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Entera Bio Ltd (ENTX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerald Lieberman

71 2018 Chairman of the Board

Adam Gridley

47 2019 Chief Executive Officer

Dana Yaacov-Garbeli

2019 Interim Chief Financial Officer

Hillel Galitzer

39 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Phillip Schwartz

56 2019 Executive Vice President, President - Research & Development

Arthur Santora

2018 Chief Medical Officer

David Ben Ami

56 2014 Director

Zeev Bronfeld

68 2010 Director

Chaim Davis

40 2013 Director

Sean Ellis

2019 Director

Roger Garceau

64 2016 Director

Yeonatan Malca

52 2011 Director

Faith Charles

2018 Independent Director

Gerald Ostrov

66 2019 Independent Director

Miranda Toledano

2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gerald Lieberman

Mr. Gerald M. Lieberman is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Lieberman was the former president and chief operating officer of AllianceBernstein L.P. until 2009. There, he was elected chief operating officer and a director in November 2003 and added the title of president in November 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Lieberman was senior vice president for finance and administration at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. He has also held senior roles at Fidelity Investments and Citicorp. From 2011 to 2014, he served on the board of directors of Forest Laboratories Inc., which was acquired by Actavis plc in 2014. Mr. Lieberman currently serves on the board of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Mr. Lieberman earned a B.S. with honors from the University of Connecticut and attended New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a certified public accountant.

Adam Gridley

Mr. Adam Gridley is Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to Entera, Mr. Gridley was President and CEO, and a Director of Histogenics Corporation, a public regenerative medicine company developing novel cell therapies and biologics for cartilage defects. He led Histogenics' $70 million IPO in December 2014, subsequently raised over $50 million of additional capital, and completed multiple strategic transactions including a $30 million collaboration with Intrexon to develop allogeneic cell therapies, and an $87 million Japanese license agreement with MEDINET for its Phase 3 biologic product. Before joining Histogenics, Mr. Gridley served in several senior roles at Merz, a privately-held specialty healthcare company. As Senior Vice President, Technical Operations at Merz, he led a variety of functions, including R&D, Manufacturing, Quality Operations, Finance and IT for a portfolio of aesthetics, dermatology, neurology and OTC products that generated annual revenues of over $300 million. Previously, Mr. Gridley was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for BioForm Medical, which was acquired by Merz in 2010. His responsibilities included all business development, investor relations, strategic planning, and R&D functions, and he was part of the executive leadership team who led the Company's $90 million IPO and subsequent acquisition by Merz for approximately $250 million in 2010. Mr. Gridley is currently a Director and Executive Chairman at LifeSprout, a Director of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), and a member of the board of advisors for Life Science Cares in Boston. Mr. Gridley holds a B.S. and a M.B.A. from the University of Denver.

Dana Yaacov-Garbeli

Mrs. Dana Yaacov-Garbeli, CPA is Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mrs. Yaacov-Garbeli brings over 11 years of finance and accounting experience, including more than 9 years of experience at a Big-4 accounting firm, PwC. She has expertise in financial planning, operations, management, and strategy with extensive experience in external and internal audit for public multinational clients under US GAAP, IFRS and PCAOB standards. She is currently a Partner at A2Z-Finance, where she served as an outsourced CFO to both private and publicly traded companies and provided additional consulting and accounting services. At PwC she served as the Lead Senior Manager on audits of both public and privately held multi-location companies in Israel, US and Europe, mainly in pharmaceuticals, biotech, holdings, industrial products, retail and high-tech sectors. She received an MBA from The College of Management Academic Studies in Israel, with a concentration in financial management, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mrs. Yaacov-Garbeli replaces Mira Rosenzweig, who left the Company on amicable terms to pursue other professional opportunities.

Hillel Galitzer

Dr. Hillel Galitzer is Chief Operating Officer of the company since February 2014, and prior to that served as our Director of Scientific Development from July 2012. Between August 2010 and February 2014, Dr. Galitzer was an analyst and the chief operating officer for Hadasit Bio Holdings Ltd., a publicly traded company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and OTC markets. He has more than 10 years of experience in medical research and molecular biology. He is the co-founder and former chief operating officer of Optivasive Inc. He has written numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured and presented in international conferences and universities. Dr. Galitzer received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, where he was mentored by two world renowned researchers in the areas of parathyroid hormone and calcium regulation, his M.B.A. from Bar Ilan University in Israel and his B.Med.Sc. from the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem.

Phillip Schwartz

Dr. Phillip Schwartz, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, President - Research & Development of the Company. He has more than ten years of biotech and pharmaceutical industry experience. He has held multiple positions in medical affairs, business development and clinical trial development at Serono and Endo Pharmaceuticals. He has also consulted privately and as an associate of Health Advances, LLC, for more than 20 large biotech and pharmaceutical companies. His former position was as the Manager of Clinical Affairs at Endo Pharmaceuticals. He has also worked as consultant for a number of venture capital firms.Dr. Schwartz completed his BA in psychology and architecture at Columbia University. He then studied and worked in neurobiology with Nobel Laureate Prof. Torsten Wiesel of the Rockefeller University, for more than two years. After completing his project, Dr. Schwartz studied immunology with Prof. Irun Cohen at the Weizmann Institute, receiving his MSc, in 1991. In 1997 Dr. Schwartz received his PhD in neurobiology/ development/ oncology from Harvard Medical School. In addition to his scientific training, Dr. Schwartz completed two years of clinical studies as part of his program at Harvard Medical School. After completing his PhD, Dr. Schwartz was a fellow in pediatric oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and an officer of Harvard University/ Medical School. Dr. Schwartz has multiple publications in tier one peer reviewed journals and has presented papers at numerous international conferences.

