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Robert A. Ingram

Chairman of the Board
Infectious Diseases
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Sri Lanka

Biography

Robert A. Ingram was appointed to the Board in August 2015 and was elected Chairman of the Board in May 2017. Mr. Ingram joined Hatteras Venture Partners, a venture capital firm formed to invest primarily in early stage companies with a focus on biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, and related opportunities in human medicine, as a General Partner in January 2007. He began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a professional sales representative and rose through a series of roles with increasing responsibility to ultimately become CEO and Chairman of GlaxoWellcome, a pharmaceutical company. He co-led the merger and integration that formed GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in December 2000. He subsequently served as the Chief Operating Officer and President of Pharmaceutical Operations at GSK from January 2001 to January 2003. He served as Vice Chairman Pharmaceuticals of GSK, acting as a special advisor to GSK’s corporate executive team, until January 1, 2010. Mr. Ingram serves as Chairman of the Board of Novan, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, and as Lead Independent Director of Cree, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor light-emitting diode materials and devices. Mr. Ingram also serves as a member of the board of directors of HBM Healthcare Investments, Ltd., a publicly traded Swiss investment company, and of Malin Corporation plc, a publicly traded life sciences company based in Ireland. Mr. Ingram also serves as Chairman of Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private company focused on anti-infective research, and a director of PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Ingram graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Ingram formed and chaired the CEO Roundtable on Cancer at the request of former President George H. W. Bush, and he is a member of numerous other civic and professional organizations. Mr. Ingram is a member of the boards for the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Foundation and Chairman, North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. Mr. Ingram’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry as both an executive and director and his private investment expertise contribute valuable insight and expertise to the Board.

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Robert A. Ingram was appointed to the Board in August 2015 and was elected Chairman of the Board in May 2017. Mr. Ingram joined Hatteras Venture Partners, a venture capital firm formed to invest primarily in early stage companies with a focus on biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, and related opportunities in human medicine, as a General Partner in January 2007. He began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a professional sales representative and rose through a series of roles with increasing responsibility to ultimately become CEO and Chairman of GlaxoWellcome, a pharmaceutical company. He co-led the merger and integration that formed GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in December 2000. He subsequently served as the Chief Operating Officer and President of Pharmaceutical Operations at GSK from January 2001 to January 2003. He served as Vice Chairman Pharmaceuticals of GSK, acting as a special advisor to GSK’s corporate executive team, until January 1, 2010. Mr. Ingram serves as Chairman of the Board of Novan, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, and as Lead Independent Director of Cree, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor light-emitting diode materials and devices. Mr. Ingram also serves as a member of the board of directors of HBM Healthcare Investments, Ltd., a publicly traded Swiss investment company, and of Malin Corporation plc, a publicly traded life sciences company based in Ireland. Mr. Ingram also serves as Chairman of Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private company focused on anti-infective research, and a director of PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Ingram graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Ingram formed and chaired the CEO Roundtable on Cancer at the request of former President George H. W. Bush, and he is a member of numerous other civic and professional organizations. Mr. Ingram is a member of the boards for the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Foundation and Chairman, North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. Mr. Ingram’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry as both an executive and director and his private investment expertise contribute valuable insight and expertise to the Board.

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