BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Valued and respected for both their guidance, combined experiences and insights, our board is made up of our highest level of leadership and decision-making management individuals. Their primary focus is on our major financial, strategic and operational responsibilities for our company.

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Patrick Fabbio

Patrick Fabbio

Director

Lan Huang

Lan Huang, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Chairman
& Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Kirby

Matthew Kirby

Director
Ravindra Majeti, M.D.

Ravindra Majeti, M.D.

Director
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Ravindra Majeti, M.D., co-founded Forty Seven and has served as a member of its Board of Directors since May 2015.

Dr. Majeti served in various positions at Stanford University, including as a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Chief of the Division of Hematology since September 2018, as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, since November 2015, and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, from 2009 to November 2015.

He received an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, a Ph.D. and an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Majeti completed a Fellowship in Hematology at Stanford University.

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Matthew Kirkby, M.A. has served on our board since October 13, 2016.

Mr. Kirkby brings over 20 years of banking experience to our board. He has held senior management positions in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. From 2015 to 2016 Mr. Kirkby served as Head of Corporate Banking Asia Pacific for HSBC in Hong Kong. From 2012 to 2015 Mr. Kirkby was the CEO North Asia and Co-Head of Investment Banking for CIMB in Hong Kong. He served as Managing Director, Global Head of ECM and Corporate Finance from 2008 to 2010 and Managing Director, Head of Global Banking Asia Pacific from 2010 to 2012 at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Between 1999 and 2007 Mr. Kirkby held various positions at ABN AMRO. He is currently a director or adviser to a number of privately held companies.

He received his M.A. in jurisprudence at Pembroke College, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

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Patrick Fabbio, M.B.A. has served on our board since January 2, 2018.

Mr. Fabbio is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a public biotech company. Prior to joining Progenics in November 2015, he was Chief Financial Officer of electroCore LLC, a privately-held bioelectric medicine healthcare company, and Vice President, Finance for NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded, global rare disease company that was acquired by Shire. Mr. Fabbio has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience in both public and private life science and pharmaceutical companies in various roles, including: Vice President, Finance of Catalent PharmaSolutions Inc.; Chief Financial Officer of Ikano Therapeutics Inc.; senior corporate finance, commercial and transactional roles at Sanofi; and Corporate Controller for Biomatrix Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company that was acquired by Genzyme.

He received his B.B.A. in accounting at Pace University and M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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Lan Huang, Ph.D. is our Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and has been a member of the board of directors since November 2014.

Dr. Huang brings over ten years of entrepreneurial experience in the Chinese and United States biotechnology industries. In 2010, Dr. Huang founded Wanchun Biotech, the former holding company of our U.S. subsidiary. In 2007, Dr. Huang co-founded Wuxi MTLH Biotechnology Co. Ltd, where she served as CEO in 2010 and continues to hold a directorship. The rights related to the development and marketing of the peptide drug in China, which drug Dr. Huang designed while at Wuxi MTLH Biotechnology Co. Ltd, were sold to Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group in 2010. Additionally, in 2008, Dr. Huang co-founded Paramax International Inc., a CRO that conducts clinical trials for global biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. Paramax International Inc. was acquired by ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in 2009. Dr. Huang was trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1998 to 2002, where her research in cancer signaling pathways involving P53 degradation was published in Science. Her translational research in cancer signaling pathways involving RAS was published in two Nature papers. She has invented and holds patents for a number of biotech products for oncology and dermatology indications.

Dr. Huang received her B.A., Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Lawrence University, where she served as a trustee from 2012 to 2015. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, where she won the international-level Women’s Opportunity Award given by Soroptimist International. She also studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

RAMON MOHANLAL M.D., Ph.D.

Ramon Mohanlal
M.D., Ph.D.

EVP, Research and Development, Chief Medical Officer
Quanqi Song

Quanqi Song, Ph.D

Director
Yanbin Xie, MD

Yanbin Xie, MD

Director
Dan Zabrowski, Ph.D.

Dan Zabrowski, Ph.D.

Director

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Dr. Dan Zabrowski is a Venture Partner at Decheng Capital and has been with the firm since July 2016. He is currently serving on the boards of AccuraGen, Apexigen, Ariagen, Encodia, and Omniome.

