a Trustee of the Goldman Sachs ETF Trust, the Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renaissance Fund, and the Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund, investment funds within the Goldman Sachs fund complex.

Nancy Leaming

Ms. Nancy L. Leaming is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Leaming has served as one of our directors since 2008. Ms. Leaming has been an independent consultant since 2005. From 2003 to 2005, she served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Tufts Health Plan, a provider of healthcare insurance. From 1986 to 2003, Ms. Leaming served in several executive positions at Tufts Health Plan, including President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.

Richard Mulligan

Prof. Dr. Richard C. Mulligan, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Mulligan has served as one of our directors since 2009. He is currently a Portfolio Manager at Icahn Capital LP and, since 2013, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Genetics, Emeritus, at Harvard Medical School, after serving as the Mallinckrodt Professor of Genetics and Director of the Harvard Gene Therapy Initiative since 1996. Prior to that, he was Professor of Molecular Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and the Chief Scientific Officer of Somatix Therapy Corporation, a drug discovery and development company that he founded. Dr. Mulligan was a founding partner of Sarissa Capital Management LP, an investment firm, from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Mulligan was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 1981.

Robert Pangia

Mr. Robert W. Pangia is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pangia served as a director of the Company from 1997 to 2003 during the period the Company was operated as IDEC Pharmaceuticals, and has served as a director since 2003 following IDEC’s merger with Biogen Inc. Mr. Pangia has been a partner in Ivy Capital Partners, LLC, the general partner of Ivy Healthcare Capital, L.P., a private equity fund specializing in healthcare investments, since 2003. From 2011 to 2016 he was also the Chief Executive Officer of Ivy Sports Medicine, LLC, a medical device company. From October 2007 to October 2009, he also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Pangia was self-employed as an investment banker. From 1987 to 1996, he held various senior management positions at PaineWebber, a financial services company, including Executive Vice President and Director of Investment Banking for PaineWebber Incorporated of New York, a member of the Board of Directors of PaineWebber, Inc., Chairman of PaineWebber Properties, Inc., and a member of several of PaineWebber’s executive and operating committees.

Brian Posner

Mr. Brian S. Posner is an Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since July 2008. Mr. Posner has served as one of our directors since 2008. Mr. Posner has been a private investor since March 2008 and is the President of Point Rider Group LLC, a consulting and advisory services firm serving predominantly the financial services industry, as well as institutional investors seeking to make control investments in that industry. From 2005 to March 2008, Mr. Posner served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and co-Chief Investment Officer of ClearBridge Advisors LLC, an asset management company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason. Prior to that, Mr. Posner co-founded Hygrove Partners LLC, a private investment fund, in 2000 and served as its Managing Partner for five years. He served as a portfolio manager and an analyst at Fidelity Investments, a financial services company, from 1987 to 1996 and, from 1997 to 1999, at Warburg Pincus Asset Management/Credit Suisse Asset Management where he also served as co-Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research.

Eric Rowinsky

Dr. Eric K. Rowinsky, M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Rowinsky has served as one of our directors since 2010. He has served as President of RGenix, Inc., a privately-held life sciences company, since November 2015 and as its Executive Chairman since December 2015. From January 2012 to November 2015, Dr. Rowinsky was the Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer of Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focusing on the discovery and development of therapeutics targeting cancer stem cells. Dr. Rowinsky is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at New York University and has been an independent consultant since January 2010. Prior to that, he was the Chief Medical Officer of Primrose Therapeutics, Inc., a start-up biotechnology company focusing on the development of therapeutics for polycystic kidney disease, from August 2010 until its acquisition in September 2011. From 2005 to December 2009, he served as the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of ImClone Systems Incorporated, a life sciences company. From 1996 to 2004, Dr. Rowinsky held several positions at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center’s Institute for Drug Development, including Director of the Institute and Director of Clinical Research. During that time, he held the SBC Endowed Chair for Early Drug Development and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. From 1988 to 1996, Dr. Rowinsky was an Associate Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and on the staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Lynn Schenk

Ms. Lynn Schenk, J.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Schenk served as a director of the Company from 1995 to 2003 during the period the Company was operated as IDEC Pharmaceuticals, and has served as a director since 2003 following IDEC’s merger with Biogen Inc. Ms. Schenk is an attorney and consultant in private practice with extensive public policy and business experience. She is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Scripps Research Institute, a director of the California High Speed Rail Authority Board, and a trustee of the University of California, San Diego Foundation. From 1999 to 2003, she served as Chief of Staff to the Governor of California, during which time she led the effort to create the Institutes for Science and Innovation at the University of California. She headed the State’s Executive Branch risk management team post 9/11 and during the California energy crisis. From 1993 to 1995, Ms. Schenk was a Member of the United States House of Representatives, representing San Diego, California and served on the House Energy & Commerce Committee with a special emphasis on biotechnology. From 1980 to 1983, she was the California Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing during which time she formed the California Commission on Industrial Innovation. Ms. Schenk is a member of the Board of Directors of Sempra Energy, an energy services and development company, and serves on the Compensation Committee and Environmental Health, Safety and Technology Committee of which she is the Chair.

Stephen Sherwin

Dr. Stephen A. Sherwin, M.D. is the Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since March 2010. Dr. Sherwin has served as one of our directors since 2010. Dr. Sherwin currently divides his time between advisory work in the life sciences industry and patient care and teaching in his specialty of medical oncology. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a volunteer Attending Physician in Hematology-Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Sherwin also currently serves as a venture partner with Third Rock Ventures, LLC. Dr. Sherwin previously served as the Chairman of Ceregene, Inc., a life sciences company that he co-founded, from 2001 until its acquisition by Sangamo Biosciences, Inc. in 2013. He was also a co-founder and chairman of Abgenix, Inc., an antibody company which was acquired by Amgen Inc. in 2006. From 1990 to October 2009, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cell Genesys, Inc., a life sciences company, and was its Chairman from 1994 until the company’s merger with BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in October 2009. Prior to that, he held various positions at Genentech, Inc., a life sciences company, most recently as Vice President, Clinical Research. Dr. Sherwin is a member of the Boards of Directors of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Aduro Biotech, Inc., all of which are clinical-stage life sciences companies. During the past five years, Dr. Sherwin also served as a director of BioSante Pharmaceuticals until its merger with ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in September 2013, Vical Inc., and Verastem Inc.