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Prothena Corporation PLC (PRTA.OQ)

PRTA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lars Ekman

67 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gene Kinney

48 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Tran Nguyen

43 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Karin Walker

53 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Wagner Zago

2017 Chief Scientific Officer

Arthur Homan

57 2014 Chief Legal Officer

Carol Karp

64 2016 Chief Regulatory Officer

Martin Koller

66 2013 Chief Medical Officer

Tara Nickerson

44 2014 Chief Business Officer

K. Anders Harfstrand

60 2015 Director

Richard Collier

63 2012 Independent Director

Shane Cooke

54 2012 Independent Director

Christopher Henney

76 2013 Independent Director

Dennis Selkoe

73 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lars Ekman

Dr. Lars G. Ekman, M.D., Ph.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Prothena Corporation plc., since December 2012. He is an executive partner at Sofinnova Ventures, Inc. (a venture capital firm), a position he has held since 2008. Dr. Ekman is also Chairman of the Board of Sophiris Bio Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company), where he also served as President from 2011 to 2012. He also is Chairman of the Board of Amarin Corporation plc, serves as a director of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., served as a director of Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (from 2009 to 2015) and served as a director of InterMune Inc. (from 2006 to 2014). Dr. Ekman co-founded Cebix Incorporated, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2012. He was President of Research & Development at Elan Corporation, plc (from 2001 to 2007), where he also served as a director (from 2005 to 2012). From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Ekman was Executive Vice President, Research & Development at Schwarz Pharma AG. Prior to that, he held various senior positions at Pharmacia Corporation. Dr. Ekman is a board-certified surgeon with a Ph.D. in experimental biology, and has held several clinical and academic positions in both the United States and Europe. He earned his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gene Kinney

Dr. Gene G. Kinney, Ph.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of our Board of Directors since 2016. Prior to that, he was our Chief Operating Officer for part of 2016, and prior to that he was our Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research and Development from 2012 to 2016. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Kinney held various position with Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Senior Vice President of Pharmacological Sciences (from 2011 to 2012) and Vice President, Pharmacology (from 2009 to 2011); and while in those positions, he also served as Head of Nonclinical Research for Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy R&D. From 2001 to 2009, Dr. Kinney was Senior Director, Head of Central Pharmacology and acting lead for Bioanalytics & Pathology at the Merck Research Laboratories, where he contributed to the strategic direction and oversight of drug discovery activities and led a number of non-clinical discovery and clinical development programs targeted for the treatment of neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Kinney also held positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and was an Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He earned his B.A. from Bloomsburg University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University.

Tran Nguyen

Mr. Tran B. Nguyen is Chief Financial Officer of Prothena Corporation Plc. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2013. Prior to joining Prothena, Mr. Nguyen was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (from 2010 to 2011) and then Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2011 until its sale in 2013. He was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations at Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company) from 2009 until its sale in 2010. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Nguyen was a Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Citi Global Markets, Inc., and from 2004 to 2007 he served in various capacities as a healthcare investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc. Mr. Nguyen serves on the board of directors of Sierra Oncology, Inc. (a clinical-stage oncology company). He earned his BA in Economics and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Karin Walker

Ms. Karin L. Walker, CPA., is Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Prothena Corporation Plc., since 2013. Prior to joining Prothena, Ms. Walker was Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Affymax, Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company), a position she held from 2012 to 2013. From 2009 to 2012, she was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller at Amyris Inc. (a biotechnology company). From 2006 to 2009, Ms. Walker was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller for CV Therapeutics, Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company). She also held senior financial leadership positions at Knight Ridder Digital, Accellion, Niku Corporation, Financial Engines, Inc. and NeoMagic Corporation. Ms. Walker earned her BS in business from the California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and is a certified public accountant.