Prior to joining Decheng, Dr. Zabrowski worked over 20 years for Roche in a number of key global leadership positions, including Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Global Head of Development Operations, Global Head of Roche Pharma Partnering, President of Ventana Medical Systems and President of the Roche Sequencing Unit. During his tenure in Business Development and Diagnostics, Dr. Zabrowski and his teams delivered 300+ acquisition and partnership deals. In addition, he was Board member of Chugai Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Roche, Dr. Zabrowski worked at Syntex, Fujisawa (now Astellas) and G.D. Searle in their pharmaceutical R&D organizations and served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Illinois — Chicago. Dr. Zabrowski received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington and his BA degree in Chemistry from Saint Louis University.

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Yanbin Xie, M.D. has served on our board since May 1, 2016.

Dr. Xie has had a long career in drug development research. From 1997 to January 1, 2018, Dr. Xie was the General Manager of ICON Clinical Research (Beijing No. 2) Co., Limited, formerly BeijingWits Medical Consulting Ltd., a provider of outsourced development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. At ICON, Dr. Xie was responsible for coordinating strategic goals and development, training management teams and overseeing regulatory compliance. Dr. Xie founded BeijingWits, the first Chinese joint venture CRO, in 1997 with the goal of bringing international standards for clinical trials to China. Dr. Xie continues to hold a directorship at BeijingWits Science & Technology Co. Ltd., which he has held since 1995. Since 2011, Dr. Xie has also served as a director of Med-Sonics Corp., a company focused on the development of ultrasonic devices.

Dr. Xie received his M.D. from Shanxi Medical University, in Taiyuan, China, specializing in clinical medicine.

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Quanqi Song, Ph.D. has served on our board since May 1, 2016.

Since 2013, Dr. Song has served as director of China Coal International Leasing Co.,Ltd., a company providing international leasing, consultant and management services, where he continues to hold a directorship. Additionally, since 2007,Dr. Song has served as an investment manager and executive director of Shenjin Investment Limited.

Dr.Song received his undergraduate degree in geography, followed by a postgraduate degree in natural resources, from Henan University in Kaifeng, China. Dr. Song earned his Ph.D. in finance and banking from Renmin University of China in Beijing.

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Dr. Mohanlal has more than 20 years of global experience in strategic drug development at big pharma, and biotech start-ups, including GlaxoWellcome (GSK), Pharmacia (Pfizer), Vertex,Interleukin Genetics, Syntium, Novartis, and AstraZeneca. His expertise includes drug development in all Phases (preclinical and 1, 2, 3, 4 clinical, post-marketing), regulatory filings and maintaining drugs on the market.

Dr. Mohanlal played a crucial role in bringing five drugs to market and was deeply involved in the development of 15 marketed drugs, including Wellferon, Atovaquone, Lamuvidine, Zomig, Advexin, Abilify IM Depot, Zometa, Femara, Aredia, Proleukin, Cardioxane and Exjade. Most recently, Dr. Mohanlal was the Clinical Head of Established Oncology Products for Novartis, where he managed all clinical and regulatory maintenance work for the division, which represented total annual revenue of approximately $2 billion. He also developed immuno-oncology development programs based on checkpoint inhibitor combination therapy at AstraZeneca. Prior to this, Dr. Mohanlal held positions with Interleukin Genetics as Chief Medical Officer and Vertex Pharmaceuticals as Medical Director. Dr. Mohanlal has also obtained extensive licensing and deal-making experience at Syntium Inc.

Dr. Mohanlal earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Experimental CV Pharmacology, both from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, as well as his M.B.A. from the American Intercontinental University in Illinois, with post-graduate business training at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Christine Zhao

Christine Zhao

Director

Jeffrey Vacirca,

MD, FACP

Director

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Christine Ying Zhao, M.B.A. has served on our board since October 13, 2016.

Since 2016, Ms. Zhao has been a Managing Partner of Yuanming Capital, a VC/PE fund focused on cross-border investment and acquisition opportunities between the U.S. and China, particularly in the healthcare industry. Previously Ms. Zhao served as the Group Chief Financial Officer of BEST Logistics Technology (China) Co., Ltd. Prior to this, Ms. Zhao served as a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and as an Executive Director at JPMorgan, where she held senior positions (including regional CFO and COO) in global corporate and investment banking units. Ms. Zhao has worked for a number of corporations in various roles including strategy and corporate venture investing at American Express in New York, London and Singapore, investment banking at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and corporate development at FedEx Corporation in the U.S. She brings to the board unique management experience as she has managed teams across four continents. Ms. Zhao currently serves as aboard member of the Chinese Finance Association, a non-profit organization with over 6,000 members worldwide.

