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Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (KALV.OQ)

KALV.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Martin Edwards

63 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Crockett

44 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Benjamin Palleiko

53 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Business Officer

Andreas Maetzel

55 2017 Senior Vice President - Medical

Michael Smith

40 2019 Senior Vice President - Development

Edward Feener

58 2016 Chief Scientific Officer

Christopher Yea

55 2016 Chief Development Officer

Albert Cha

47 2007 Independent Director

Arnold Oronsky

79 2016 Independent Director

Brian Pereira

60 2019 Independent Director

Daniel Soland

61 2019 Independent Director

Edward Unkart

69 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Martin Edwards

Hr. Martin Edwards M.D. serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Edwards is a Senior Partner at Novo Ventures, the venture capital arm of Novo A/S. Since 2003, Dr. Edwards has held various positions at Novo Holdings, a life sciences investor. Earlier in his career, he was Corporate VP and Global Head of Drug Development for Novo Nordisk A/S, where he led pre-clinical and clinical drug development. Previously, Dr. Edwards was Chief Executive Officer of ReNeuron Ltd. and Chief Medical Officer/Vice President at Zymogenetics. He is currently the Chairman and a director of Vantia Ltd and on the board of directors of Verona Pharma. Dr. Edwards was trained in physiology and medicine at the University of Manchester, where he obtained his M.D. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, a Member with distinction of the Royal College of General Practitioners, a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and holds a MBA from the University of Warwick. In 2009, Dr. Edwards was made Adjunct Professor at CBS SIMI in Copenhagen. We believe Dr. Edwards is qualified to serve on our Board because of his extensive experience and knowledge in the biotechnology industry.

Thomas Crockett

Mr. Thomas Andrew Crockett serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board and as our Chief Executive Officer since November 2016 and as a director and CEO of our wholly owned subsidiary, KalVista Pharmaceuticals Limited, since inception in 2011. From 2010 until November 2015, Mr. Crockett was the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Vantia Ltd., where he served as Vice President of Business Development prior to his promotion. He continues to sit on the board of directors. Mr. Crockett has also held various senior management positions including Vice President of Business Development and Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs in biotech and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the United States and United Kingdom. Mr. Crockett received a B.A. from the University of Utah and M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a major in finance.

Benjamin Palleiko

Mr. Benjamin (Ben) L. Palleiko serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Palleiko was appointed as our Chief Business Officer in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. Prior to joining us, Mr. Palleiko was a Managing Director of H.C. Wainwright & Co. LLC since January 2015. He previously was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ore Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. and Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co., and Chief Financial Officer of Nostrum Pharmaceuticals LLC. Earlier in his career Mr. Palleiko was an investment banker with the firms Robertson Stephens and SunTrust Bank. Mr. Palleiko holds a B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and an M.B.A. in Finance and M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago. He served as a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Navy.

Andreas Maetzel

Dr. Andreas Maetzel M.D. Ph.D. serves as Senior Vice President - Medical of the Company. Dr. Maetzel was most recently Vice President, Global Medical Affairs at BioCryst Pharmaceuticals from August 2014 to February 2017. Prior to that he was Vice President, Clinical Development & Regulatory Affairs at Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc from May 2013 to February 2014. From September 2011 to April 2013, Dr. Maetzel held a clinical development role at BioCryst. He previously held positions in health technology assessment strategy at Amgen and in strategy consulting. He is Visiting Scientist at the University Hospital Zurich and Charité Hospital Berlin, and maintains an appointment as Adjunct Professor at Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto. Dr. Maetzel obtained both a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and a Dr. Med. at the University of Hannover, Germany.

Michael Smith

Mr. Michael D. Smith serves as Senior Vice President - Development of the Company. He served as the Vice President, Clinical Development of KalVista Limited since February 2016 and became our Vice President, Clinical Development as of November 2016, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Development in May 2019. Prior to joining us, he was the Director, Scientific Affairs at PRA Health Sciences from July 2011 to February 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Smith worked as the Senior Manager, Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs at ZARS Pharma. Dr. Smith also has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah since August 2014.

Edward Feener

Mr. Edward P. Feener Ph.D. serves as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Feener was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Investigator in the Section on Vascular Cell Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center from July 1989 to October 2016. He has more than 27 years of research experience in vascular biology and diabetic complications. His laboratory identified novel mechanisms of action for the plasma kallikrein system, which are implicated in diabetic macular edema, vascular injury, and angioedema. Dr. Feener received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University and completed postdoctoral training at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School.

