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Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc (CATB.OQ)

CATB.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kenneth Bate

69 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jill Milne

52 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director

Benjamin Harshbarger

2020 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Andrew Nichols

59 2016 Chief Scientific Officer

Noah Clauser

46 2017 Vice President - Finance

Joanne Donovan

63 2011 Chief Medical Officer

Andrew Komjathy

57 2019 Chief Commercial Officer

Burt Adelman

67 2016 Independent Director

Joanne Beck

59 2019 Independent Director

Hugh Cole

55 2019 Independent Director

Michael Kishbauch

71 2016 Independent Director

Gregg Lapointe

61 2019 Independent Director

Andrea Matthews

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Kenneth Bate

Mr. Kenneth M. Bate serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Bate has served as an independent consultant in the biotechnology field since 2012. From April 2009 until December 2011, Mr. Bate was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Archemix, a privately held biotechnology company. From March 2006 to April 2009, Mr. Bate served in various positions at NitroMed, a public pharmaceutical company, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Bate was head of commercial operations and Chief Financial Officer at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Millennium, Mr. Bate co-founded JSB-Partners, LLC, a banking and advisory services firm for biopharmaceutical and life sciences companies. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Bate was employed with Biogen, Inc., a public biotechnology company, first as its Chief Financial Officer and then as head of the commercial organization. Mr. Bate is a director of four other public biopharmaceutical companies, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Genocea Biosciences, Epizyme Pharmaceuticals and Madrigal Pharmaceuticals. During the last five years, Mr. Bate served as a member of the board of directors of public biopharmaceutical companies Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Biomarin Pharmaceutial and Vanda Pharmaceuticals. He holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in chemistry from Williams College. We believe that Mr. Bate's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his operating, finance, commercial, transactional and senior management experience in the industry, as well as his experience serving on the boards of directors of other public companies in the life sciences industry.

Jill Milne

Dr. Jill C. Milne Ph.D. serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director of the Company. Dr. Milne worked as head of discovery biology at Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company, from 2004 to 2008, when it was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline. From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Milne worked at Pfizer Global Research and Development, where she served as the worldwide head of the Drug Pfinder Program and head of the Enzyme Target Group at the Pfizer Discovery Technology Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Pfizer, she was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow in the department of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Harvard Medical School from 1995 to 1998. Dr. Milne holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a B.A. in biological chemistry from Wellesley College. We believe that Dr. Milne is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of her extensive leadership experience in the life sciences industry and her extensive knowledge of our company based on her role as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Benjamin Harshbarger

Mr. Benjamin Scott Harshbarger serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Harshbarger most recently served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel at Novelion Therapeutics, Inc., the parent company of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, he served in several legal roles at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including as Deputy General Counsel, VP, EMEA Legal Counsel, and Acting General Counsel and General Counsel. As Acting General Counsel and General Counsel, he played a critical role in revamping Aegerion's compliance program. Mr. Harshbarger has also held senior legal positions at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Viacell, Inc. and Biogen, Inc. Mr. Harshbarger holds his JD from Boston College Law School, and his BA from the University of Richmond.

Andrew Nichols

Dr. Andrew John Nichols Ph.D. serves as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Nichols was Associate Vice President, Cardiometabolic Diseases at Merck Research Labs, a pharmaceutical research company, leading drug discovery and early clinical development programs. Dr. Nichols was also Associate Vice President/Executive Director, In Vivo Pharmacology at Merck Research Labs from August 2010 to October 2013, and Executive Director, In Vivo Sciences at Merck Research Labs from August 2009 to August 2010. Prior to Merck, Dr. Nichols was Vice President of Preclinical Research at Zafgen, Vice President of Research at Alinea, Vice President of Drug Discovery Project Leadership at Millennium and Director of the Alliance Management Group at SmithKline Beecham. He holds an M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge, England and a B.Sc. in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds, England.

Noah Clauser

Mr. Noah Clauser serves as Vice President - Finance of the Company. He has served as the Company’s Vice President, Finance and led the Company’s finance and operations functions since August 2017. Previously, he served as Senior Director, Finance and Controller of the Company from January 2016 to August 2017 and as Controller of the Company from April 2011 to December 2015. Mr. Clauser is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and holds an M.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Management from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Joanne Donovan

Dr. Joanne M. Donovan M.D. Ph.D. serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Donovan has held an appointment at Harvard Medical School since 1990, most recently as associate clinical professor of medicine. From 1998 to July 2011, Dr. Donovan served in positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately as vice president of clinical development, at Genzyme, a biotechnology company, which she joined through its acquisition of GelTex. Dr. Donovan holds a Ph.D. in medical engineering and medical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Andrew Komjathy