A Chartered Financial Analyst, or CFA, Ms. Zhao holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Economics with distinction from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

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Jeffrey Vacirca, M.D., F.A.C.P. is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist, serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. Dr. Vacirca serves on the executive board of Community Oncology Alliance (COA) and is the medical director for the International Oncology Network (ION), Oncology Network Development at Mt. Sinai Health Network, and for Long Island Aids Care (LIAC). Dr. Vacirca serves on the board of directors of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, OneOncology, BeyondSpring, and the American Red Cross of Greater New York.

Dr. Vacirca is the founder and chairman of the New York Cancer Foundation, which provides financial assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatment. He is also co-founder and former vice-chairman of Odonate Therapeutics, and director and chair of the Compensation Committee of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Vacirca is the co-founder and president of the National Translational Research group.

Dr. Vacirca has received numerous awards and accolades for his efforts in providing outstanding patient care including Humanitarian of the Year by the American Red Cross, the Theodore Roosevelt Award for outstanding dedication to patient care, and being named in Newsday’s Top Doctors. Additionally, he was honored for his role in enabling LIAC staff to bring state of the art HIV testing to New York.

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Patrick Fabbio

Patrick Fabbio

Director
Lan Huang

Lan Huang, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

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Lan Huang, Ph.D. is our Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and has been a member of the board of directors since November 2014.

Dr. Huang brings over ten years of entrepreneurial experience in the Chinese and United States biotechnology industries. In 2010, Dr. Huang founded Wanchun Biotech, the former holding company of our U.S. subsidiary. In 2007, Dr. Huang co-founded Wuxi MTLH Biotechnology Co. Ltd, where she served as CEO in 2010 and continues to hold a directorship. The rights related to the development and marketing of the peptide drug in China, which drug Dr. Huang designed while at Wuxi MTLH Biotechnology Co. Ltd, were sold to Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group in 2010. Additionally, in 2008, Dr. Huang co-founded Paramax International Inc., a CRO that conducts clinical trials for global biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. Paramax International Inc. was acquired by ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in 2009. Dr. Huang was trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1998 to 2002, where her research in cancer signaling pathways involving P53 degradation was published in Science. Her translational research in cancer signaling pathways involving RAS was published in two Nature papers. She has invented and holds patents for a number of biotech products for oncology and dermatology indications.

Dr. Huang received her B.A., Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Lawrence University, where she served as a trustee from 2012 to 2015. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, where she won the international-level Women’s Opportunity Award given by Soroptimist International. She also studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

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Patrick Fabbio, M.B.A. has served on our board since January 2, 2018.

Mr. Fabbio is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a public biotech company. Prior to joining Progenics in November 2015, he was Chief Financial Officer of electroCore LLC, a privately-held bioelectric medicine healthcare company, and Vice President, Finance for NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded, global rare disease company that was acquired by Shire. Mr. Fabbio has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience in both public and private life science and pharmaceutical companies in various roles, including: Vice President, Finance of Catalent PharmaSolutions Inc.; Chief Financial Officer of Ikano Therapeutics Inc.; senior corporate finance, commercial and transactional roles at Sanofi; and Corporate Controller for Biomatrix Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company that was acquired by Genzyme.

He received his B.B.A. in accounting at Pace University and M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Matthew Kirby

Matthew Kirby

Director
Ravindra Majeti, M.D.

Ravindra Majeti, M.D.

Director
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Ravindra Majeti, M.D., co-founded Forty Seven and has served as a member of its Board of Directors since May 2015.

Dr. Majeti served in various positions at Stanford University, including as a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Chief of the Division of Hematology since September 2018, as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, since November 2015, and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, from 2009 to November 2015.

He received an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, a Ph.D. and an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Majeti completed a Fellowship in Hematology at Stanford University.

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Matthew Kirkby, M.A. has served on our board since October 13, 2016.

