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Ernest Mario, Ph.d.

Former Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, Glaxo
Former Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, Glaxo Holdings p
United Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing co. - Part of "MS PHARMA"
Jordan

Biography

 Ernest Mario, Ph.D . has served as one of our directors since August 2007 and is Chairman of the Management Compensation and Development Committee since 2014, a member of the Nominating Committee since August 2007 and a member of the Executive Committee since June 2008. Dr. Mario is a former Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of Glaxo Holdings plc and a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALZA Corporation. Dr. Mario currently is the Chairman of Capnia, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Mario serves as a director of publicly-traded healthcare companies: Boston Scientific Corporation, Chimerix Inc., Kindred Biosciences Inc., XenoPort Inc. and Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. He is Chairman of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education and serves as an advisor to The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. In 2007, Dr. Mario was awarded the Remington Medal by the American Pharmacists Association, pharmacy’s highest honor. Dr. Mario brings to his service as a director his significant executive leadership experience, including his experience leading several pharmaceutical companies, as well as his membership on public company boards and foundations. He also has extensive experience in financial and operations management, risk oversight, and quality and business strategy.

Research Interest

 Ernest Mario, Ph.D . has served as one of our directors since August 2007 and is Chairman of the Management Compensation and Development Committee since 2014, a member of the Nominating Committee since August 2007 and a member of the Executive Committee since June 2008. Dr. Mario is a former Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of Glaxo Holdings plc and a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALZA Corporation. Dr. Mario currently is the Chairman of Capnia, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Mario serves as a director of publicly-traded healthcare companies: Boston Scientific Corporation, Chimerix Inc., Kindred Biosciences Inc., XenoPort Inc. and Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. He is Chairman of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education and serves as an advisor to The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. In 2007, Dr. Mario was awarded the Remington Medal by the American Pharmacists Association, pharmacy’s highest honor. Dr. Mario brings to his service as a director his significant executive leadership experience, including his experience leading several pharmaceutical companies, as well as his membership on public company boards and foundations. He also has extensive experience in financial and operations management, risk oversight, and quality and business strategy.

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