Mr. Andrew Komjathy serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mr. Komjathy was the Vice President, Commercial Sales at Alkermes, Inc., a publicly held pharmaceutical company, from May 2014 to November 2018. From 2012 to 2014, he was the Vice President, Sales for the U.S. Multiple Sclerosis Business Unit at Genzyme, a publicly held pharmaceutical company. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Komjathy held three Vice President positions at Shire Human Genetic Therapies, initially as Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Operations in the North American and Asia-Pacific regions, followed by Vice President, Global Franchise Leader for Fabry/Gaucher in Switzerland, and ultimately as Vice President, Commercial Operations. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Komjathy held positions of increasing responsibility at Biogen. Mr. Komjathy holds an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business and his B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University.

Burt Adelman

Dr. Burt A. Adelman M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Adelman has served as a Senior Advisor at Novo Ventures US Inc., a venture capital firm, since September 2017. Previously, Dr. Adelman was Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer of Dyax, a biotechnology company, from February 2012 until its acquisition by Shire in January 2016. Prior to joining Dyax, he worked at Eleven Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company, where he served as interim President of Research and Development from 2010 to 2011 and as Senior Advisor from February 2011 until December 2011. From 1991 to 2007, Dr. Adelman held positions of increasing responsibility at Biogen, a global biotechnology company, ultimately as Executive Vice President, Portfolio Strategy. From 1998 through 2020, Dr. Adelman served as a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School and as an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Adelman holds an M.D. from Cornell Medical College and a B.S. in biology from Trinity College. He completed residency training and a hematology fellowship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. We believe that Dr. Adelman is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his broad experience in drug development.

Joanne Beck

Dr. Joanne T. Beck Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Beck is currently the Chief Operations Officer at Boston Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, a position in which she has served since December 2019. From April 2016 to December 2019, Dr. Beck served as the Executive Vice President of Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations at Celgene Corporation, a publicly held biopharmaceutical company. From 2012 to March 2016, Dr. Beck was Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development at Shire Plc, a former publicly held biopharmaceutical company. Prior to Shire, she held positions of increasing responsibility in Global Pharmaceutical Operations at Abbott Laboratories, a publicly held pharmaceuticals and healthcare products company, and was the site head of Abbott Vascular Instruments GmbH. Prior to Abbott, Dr. Beck held positions in Process Development at Genentech and Amgen. Dr. Beck currently serves as a member of the board of directors of public biopharmaceutical company Orchard Therapeutics. Dr. Beck holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Oregon Health and Science University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, and holds a B.A. in chemistry from Lewis and Clark College. We believe that Dr. Beck is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of her significant experience in the areas of process development, manufacturing and supply chain of biopharmaceuticals and her experience as an executive officer and board member in the pharmaceutical industry.

Hugh Cole

Mr. Hugh M. Cole serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cole is currently the Chief Business Officer and Head of Corporate Development at Jounce Therapeutics, a publicly held biotechnology company, a position in which he has served since August 2017. From 2014 to July 2017, Mr. Cole was the Chief Business Officer at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, a publicly held pharmaceutical company. Prior to ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Shire Pharmaceuticals, most recently Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Program Management from 2012 to 2014, Global Franchise Leader from 2009 to 2012, and head of Business Development for Shire's rare disease business from 2007 to 2009. Prior to Shire, Mr. Cole held various positions in Business Development at Oscient Pharmaceuticals and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Cole holds an A.B. in Chemistry from Harvard University and an M.B.A. in Health Care Management and Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Cole is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his significant experience in the areas of business development and strategic planning and his experience as an executive officer in the pharmaceutical industry.

Michael Kishbauch

Mr. Michael D. Kishbauch serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kishbauch previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, a publicly held biopharmaceutical company, from July 2004 until his retirement in September 2013. Prior to that, he founded and, from 1996 to 2004, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OraPharma, a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company focused on oral health care that was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2003. Mr. Kishbauch also held senior management positions with MedImmune, Inc., a biotechnology company, from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Kishbauch formerly served as a director of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, from July 2004 through January 2020, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2013 through 2019 and TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corporation from 2014 through 2016. Mr. Kishbauch holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in biology from Wesleyan University. We believe that Mr. Kishbauch is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience as an entrepreneur and manager and as a public company senior executive in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Gregg Lapointe

Mr. Gregg A. Lapointe CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. He holds an M.B.A. from Duke University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University. We believe that Mr. Lapointe is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his significant experience in the areas of finance, management and specialty drug commercialization and his experience as an executive officer and board member in the pharmaceutical industry.

Andrea Matthews