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Check Cap Ltd (CHEK.OQ)

CHEK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Hanley

52 2017 Chairman of the Board

Alex Ovadia

58 2018 Chief Executive Officer

Mira Rosenzweig

48 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Yoav Kimchy

59 2015 Chief Technology Officer

Joshua Belkar

51 2019 Vice President - Operations

Israel Hershko

54 2019 Vice President - Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Vardit Segal

54 2019 Vice President - Clinical Affairs

Boaz Shpigelman

48 2018 Vice President - Research & Development

XiangQian Lin

36 2015 Director

Clara Ezed

48 2017 Independent Director

Mary Jo Gorman

60 2017 Independent Director

Yuval Yanai

67 2017 Independent Director

Jeremy Feffer

2019 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Hanley

Mr. Steven J. Hanley serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2015 and as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since September 2017, and has served as a member of our Nominating Committee since October 2015 and as a member of our Financing Committee since June 2016. Mr. Hanley served as a member of our Audit Committee from March 2015 until December 2017 and as a member of our Compensation Committee from March 2015 until March 2019. Mr. Hanley is currently the Co-Founder, board member and Chief Executive Officer of MediBeacon Inc., an optical diagnostic company based in St. Louis, Missouri formed upon acquiring assets and intellectual property from Covidien in 2012. Mr. Hanley is an experienced global business leader who has managed highly complex pharmaceutical and medical device operations with annual global revenue exceeding $1 billion. As the President of Covidien plc’s Imaging Solutions business unit, Mr. Hanley led a multifunctional organization that included sales, marketing, logistics, manufacturing, as well as research and development. Internationally, Mr. Hanley’s track record includes numerous new drug and device product introductions and sales force expansion in Eastern Europe, China and Latin America. Mr. Hanley provided consultancy services to us on behalf of Neem LLC from November 2009 until December 31, 2014 and served as a Scientific Advisor to our company from June 2011 until his election to our Board of Directors in February 2015. Mr. Hanley holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in business administration from Marquette University.

Alex Ovadia

Mr. Alex Ovadia serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Ovadia has served as a member of the Board of Directors of our U.S. subsidiary, Check-Cap US, Inc., since March 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Ovadia served as our Chief Operating Officer and Israeli Site Manager since July 1, 2015, in addition to serving as our Vice President of Research and Development since January 2013. Mr. Ovadia has more than 25 years of experience leading global operations, in addition to worldwide management of complex projects. From 2001 to 2012, Mr. Ovadia served in various positions as global director and senior manager for CT research and development at Philips Healthcare – CT Systems. Mr. Ovadia was also appointed as a member of Global CT R&D staff and as a member of management of Philips Medical System Technologies Ltd. Prior to that, from 1990 to 2001, Mr. Ovadia served as project/systems engineering manager for large scale military projects, mainly aircraft upgrades for U.S. and European governments performed by Elbit Systems Ltd. Mr. Ovadia holds a BSc degree in electrical engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Mira Rosenzweig

Ms. Mira Rosenzweig CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Rosenzweig has over 20 years of executive financial management experience, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer of Entera Bio Ltd. (Nasdaq: ENTX) since May 2014. Prior to Entera Bio, from May 2013 to April 2014, Ms. Rosenzweig served as Chief Financial Officer of privately-held Paskal Technologies and, before that, from September 2008 to November 2011, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Camtek Ltd. (Nasdaq: CAMT). Prior to that, Ms. Rosenzweig served in various finance roles including at Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (TASE: ELRN). Ms. Rosenzweig began her career as a senior accountant at Luboshitz Kasierer, which is now part of Ernst & Young.

