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Selecta Biosciences Inc (SELB.OQ)

SELB.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Omid Farokhzad

50 2017 Chairman of the Board

Carsten Brunn

48 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bradford Dahms

31 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Lloyd Johnston

51 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President - Research & development

Takashi Kishimoto

59 Chief Scientific Officer

Elona Kogan

49 2019 General Counsel, Secretary

Alison Schecter

2019 Chief Medical Officer

Stephen Smolinski

54 2017 Chief Commercial Officer

Patrick Zenner

72 2018 Lead Independent Director

Scott Myers

53 2019 Director

Timothy Barabe

66 2016 Independent Director

Amir Nashat

46 2008 Independent Director

Aymeric Sallin

45 2008 Independent Director

Timothy Springer

70 2018 Independent Director

Sarah McCabe

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Omid Farokhzad

Dr. Omid Farokhzad, M.D., is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Farokhzad is one of our co-founders and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2007 and Chairman of the Board since 2018. Dr. Farokhzad has served as the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Seer Biosciences, a biotechnology company, since 2018. Previously, he was a Professor at Harvard Medical School, or HMS, and a physician-scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, or BWH, where he established and directed the BWH Center of Nanomedicine. He currently maintains an unpaid faculty position at HMS and BWH. Prior to joining the HMS faculty, Dr. Farokhzad completed his postgraduate clinical and postdoctoral research trainings, respectively, at BWH/HMS and MIT. In 2016, he was among the recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and in 2014, the Golden Door Award from the International Institute of New England, for his scientific, societal, and economic contributions to America as an immigrant. Dr. Farokhzad was elected to the College of the Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He is the recipient of the 2013 RUSNANOPRIZE, and was named an Ernst & Young 2012 New England Entrepreneur of the Year. Dr. Farokhzad has been directly involved in the launch and development of four biotechnology companies and, on occasion, has assumed additional roles in support of management. Dr. Farokhzad currently serves on the Board of Directors of Seer Biosciences, Tarveda Therapeutics and Placon Therapeutics. From 2006 to 2014, Dr. Farokhzad served on the Board of Directors of BIND Therapeutics, Inc. He received his M.D. and M.A. from Boston University School of Medicine, and his M.B.A. from MIT. Dr. Farokhzad’s extensive knowledge of our business and the nanomedicine field and his medical training contributed to our Board of Directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Carsten Brunn

Dr. Carsten Brunn, Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective December 1, 2018. He has served as the President of Pharmaceuticals for the Americas Region and a member of the Global Pharmaceutical Executive Committee at Bayer AG, a pharmaceutical company, since January 2017. Previously, he served as President of Bayer Pharmaceuticals in Japan, since March 2013. He has also served as the Chairman of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Japan. Dr. Brunn has held a number of senior leadership positions at Eli Lilly, Novartis, Basilea and Bausch and Lomb in Europe, Asia and the United States. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). Dr. Brunn holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Hamburg and a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Freiburg. He also studied at the University of Washington under a research scholarship and completed his executive education at the London Business School. Dr. Brunn’s extensive experience as a senior pharmaceutical executive and knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries contributed to our Board of Directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Bradford Dahms

Mr. Bradford D. Dahms is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Selecta Biosciences, Mr. Dahms was a Senior Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., where he focused on providing strategic and financial advice to life sciences companies. Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Dahms worked as an investment banker at RBC Capital Markets, covering the healthcare sector. Previously, he worked in the Corporate and Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Dahms earned a B.S. in Economics, with honors, from the Ohio State University.

Lloyd Johnston

Dr. Lloyd Johnston, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President - Research & development of the Company. Dr. Johnston has served as our Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Research and Development since January 2014. Dr. Johnston served as Selecta’s Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Research, Development and Operations from 2011 to 2013 and Vice President of Pharmaceutical Research from July 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining Selecta, Dr. Johnston was Vice President of Operations for Alkermes, Inc. from 2004 to 2008, and served in several roles, including Director of Manufacturing, from 1999 to 2004, with responsibility for process development, scale-up, and clinical manufacturing for pulmonary and sustained release injectable products, as well as leadership of Alkermes’ manufacturing facility in Chelsea, MA. At Alkermes, Dr. Johnston was also a project leader and member of Steering Committees for numerous products through various stages of development from Phase 1 through registration. Dr. Johnston was an original member of Advanced Inhalation Research Inc., or AIR, a private company formed in 1998 and acquired by Alkermes in 1999. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Johnston was a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.