Christopher Yea

Mr. Christopher M. Yea Ph.D. serves as Chief Development Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Vantia, Ltd. from its spin-out from Ferring Pharmaceuticals in 2008, until November 2015. Prior to the spin-out of Vantia, Dr. Yea led the Biology group and was responsible for transition of candidates into development at Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Following post-doctoral work he spent several years at Roussel-UCLAF and Hoechst Marion Roussel. Dr. Yea holds a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK.

Albert Cha

Dr. Albert Cha M.D. Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Cha has served as a member of our Board since the consummation of the Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc. transaction in 2016. Dr. Cha served as a member of the Carbylan board of directors starting in November 2007. In September 2000, Dr. Cha joined Vivo Capital, a healthcare investment firm, where he has served in various positions, most recently as a Managing Partner. Dr. Cha currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd., Ascendis Pharma A/S and several privately-held biotechnology and medical device companies. During the past five years, he also served as a member of the boards of directors of Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc., Sierra Oncology, Inc. (formerly ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc.) and AirXpanders, Inc. Dr. Cha received a B.S. and an M.S. from Stanford University and an M.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. We believe Dr. Cha is qualified to serve on our Board because of his medical background, venture capital experience and significant experience serving as a director of other life sciences companies.

Arnold Oronsky

Mr. Arnold L. Oronsky Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Oronsky has been a full-time member of InterWest’s healthcare team since 1994, where he currently serves as a Senior Partner. In addition to being a Senior Partner at InterWest, Dr. Oronsky also serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He is a member of the board of directors of Dynavax Technologies, TESARO and a number of private pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Oronsky was formerly Vice President for Discovery Research for the Lederle Laboratories division of American Cyanamid Company where he directed all of the research for new drugs and supervised approximately three hundred employees. Dr. Oronsky holds a Ph.D. in Immunology from Columbia University and has published over 125 scientific articles. We believe Dr. Oronsky is qualified to serve on our Board because of his lengthy experience in the biotech industry as an investor and public company Board member.

Brian Pereira

Dr. Brian J. G. Pereira M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Pereira is a veteran biopharmaceutical and healthcare leader with experience in financing and growing companies. He has been President & CEO of Visterra, Inc. since 2013 and continues to serve in this role after the acquisition by Otsuka in August 2018. He previously served as President & CEO of AMAG Pharmaceuticals where he raised four financing rounds at increasing valuations and built the clinical development, manufacturing, supply-chain and commercial infrastructure for Feraheme. Prior to AMAG Pharmaceuticals, he held senior roles at Tufts Medical Center, including President and CEO of a Tufts Medical Center Physician Organization and interim COO. Brian is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Africa Healthcare Network and of NephroPlus Ltd. He serves on the Board of Cullinan Pearl Corp and Visterra, Inc, and has previously served on the Board of several private and public companies.

Daniel Soland

Mr. Daniel B. Soland serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Soland has been serving on the boards of directors of Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc since March 2015 and DBV Pharmaceuticals S.A. since May 2015. Mr. Soland previously served as President of Chiron Vaccines from January 2005 through June 2006, and helped engineer a turnaround that contributed to the acquisition of Chiron by Novartis. Prior to then, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Epigenesis Pharmaceuticals and as Vice President and Director, Worldwide Marketing Operations at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals. Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility in sales and product management at Pasteur-Merieux’s Connaught Laboratories. Mr. Soland holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa. We believe Mr. Soland is qualified to serve on our Board because of his extensive executive and management experience in the pharmaceutical industry worldwide, notably at various senior commercial operations positions.

Edward Unkart

Mr. Edward W. Unkart CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. r. Unkart served as a member of the board of directors of XTENT, a publicly traded manufacturer of drug-eluting stent systems, where he was the chair of the company’s audit committee and a member of the nominating and governance committee. From October 2004 to June 2009, Mr. Unkart served as a member of the board of directors of VNUS Medical Technologies, a publicly traded medical device company, where he was the Chair of the company’s audit committee and a member of the compensation committee. From January 2005 to December 2008, Mr. Unkart served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of SurgRx, a manufacturer of medical devices. Mr. Unkart is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. We believe Mr. Unkart is qualified to serve on our Board because of his finance and accounting expertise and education and his experience gained through his board and officer positions at other life sciences companies.