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Mr Carter has been the Senior Independent Non-executive Director since February 1, 2017. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Technical Committee of the Company. He has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. From 2006 to 2016, Mr Carter served in various senior executive roles at Gilead Sciences, Inc. (“Gilead”), a research-based biopharmaceutical company, with the last position as Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations. In this role, Mr Carter headed the worldwide commercial organization responsible for the launch and commercialization of all of Gilead’s products. Prior to joining Gilead, he spent 14 years with GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) and its group companies, with the last position as a Regional Head of the International Business in Asia. He is currently a director of Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr Carter holds a degree in Business Studies from the Ealing School of Business and Management (now merged into University of West London) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom.   Dr Ferrante has been an Independent Non-executive Director since February 1, 2017. She is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. She has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She was the former Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development of Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for prostate cancer and other hormonally driven diseases. From September 2007 to July 2013, Dr Ferrante held senior positions at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its parent company, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, including Chief Medical Officer and most recently as Oncology Therapeutic Area and Cambridge USA Site Head. From 1999 to 2007, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Inc., with the last position as Vice President, Oncology Development. Dr Ferrante is currently a member of the board of directors of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and MacroGenics, Inc. She was previously a director of Baxalta Incorporated until it was acquired by Shire plc in 2016. Dr Ferrante has been an author of a number of papers in the field of oncology, an active participant in academic and professional associations and symposia and a holder of several patents. Dr Ferrante holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Providence College and a Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University.  

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Mr Carter has been the Senior Independent Non-executive Director since February 1, 2017. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Technical Committee of the Company. He has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. From 2006 to 2016, Mr Carter served in various senior executive roles at Gilead Sciences, Inc. (“Gilead”), a research-based biopharmaceutical company, with the last position as Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations. In this role, Mr Carter headed the worldwide commercial organization responsible for the launch and commercialization of all of Gilead’s products. Prior to joining Gilead, he spent 14 years with GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) and its group companies, with the last position as a Regional Head of the International Business in Asia. He is currently a director of Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr Carter holds a degree in Business Studies from the Ealing School of Business and Management (now merged into University of West London) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom.   Dr Ferrante has been an Independent Non-executive Director since February 1, 2017. She is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. She has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She was the former Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development of Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for prostate cancer and other hormonally driven diseases. From September 2007 to July 2013, Dr Ferrante held senior positions at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its parent company, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, including Chief Medical Officer and most recently as Oncology Therapeutic Area and Cambridge USA Site Head. From 1999 to 2007, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Inc., with the last position as Vice President, Oncology Development. Dr Ferrante is currently a member of the board of directors of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and MacroGenics, Inc. She was previously a director of Baxalta Incorporated until it was acquired by Shire plc in 2016. Dr Ferrante has been an author of a number of papers in the field of oncology, an active participant in academic and professional associations and symposia and a holder of several patents. Dr Ferrante holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Providence College and a Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University.  

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