Wagner Zago

Dr. Wagner Zago is Chief Scientific Officer of the company. He joined Prothena in 2012 when the company was founded after spinning out of Elan Pharmaceuticals, first as Head of Pharmacology and Neuropathology and more recently as Vice President, Head of Research. During his tenure at Prothena, he has led teams that have built a strong discovery pipeline and advanced four programs based on novel mechanisms through discovery and preclinical development into the clinic. Dr. Zago holds several key patents and has published broadly in the areas of protein immunotherapy and central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Before Prothena, he was Principal Scientist at Elan Pharmaceuticals performing research aimed at developing new therapeutics for CNS disorders, including beta amyloid-targeted therapies and supportive research for the development of natalizumab, which was commercialized by Biogen for relapsing multiple sclerosis. While in this position he also served as a Scientist at Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, where he made significant discoveries about vascular changes associated with anti-beta amyloid immunotherapy. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California – San Diego and the Burnham Institute. Dr. Zago received his PhD in Pharmacology at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Arthur Homan

Mr. Arthur W. Homan is Chief Legal Officer of Prothena Corp Plc. He has served as our Chief Legal Officer since 2014. Prior to joining Prothena, Mr. Homan was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Complete Genomics, Inc. (a laboratory services company), a position he held from 2012 until its sale in 2013. He was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Varian, Inc. (a scientific instruments company), from 1999 until it was acquired in 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Homan was Associate General Counsel at Varian Associates, Inc., and also worked at a leading San Francisco law firm. He earned BA from Virginia Tech and his JD (law degree) from the University of Virginia.

Carol Karp

Ms. Carol D. Karp is Chief Regulatory Officer of the Company since 2016. Prior to joining Prothena, she was an independent regulatory consultant to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to that, from 2013 to 2014, Ms. Karp was Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (a biotechnology company). From 2010 to 2013, she was Vice President, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management at Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, a Johnson & Johnson Company (a biopharmaceutical company). Prior to that, Ms. Karp held senior regulatory positions at Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, CV Therapeutics, Inc., PowderJect Technologies, VIVUS, Inc., Cygnus, Inc. and Janssen Pharmaceutica. She earned her BA in Biology from the University of Rochester.

Martin Koller

Dr. Martin Koller M.D. is no longer Chief Medical Officer of Prothena Corporation Plc., effective end of 2017. Prior to joining Prothena, he served as Chief Medical Officer of Sonexa Therapeutics, Inc., a position he held from 2009 to 2013. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Koller was an independent consultant to various small and medium sized pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. From 2002 to 2007, he was Vice President of Clinical Development at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., overseeing a national, and then international, drug development group. Dr. Koller is a board-certified neurologist with 25 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in drug development from Phases 1-4, and has been involved with a number of Investigational New Drugs and New Drug Applications in several indications (including Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cervical dystonia, pain, anti-epileptics, migraine, stroke, anxiety and depression). He earned his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, his M.D. from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and his M.P.H. with an emphasis in epidemiology from the University of Texas at Houston.

Tara Nickerson

Dr. Tara Nickerson, Ph.D., is Chief Business Officer of Prothena Corporation Plc., since 2014. Prior to that, she was our Head of Corporate and Business Development and Secretary, positions she held since 2012. Dr. Nickerson previously held various positions with Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including Vice President and Head of Business Development (during 2012), Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and Strategic Alliances (from 2007 to 2012) and Director, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Alliances (from 2005 to 2007). During her tenure at Elan, she was responsible for opportunity evaluation, diligence, negotiations and contracting for Elan external opportunities, and established a broad network of collaborations for Elan with academic investigators, not-for-profit disease-focused foundations and industry collaborators. Dr. Nickerson was previously a Senior Scientist at Axys Pharmaceuticals, where she led preclinical programs developing novel small molecule based therapeutics for oncology. Dr. Nickerson earned her BSc and PhD in Experimental Medicine from McGill University and her MBA from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

