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John Thero


Lead Independent Director
Jazz Pharmaceutical
Ireland

Biography

He has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2010. In May 2014, Mr. Winningham was appointed as Lead Independent Director of our board of directors. Mr. Winningham has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Theravance Biopharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since July 2013. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Theravance Biopharma, Inc. since its spin-off from Innoviva, Inc. in June 2014. From October 2001 to August 2014, Mr. Winningham served as Chief Executive Officer of Innoviva, Inc., where he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from April 2010 to October 2014. From 1997 to 2001, he served as President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology/Immunology/Oncology Therapeutics Network and, from 2000 to 2001, as President of Global Marketing. Mr. Winningham is a member of Biotechnology Industry Organization’s board of directors and serves on the Health Section Governing Board Standing Committee on Reimbursement. He served as a member of the board of directors of the California Healthcare Institute, or CHI, from November 2011 to March 2015 and served as its Chairman from January 2014 until CHI merged with Bay Area Bioscience Association to become the California Life Sciences Association, or CLSA, in March 2015. Mr. Winningham was Chairman of CLSA from March 2015 until November 2015. Mr. Winningham is also a member of the board of directors of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company. Mr. Winningham holds an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University and a B.S. from Southern Illinois University.

Research Interest

identifying, developing, and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs

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