Yoav Kimchy

Dr. Yoav Kimchy Ph.D. serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Dr. Kimchy founded Check-Cap LLC in December 2004, serving as its president and chief executive officer until March 2008, and as its president and chief technical officer since March 2008. Dr. Kimchy has also served as a member of the board of directors of Check-Cap Ltd. (Delaware), the manager of Check-Cap LLC, since December 2004. Between 2005 and 2012, Dr. Kimchy also served as our vice president of research and development. Between 2000 and 2003, Dr. Kimchy served as the vice president of research and development of V-Target Ltd. (Israel), a medical device company developing gamma imaging applications. Prior to that, from 1998 to 2000, Dr. Kimchy served as the Director of Cardiovascular Research at Impulse Dynamics Ltd. (Israel), a medical device company developing a unique therapeutic pulsing technology for chronic heart failure. From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Kimchy served as a systems engineer and algorithm specialist for an Israeli government contract project with the Israeli Navy. Dr. Kimchy also served as a lieutenant in the Israeli Navy. Dr. Kimchy holds a B.Sc. degree in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering from Tel Aviv University and a PhD from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Joshua Belkar

Mr. Joshua Belkar serves as Vice President - Operations of the Company. Mr. Belkar brings to the Check-Cap team extensive leadership experience in the large volume manufacturing of capsule-based products at Medtronic and its subsidiaries, notably Covidien. Prior to joining Check-Cap, Mr. Belkar served as Vice President of Operations and Global Services at Mazor Robotics Ltd., which was recently acquired by Medtronic Plc. Prior to Mazor Robotics, Mr. Belkar served in various executive roles at Medtronic, including Director of Operations, Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations and Director of Production. Before joining Medtronic Plc., Mr. Belkar served as Manager of Operations at Elscint Medical Systems Ltd.

Israel Hershko

Mr. Israel Hershko serves as Vice President - Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs of the Company. Hershko has led the transfer of several new products into global markets from the regulatory and quality aspects. Prior to joining Check-Cap, Mr. Hershko held executive positions as director of quality assurance and regulatory affairs in several medical device companies, including Medical Compression Systems Ltd., Q Core Medical Ltd., Syneron and GE Healthcare.

Vardit Segal

Dr. Vardit Segal Ph.D. serves as Vice President - Clinical Affairs of the Company. Dr. Segal has 20 years of diverse experience in the medical device industry, having led clinical teams across a broad range of medical technology companies. Prior to joining Check-Cap, Dr. Segal served as vice president of clinical and regulatory affairs at Allium Medical Solutions Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of advanced minimally invasive products, where she led the process of receiving FDA clearance for the WIRION embolic protection device, later acquired by CSI Medical. Before Allium, Dr. Segal served as vice president of clinical affairs at BetaStim Ltd., a medical device company focused on the diabetes space. Prior to joining BetaStim Ltd., Dr. Segal worked at Remon Medical Technologies, a medical device company focused on cardiology, later acquired by Boston Scientific, where she served as clinical affairs director. Dr. Segal earned a BSc degree in food engineering and biotechnology, a MSc degree in biomedical engineering and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, all from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Boaz Shpigelman

Mr. Boaz Shpigelman serves as Vice President - Research & Development of the Company. Mr. Shpigelman served as our director of development. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Shpigelman served as R&D Manager at Orsan Medical Technologies Ltd., which develops technologies for brain monitoring, with particular attention to intracranial pressure and its influence on cerebral perfusion. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Shpigelman served as Vice R&D Manager at GI-View, a medical company that developed a single use auto maneuvering colonoscopy. From 1993 to 2003, Mr. Shpigelman held various positions at Scitex/Creo, a company that developed devices for the graphic art field, initially as a hardware/software developer and subsequently as a director in the input division.

XiangQian Lin

Mr. XiangQian (XQ) Lin serves as Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors, since February 2015. Mr. Lin has served as the Group President and Chief Executive Officer of the Esco Group of Companies, a leading global life sciences and medical equipment manufacturer based in Singapore, since February 2011. Since 2014, Mr. Lin has also served as the Managing Partner of Esco Ventures, a corporate VC and venture creation arm of the Esco Group of Companies, focused on early stage investments in biotech and med-tech start-ups, since he founded it in August 2014. From January 1997 until February 2011, Mr. Lin held various positions, lastly as Vice President, of Esco Micro Pte Ltd., a family business which he re-engineered into a successful life sciences tools company when he established the Esco Biotech unit in 2000. From January 2007 to December 2010, Mr. Lin also served as the President of Esco Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Esco Micro Pte Ltd., which he established following a buy-out of a joint venture partner. Mr. Lin is the only non-U.S. member of the US NSF Standard 49 Joint Committee.