K. Anders Harfstrand

Dr. K. Anders O. Harfstrand, M.D. Ph.D. is Director of the Company. He is Chairman of Härfstrand Consulting AG (a pharmaceutical/biotechnology consulting firm), which he founded in 2010. He has over 28 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Most recently, Dr. Härfstrand served as Chief Executive Officer of BBB Therapeutics BV (a biopharmaceutical company) from 2014 to 2015. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer, Europe of Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd. (an agrichemicals company) from 2013 to 2014; President and Chief Executive Officer of Humabs BioMed SA (a biotechnology company) from 2011 to 2012; and Chief Executive Officer of Nitec Pharma AG (a biopharmaceutical company) from 2007 to 2010. Dr. Härfstrand also served in various executive and management roles at Serono, Pfizer and Pharmacia, and in non-executive roles on a number of Supervisory Boards in Europe. Dr. Härfstrand earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in neuropharmacology endocrinology from Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Richard Collier

Mr. Richard T. Collier is Independent Director of Prothena Corporation plc., since December 2012. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, where he has taught Drug and Medical Device Law since 2004. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Collier also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Elan Corporation, plc (a pharmaceutical company). Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc., Pharmacia & Upjohn Company and Pharmacia Corporation (all pharmaceutical companies). Mr. Collier also practiced law at two leading Philadelphia-based law firms and served with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Department of Justice in Philadelphia. Mr. Collier earned both his B.A. and his J.D. (law degree) from Temple University.

Shane Cooke

Mr. Shane M. Cooke is Independent Director of Prothena Corporation plc., since December 2012. He is President of Alkermes plc (a biopharmaceutical company), a position he has held since 2011. Prior to that, he served as Head of Elan Drug Technologies and Executive Vice President of Elan Corporation, plc (from 2007 to 2011), where he also served as Chief Financial Officer (from 2001 to 2011) and as a director (from 2005 to 2011). Mr. Cooke has also held a number of senior positions in finance in the banking and aviation industries. He is also a director of Endo International plc. Mr. Cooke earned his Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Accounting degrees from University College Dublin, Ireland, and is a chartered accountant.

Christopher Henney

Dr. Christopher S. Henney, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Prothena Corporation plc., since March 2013. He is Chairman of the Board of Cascadian Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Oncothyreon, Inc., a biotechnology company), where he also served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer for part of 2016. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and a member of the Board of Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 1995 to 2004, Dr. Henney served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Dendreon Corporation, a biotechnology company that he co-founded. He also co-founded and served as a director and in executive positions at both Immunex Corporation and ICOS Corporation. Dr. Henney was also a director of Mymetics Corporation during 2012. He is a 2011 inductee to The Biotechnology Hall of Fame. Dr. Henney earned his B.Sc. in medical biochemistry, his Ph.D. in experimental pathology and his D.Sc. for contributions to the field of immunology from the University of Birmingham, England.

Dennis Selkoe

Dr. Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D., is an Independent Director of Prothena Corp plc. He is the Vincent and Stella Coates Professor of Neurologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, positions he has held since 2000 and 1985, respectively. He has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School since 1978. Dr. Selkoe was the principal founding scientist and served as a director of Athena Neurosciences, Inc. until it was acquired by Elan Corporation, plc in 1996. He has received numerous honors, including the Mathilde Solowey Award in the Neurosciences (NIH), the Potamkin Prize (American Academy of Neurology), the A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine (The Netherlands), the Pioneer Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award (Alzheimer’s Association), the George C. Cotzias Lecture of the American Academy of Neurology and the Ulysses Medal of University College Dublin. Dr. Selkoe is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and a director of the Foundation for Neurologic Diseases. He served as a director of Elan from 1996 to 2013. Dr. Selkoe earned his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.D. from the University of Virginia.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Lars Ekman

506,526

Gene Kinney

4,735,060

Tran Nguyen

2,005,910

Karin Walker

--

Wagner Zago

--

Arthur Homan

1,512,200

Carol Karp

3,880,840

Martin Koller

1,668,070

Tara Nickerson

744,072

K. Anders Harfstrand

475,526

Richard Collier

487,026

Shane Cooke

486,526

Christopher Henney

484,026

Dennis Selkoe

485,526
As Of  31 Dec 2016