Mr. Kirkby brings over 20 years of banking experience to our board. He has held senior management positions in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. From 2015 to 2016 Mr. Kirkby served as Head of Corporate Banking Asia Pacific for HSBC in Hong Kong. From 2012 to 2015 Mr. Kirkby was the CEO North Asia and Co-Head of Investment Banking for CIMB in Hong Kong. He served as Managing Director, Global Head of ECM and Corporate Finance from 2008 to 2010 and Managing Director, Head of Global Banking Asia Pacific from 2010 to 2012 at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Between 1999 and 2007 Mr. Kirkby held various positions at ABN AMRO. He is currently a director or adviser to a number of privately held companies.

He received his M.A. in jurisprudence at Pembroke College, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

RAMON MOHANLAL M.D., Ph.D.

Ramon Mohanlal M.D., Ph.D.

EVP, Research and Development, Chief Medical Officer
Quanqi Song

Quanqi Song, Ph.D

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Quanqi Song, Ph.D. has served on our board since May 1, 2016.

Since 2013, Dr. Song has served as director of China Coal International Leasing Co.,Ltd., a company providing international leasing, consultant and management services, where he continues to hold a directorship. Additionally, since 2007,Dr. Song has served as an investment manager and executive director of Shenjin Investment Limited.

Dr.Song received his undergraduate degree in geography, followed by a postgraduate degree in natural resources, from Henan University in Kaifeng, China. Dr. Song earned his Ph.D. in finance and banking from Renmin University of China in Beijing.

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Dr. Mohanlal has more than 20 years of global experience in strategic drug development at big pharma, and biotech start-ups, including GlaxoWellcome (GSK), Pharmacia (Pfizer), Vertex,Interleukin Genetics, Syntium, Novartis, and AstraZeneca. His expertise includes drug development in all Phases (preclinical and 1, 2, 3, 4 clinical, post-marketing), regulatory filings and maintaining drugs on the market.

Dr. Mohanlal played a crucial role in bringing five drugs to market and was deeply involved in the development of 15 marketed drugs, including Wellferon, Atovaquone, Lamuvidine, Zomig, Advexin, Abilify IM Depot, Zometa, Femara, Aredia, Proleukin, Cardioxane and Exjade. Most recently, Dr. Mohanlal was the Clinical Head of Established Oncology Products for Novartis, where he managed all clinical and regulatory maintenance work for the division, which represented total annual revenue of approximately $2 billion. He also developed immuno-oncology development programs based on checkpoint inhibitor combination therapy at AstraZeneca. Prior to this, Dr. Mohanlal held positions with Interleukin Genetics as Chief Medical Officer and Vertex Pharmaceuticals as Medical Director. Dr. Mohanlal has also obtained extensive licensing and deal-making experience at Syntium Inc.

Dr. Mohanlal earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Experimental CV Pharmacology, both from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, as well as his M.B.A. from the American Intercontinental University in Illinois, with post-graduate business training at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Yanbin Xie, MD

Yanbin Xie, MD

Director
Dan Zabrowski, Ph.D.

Dan Zabrowski, Ph.D.

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Yanbin Xie, M.D. has served on our board since May 1, 2016.

Dr. Xie has had a long career in drug development research. From 1997 to January 1, 2018, Dr. Xie was the General Manager of ICON Clinical Research (Beijing No. 2) Co., Limited, formerly BeijingWits Medical Consulting Ltd., a provider of outsourced development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. At ICON, Dr. Xie was responsible for coordinating strategic goals and development, training management teams and overseeing regulatory compliance. Dr. Xie founded BeijingWits, the first Chinese joint venture CRO, in 1997 with the goal of bringing international standards for clinical trials to China. Dr. Xie continues to hold a directorship at BeijingWits Science & Technology Co. Ltd., which he has held since 1995. Since 2011, Dr. Xie has also served as a director of Med-Sonics Corp., a company focused on the development of ultrasonic devices.

Dr. Xie received his M.D. from Shanxi Medical University, in Taiyuan, China, specializing in clinical medicine.

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Dr. Dan Zabrowski is a Venture Partner at Decheng Capital and has been with the firm since July 2016. He is currently serving on the boards of AccuraGen, Apexigen, Ariagen, Encodia, and Omniome.