Arthur Santora

Mr. Arthur C. Santora is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Santora has more than 30 years of experience in the biotech industry. He has spent the majority of his career in the clinical research team at Merck, where he was the lead clinical research physician responsible for much of the clinical development of Fosamax® (alendronate sodium), one of the world's most prescribed osteoporosis treatments. Dr. Santora was closely involved in the clinical development of Merck's once-weekly Fosamax Plus D (alendronate sodium/ vitamin D3 combination tablets), the first drug/vitamin combination tablet in the US. His position when he retired from Merck in 2017 was as Scientific Associate Vice President of Clinical Research, where he was directly responsible for the technical and scientific support for all clinical research of Fosamax/Fosamax plus D and contributed to the development of many other osteoporosis and endocrine marketed and investigational drugs. Dr. Santora started his career at the FDA after completing an Endocrinology and Metabolism fellowship at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. He received an M.D. and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Emory University in Atlanta.

David Ben Ami

Mr. David Ben Ami is Director of the company since 2014. Mr. Ben Ami is the Managing Partner of Corundum Open Innovation Fund, a life sciences venture capital fund, and the Executive Investment Director of SBI JI Innovation Advisory Ltd. Mr. Ben Ami has more than 25 years of experience with activities in management, business development, corporate strategy and investments in the life sciences industry. He served as chief executive officer of NVR Labs Ltd. from 2005 to 2010, Israeli Country Manager of Boston Scientific, Israel from 2003 to 2005, and director of business development of Teva Israel and Teva Medical from 1999 to 2002. In 2008, he founded Macrocure Ltd., and served as the chairman of the board of directors of Macrocure from 2008 until 2016. Mr. Ben Ami currently serves, and in the past served as a board member in numerous companies including: Immunobrain Checkpoint Inc., Novolog Ltd., Degania Medical Ltd., Biocell Ltd., Meytav Technology Incubator, Hairstetics Ltd., VVT Medical and Contipi Medical Ltd. He received his M.B.A. and B.A. in Economics & Management from Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Ben Ami serves on our board of directors as a designee of the Centillion Fund pursuant to rights granted to Centillion Fund under our articles of association as in effect prior to the closing of this offering. For further information regarding our commitment under certain circumstances to nominate one director nominee designated by Centillion Fund following the closing of this offering, see “—?Arrangements for Election of Directors.” Following the consummation of this offering, Mr. Ben Ami intends to resign from our board.

Zeev Bronfeld

Mr. Zeev Bronfeld is Director of the company since 2010 and as chairman of our board of directors from September 2014 until November 2016. Mr. Bronfeld, is a co-founder of Bio-Cell Ltd., an Israeli publicly traded holding company specializing in biotechnology companies, and served as its chief executive officer from 1986 until December 2014. Since 2003, Mr. Bronfeld served as the chief executive officer of M.B.R.T Development and Investments Ltd. Mr. Bronfeld has vast experience in the management and value building of biotechnology companies. From 2010 through July 2014, he served as the chairman of the board of Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE: PLX) and has served as a member of its board of directors since 2006. In addition, Mr. Bronfeld serves on the board of directors of D.N.A Biomedical Solutions Ltd. and of The Trendlines Group Ltd. Until December 2016 he served as a director of D. Medical Industries Ltd. and Nasvax Ltd. Until January 2017, Mr. Bronfeld also served as a director of Macrocure Ltd. Mr. Bronfeld also serves as a director of a number of privately-held companies, including, Contipi Medical Ltd. and as the chairman of the board of TransBiodiesel Ltd. Mr. Bronfeld holds a B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Bronfeld serves on our board of directors as a designee of D.N.A Biomedical pursuant to rights granted to D.N.A Biomedical under our articles of association as in effect prior to the closing of this offering.

Chaim Davis

Mr. Chaim Davis is Director of the company since 2013. Mr. Davis is the managing member of the Revach Fund L.P., a sector-specific lifescience fund focusing on micro to mid-cap companies, which he founded in 2005. He has served on the board of American Bio Medica since June 2017. He has also served as a consultant to other hedge funds including Gem Partners, KOM Capital Management and Maot Group. From 2010 to 2014, he served as a director of AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBQ: AHRO), and from 2001 to 2004, he served as a healthcare analyst at The Garnet Group. Mr. Davis received his B.A. from Columbia University. Mr. Davis serves on our board of directors as a designee of certain of our shareholders who are lenders under certain of our convertible financing agreements, pursuant to rights granted to these lenders under the current Articles, as in effect prior to the closing of this offering. Following the consummation of this offering, Mr. Davis intends to resign from our board.