Clara Ezed

Ms. Clara Ezed serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2017, and has served as a member of our Audit Committee since December 2017 and as a member of our Compensation Committee since March 2019. Ms. Ezed has served as VP, Legal & Regulatory Affairs of Emas Pharma Ltd., a global contract research organization, since October 2013. From September 2009 to October 2013, Ms. Ezed served as VP, Regulatory Affairs & Drug Safety of European Medical Advisory Services Ltd., a global contract research organization. Since 2011, Ms. Ezed has served as a director of a privately listed company, Sebaroyale Ltd, focused on the development and commercialization of a range of cosmeceuticals. Ms. Ezed, a lawyer and pharmacist with nearly 20 years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, has managed a large and varied portfolio working in regulatory and medical affairs, quality assurance, clinical operations and pharmacovigilance.

Mary Jo Gorman

Dr. Mary Jo Gorman M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has served as a member of our Board of Directors (initially as an external director (within the meaning of the Israeli Companies Law and since June 2017, as an ordinary (non-external) director) and as a member of our Audit Committee and Compensation Committee since May 2015, and has served as a member of our Financing Committee since June 2016. Dr. Gorman serves as Managing Director at Prosper Capital, an early stage investment fund focused on women-led businesses. From 2006 to present, Dr. Gorman also serves as Founder of Advanced ICU Care, the largest telemedicine ICU services provider in the United States, in which she also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 and 2014. From December 2016 to present, Dr. Gorman also serves as interim CEO and as a member of the audit committee of TripleCare, a U.S provider of telemedicine-based healthcare services to skilled nursing facilities. From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Gorman served at IPC-The Hospitalist Company (Nasdaq:IPCM), a leading national physician group practice, as Chief Medical Officer (2003-2006), Vice President of Medical Affairs (2001-2003) and Regional Medical Director (1999-2001). From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Gorman served as President of Inpatient Care Group, a hospitalist group in St. Louis, Missouri, which she had founded to provide hospitalist services to primary care physicians and hospitals and which was subsequently sold to IPC. Dr. Gorman holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry and Biology (Cum Laude) from St. Louis University, an M.B.A degree from Olin School of Business, Washington University and an M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Yuval Yanai

Mr. Yuval Yanai serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2015 (initially as an external director (within the meaning of the Israeli Companies Law) and since June 2017, as an ordinary (non-external) director) and has served as the Chairman of our Audit Committee and Compensation Committee since March 2015, as the Chairman of our Nominating Committee since October 2015 and as the Chairman of our Financing Committee since June 2016. Mr. Yanai served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Given Imaging Ltd. from September 2005 through March 2014. From October 2000 through August 2005, Mr. Yanai served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Koor Industries Ltd., one of Israel’s largest holding companies. Prior to that, from April 1998 to September 2000, Mr. Yanai served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NICE Systems Ltd., an Israeli global provider of Insight from Interactions, and, from 1991 to April 1998, he served as the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Elscint Ltd., a former Israeli company engaged in the developing and manufacturing of medical imaging devices that was acquired by larger companies in this field. Mr. Yanai joined Elscint in 1985 and served as Corporate Controller and Corporate Treasurer through 1991. Mr. Yanai served as a director of Macrocure Ltd., Citycon Oj, Starplast Industries Ltd., Adama Ltd. (formerly Makteshim-Agan Industries Ltd.), ECI Telecom Ltd., Equity One, Inc., BVR Systems Ltd., Tadiran Communication Ltd., The Elisra Group, Telrad Networks Ltd. and Medical Compression Systems (D.B.N) Ltd.

Jeremy Feffer