Takashi Kishimoto

Dr. Takashi Kei Kishimoto, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Kishimoto has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since June 2011. Prior to joining Selecta, Dr. Kishimoto was Vice President of Discovery Research at Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served in several leadership positions from March 2006 to June 2011 and led a multidisciplinary team in advancing both novel and complex generic products for inflammation, oncology, and cardiovascular disease. He served as Senior Director of Inflammation Research at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 1999 to 2006, where he provided the scientific leadership for four programs in clinical development, and as an Associate Director of Research at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kishimoto has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, including Nature, Science, Cell and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Kishimoto received his B.A. from New College of the University of South Florida and his Ph.D. in Immunology from Harvard University.

Elona Kogan

Ms. Elona Kogan is General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since March 2019. Ms. Kogan joined Selecta after most recently serving as General Counsel and Head of Government Relations at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a rare disease oncology company, from July 2016 to April 2017, where she was a key executive through the acquisition of the company by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited. Prior to joining ARIAD, May 2011 to August 2015, Ms. Kogan led the legal and government affairs functions of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, dedicated to developing treatments for central nervous system disorders, where she played a central role in the strategic acquisition of the company by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Prior roles included positions of increasing responsibility at King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Bergen Brunswig Corporation. Ms. Kogan is also a member of the board of directors of a biotechnology company and serves as the Chairperson of the Compensation Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Kogan is a graduate of the SCALE program at Southwestern University School of Law. Ms. Kogan graduated cum laude from Columbia University, Barnard College, with a B.A. in economics.

Alison Schecter

Dr. Alison Schecter, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Schecter joins Selecta from Sanofi, where she was the Global Project Head, Rare Diseases, and was responsible for leading the Niemann-Pick Disease (ASMD) project, where her team was awarded the 2018 Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Visionary Award as well as gaining Breakthrough, Prime and Sakegake designations. She acted as the primary BD liaison between research and clinical development for internal and external programs in Rare Disease and adjacent therapeutic areas. Previously, Dr. Schecter was Global Program Head at Baxalta where she was instrumental in obtaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and PMDA approval for Adynovate, and for advancing the hemophilia portfolio culminating in Baxalta's acquisition by Shire. Previously, Dr. Schecter was VP of Cardiovascular and Metabolism (CVM) External Innovation at the Northeast J&J Innovation Center in Cambridge, where she was responsible for identifying novel product opportunities and technologies. Earlier, she led translational medicine in cardiovascular and metabolism and rare disease indications at the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research (NIBR), leading a PoC trial for the IL-b antibody program, thus validating the NLRP3 signaling pathway for secondary prevention in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Schecter started her career in academia where she was Associate Professor in Immunology and Medicine and co-founder of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She was the recipient of numerous NIH grants. Her work at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai led to the identification of functional chemokine receptors on cardiac myocytes and vascular smooth muscle. Her innovative academic translational research led to a successful career in biotechnology.

Stephen Smolinski

Mr. Stephen Smolinski is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. He has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since October 2017. Mr. Smolinski previously served as the Vice President and Head of the North American Rheumatology Business Unit at Sanofi Genzyme, a pharmaceutical corporation, from 2015 to 2017. Prior to this, he served as Group Vice President of Immunology & Inflammation, Global Strategic Unit at Sanofi from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Smolinski also previously held senior commercial roles at Roche-Genentech, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Savient Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Smolinski received a B.S. in health care administration from Oregon State University.

Patrick Zenner

Mr. Patrick Zenner is Lead Independent Director of the Company since june 2018. Prior to that he was Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2017. Mr. Zenner retired in 2001 from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., North America, a pharmaceutical company based in Nutley, N.J. Mr. Zenner held various executive positions during his 32-year career with the company. Mr. Zenner is currently a member of the board of trustees of Creighton University and is Chairman of the board of trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition, Mr. Zenner is Chairman of the board and a director of both ArQule, Inc. and West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Until its sale in 2012, Mr. Zenner was a director of Par Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In 2010, he resigned from the boards of Geron Corporation, Xoma Ltd. and Exact Sciences, Inc. Until its sale in September 2009, Mr. Zenner was a director of CuraGen Corporation. Mr. Zenner received a B.S./B.A. from Creighton University and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Zenner’s extensive experience as a senior pharmaceutical executive and board member to numerous companies in the biotechnology industry contributed to our Board of Directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Scott Myers