Sean Ellis

Mr. Sean Ellis is Director of the Company. Mr. Ellis brings extensive knowledge of both life science industries and the US financial markets, with a longstanding history in asset management. Mr. Ellis is Managing Partner of the Centillion Fund, a venture capital fund dedicated to Israeli investments, with a primary focus on investments in the biotech and healthcare industries. Centillion is one of Enter Bio's earliest investors and largest shareholders. Mr. Ellis is also the Managing Partner and founder of Redstone Capital, a technology venture capital fund operating in Eastern Europe and funded by SBI Japan and others. He holds a BA from New York University and MBA from Columbia University.

Roger Garceau

Dr. Roger J. Garceau is Director of the company since March 2016 and as Chief Development Advisor since December 2016. Prior to joining Entera, Dr. Garceau served as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since December 2008 and January 2013 respectively, until February 2015, when NPS Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Shire plc. Previously, Dr. Garceau served in several managerial positions with NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Sanofi-aventis and Pharmacia Corporation. Dr. Garceau has been a non-executive director of Enterome SA since December 2016. Dr. Garceau is a board-certified pediatrician and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Garceau holds a B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut and an M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Yeonatan Malca

Mr. Yeonatan Malca serves as Director at Entera Bio Ltd since 2011. Mr. Malca currently serves as a Chief Executive Officer and Director of D.N.A Biomedical Solutions Ltd., a position he has held since 2010. Mr. Malca also serves as a director of Arko Holdings Ltd. and of Tamda Ltd., both of which are Israeli public companies. Mr. Malca also serves on the board of directors of a number of private companies, including as chairman of the board of directors of Cardioart Technologies Ltd., a medical device company, and Beamed Ltd., a medical device company (a subsidiary of D.N.A Biomedical). He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Statistics and a Masters degree in Finance and Economics, both from Bar Ilan University. Mr. Malca serves on our board of directors as a designee of D.N.A Biomedical pursuant to rights granted to D.N.A Biomedical under our articles of association as in effect prior to the closing of this offering.

Faith Charles

Ms. Faith L. Charles is Independent Director of the Company. She is a partner in the Corporate Transactions and Securities Practice, and the chair of the Life Sciences Group at Thompson Hine, LLP., since 2010. Since 2016, Ms. Charles serves as a member of the board of AgilVax Inc., a private biotechnology company focused on cancer immunotherapies and targeted infectious vaccines, and as a member of the board of Gilda's Club New York City, an organization that provides medical, emotional and support services to cancer patients and their families. Since September 2018, Ms. Charles serves as a member of the board of Sandstone Diagnostics, Inc., a private technology and healthcare company focused on using centrifugal testing to improve healthcare. Ms. Charles also serves as Chair and Co- Founder of Metro NY Women in Bio, an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences industry, since 2013. From 2000 until 2010, Ms. Charles served as partner at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Prior to that, starting in 1986, Ms. Charles served as partner and associate at other law firms, where she focused on capital markets, licensing and other strategic collaborations and mergers and acquisitions for emerging and public companies. Ms. Charles holds a J.D degree from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University. Ms. Charles is also a graduate of Women in Bio's Boardroom Ready Program, an Executive Education Program taught by The George Washington University School of Business.

Gerald Ostrov

Mr. Gerald M. Ostrov is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Ostrov began his career at Procter & Gamble in 1973. He joined the Health Care Division of Johnson & Johnson in 1976. He left Johnson & Johnson in 1982 to join Ciba Consumer Pharmaceuticals Company, where he served as President. Mr. Ostrov returned to Johnson & Johnson in 1991 and quickly rose to Company Group Chairman of the Consumer and Personal Care businesses in North America. From 1998 until his retirement in 2006, Mr. Ostrov very successfully served as Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson's Worldwide Vision Care businesses. In 2008, he came out of retirement to serve as Chairman and CEO of Bausch & Lomb until 2010. Mr. Ostrov led the stabilization, streamlining and pipeline building of Bausch & Lomb following its going-private transaction.

Miranda Toledano

Ms. Miranda Jayne Toledano is Independent Director of the Company. She is a partner at Fund7, a newly formed private equity firm and serves as Chief Financial Officer of TRIGR Therapeutics, a clinical stage immuno-oncology company focused on bispecific antibodies. Previously, Ms. Toledano served on the executive management team of Sorrento Therapeutics as EVP Corporate Development from September 2016 until August 2017. From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Toledano served as Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at MLV & Co. (acquired by B. Riley FBR & Co.), where she completed equity capital market transactions totaling over $4 billion in aggregate value. Prior to joining MLV, from 2004 until 2010, Ms. Toledano served in the investment group of Royalty Pharma, a leading investment firm with over $15 billion in biotherapeutic royalty assets. From 1998 to 2003, Ms. Toledano led the Life Sciences Corporate Finance group at Ernst & Young (Israel). Ms. Toledano holds a BA in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the NYU Stern School of Business.