Mr. Scott Myers is Director of the Company. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Rainier Therapeutics, formerly known as BioClin Therapeutics, an oncology biotechnology company focused on late-stage bladder cancer, since September 2018 and June 2018, respectively. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Cascadian Therapeutics, Inc., an oncology company, from April 2016 through its acquisition by Seattle Genetics in March 2018. Prior to Cascadian, Mr. Myers served as Chief Executive Officer of Aerocrine AB, a medical device company, from 2011 through its acquisition by Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc in July 2015. He currently is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Harpoon Therapeutics. Mr. Myers previously served on the board of directors of Cascadian Therapeutics from 2016 through 2018. Mr. Myers’ experience as a senior executive of life sciences companies and knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries contributed to our Board of Directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of the Company.

Timothy Barabe

Mr. Timothy C. Barabe is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barabe joined our Board of Directors in July 2016. Mr. Barabe also serves on the boards of ArQule, Inc., Veeva Systems Inc., and Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., a private company. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Barabe served on the board of directors of Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Barabe retired in June 2013 from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Affymetrix, Inc., a biotechnology company. Previously, from July 2006 until March 2010, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Regent Medical Limited, a U.K.-based, privately owned, surgical supply company. Mr. Barabe served with Novartis AG from 1982 through August 2004 in a succession of senior executive positions in finance and general management, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of Sandoz GmbH, the generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Novartis. Mr. Barabe received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago. Mr. Barabe’s experience as a senior financial executive of life sciences companies and knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries contributed to our Board of Directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Amir Nashat

Dr. Amir Nashat, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Nashat has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2008. Dr. Nashat has been a Partner at Polaris Partners, a venture capital firm, since 2009 and focuses on investments in the life sciences. He currently serves on the board of directors of Fate Therapeutics, Inc., aTyr Pharma, Inc., Syros Pharmaceuticals and several private companies. Dr. Nashat has also served as a director of Receptos, Inc., BIND Therapeutics, Inc., as well as Adnexus Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company) and other private companies. Dr. Nashat completed his Ph.D. as a Hertz Fellow in Chemical Engineering at MIT with a minor in biology. Dr. Nashat earned both his M.S. and B.S. in materials science and mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Nashat’s extensive experience as a venture capitalist and board member to numerous companies in the biotechnology industry contributed to our Board of Directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Aymeric Sallin

Mr. Aymeric Sallin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sallin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2008. Mr. Sallin has served as the Chief Executive Officer of NanoDimension, a venture capital firm, since 2002 and is the founder of that firm. Since 2014, Mr. Sallin has served as a strategic advisory board member of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, or EPFL. Since 2002, Mr. Sallin has worked to promote nanotechnology around the world, and has received the NSTI Fellow Award and 2012 EPFL Alumni award for his contribution to the field of nanotechnology. Mr. Sallin has worked to generate and close investments of hundreds of millions of dollars into several of NanoDimension’s portfolio companies. He currently serves as a board member of H55, Inc., View, Inc., CROCUS Technology and Tarveda Therapeutics. Mr. Sallin is also a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Science. Mr. Sallin received his Masters in Physical Engineering from EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr. Sallin's extensive knowledge of our business and the nanomedicine field contributed to our Board of Directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Timothy Springer

Mr. Timothy A. Springer, Ph.D., Independent Director of the Company since 2018 Prior to that he serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Springer has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2016 and as a scientific advisor to us since December 2008. Since 1989, Dr. Springer has served as the Latham Family Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has also served as Senior Investigator in the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2012, and as Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2011. Dr. Springer was the Founder of LeukoSite, a biotechnology company acquired by Millennium Pharmaceuticals in 1999. Additionally, he is a founder, investor and board member of Scholar Rock and Morphic Therapeutic. Dr. Springer is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and his honors include the Crafoord Prize, the American Association of Immunologists Meritorious Career Award, the Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology, and the Basic Research Prize from the American Heart Association. Dr. Springer received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Springer’s extensive knowledge of our business and the nanomedicine field contributed to our Board of Directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Sarah McCabe

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