Prior to joining Decheng, Dr. Zabrowski worked over 20 years for Roche in a number of key global leadership positions, including Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Global Head of Development Operations, Global Head of Roche Pharma Partnering, President of Ventana Medical Systems and President of the Roche Sequencing Unit. During his tenure in Business Development and Diagnostics, Dr. Zabrowski and his teams delivered 300+ acquisition and partnership deals. In addition, he was Board member of Chugai Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Roche, Dr. Zabrowski worked at Syntex, Fujisawa (now Astellas) and G.D. Searle in their pharmaceutical R&D organizations and served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Illinois — Chicago. Dr. Zabrowski received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington and his BA degree in Chemistry from Saint Louis University.

Christine Zhao

Christine Zhao

Director

Jeffrey Vacirca,

MD, FACP

Director

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Christine Ying Zhao, M.B.A. has served on our board since October 13, 2016.

Since 2016, Ms. Zhao has been a Managing Partner of Yuanming Capital, a VC/PE fund focused on cross-border investment and acquisition opportunities between the U.S. and China, particularly in the healthcare industry. Previously Ms. Zhao served as the Group Chief Financial Officer of BEST Logistics Technology (China) Co., Ltd. Prior to this, Ms. Zhao served as a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and as an Executive Director at JPMorgan, where she held senior positions (including regional CFO and COO) in global corporate and investment banking units. Ms. Zhao has worked for a number of corporations in various roles including strategy and corporate venture investing at American Express in New York, London and Singapore, investment banking at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and corporate development at FedEx Corporation in the U.S. She brings to the board unique management experience as she has managed teams across four continents. Ms. Zhao currently serves as aboard member of the Chinese Finance Association, a non-profit organization with over 6,000 members worldwide.

A Chartered Financial Analyst, or CFA, Ms. Zhao holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Economics with distinction from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

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Jeffrey Vacirca, M.D., F.A.C.P. is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist, serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. Dr. Vacirca serves on the executive board of Community Oncology Alliance (COA) and is the medical director for the International Oncology Network (ION), Oncology Network Development at Mt. Sinai Health Network, and for Long Island Aids Care (LIAC). Dr. Vacirca serves on the board of directors of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, OneOncology, BeyondSpring, and the American Red Cross of Greater New York.

Dr. Vacirca is the founder and chairman of the New York Cancer Foundation, which provides financial assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatment. He is also co-founder and former vice-chairman of Odonate Therapeutics, and director and chair of the Compensation Committee of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Vacirca is the co-founder and president of the National Translational Research group.

Dr. Vacirca has received numerous awards and accolades for his efforts in providing outstanding patient care including Humanitarian of the Year by the American Red Cross, the Theodore Roosevelt Award for outstanding dedication to patient care, and being named in Newsday’s Top Doctors. Additionally, he was honored for his role in enabling LIAC staff to bring state of the art HIV testing to New York.

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Patrick Fabbio

Patrick Fabbio

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Patrick Fabbio, M.B.A. has served on our board since January 2, 2018.

Mr. Fabbio is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a public biotech company. Prior to joining Progenics in November 2015, he was Chief Financial Officer of electroCore LLC, a privately-held bioelectric medicine healthcare company, and Vice President, Finance for NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded, global rare disease company that was acquired by Shire. Mr. Fabbio has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience in both public and private life science and pharmaceutical companies in various roles, including: Vice President, Finance of Catalent PharmaSolutions Inc.; Chief Financial Officer of Ikano Therapeutics Inc.; senior corporate finance, commercial and transactional roles at Sanofi; and Corporate Controller for Biomatrix Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company that was acquired by Genzyme.

He received his B.B.A. in accounting at Pace University and M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Lan Huang

Lan Huang, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

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Lan Huang, Ph.D. is our Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and has been a member of the board of directors since November 2014.

Dr. Huang brings over ten years of entrepreneurial experience in the Chinese and United States biotechnology industries. In 2010, Dr. Huang founded Wanchun Biotech, the former holding company of our U.S. subsidiary. In 2007, Dr. Huang co-founded Wuxi MTLH Biotechnology Co. Ltd, where she served as CEO in 2010 and continues to hold a directorship. The rights related to the development and marketing of the peptide drug in China, which drug Dr. Huang designed while at Wuxi MTLH Biotechnology Co. Ltd, were sold to Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group in 2010. Additionally, in 2008, Dr. Huang co-founded Paramax International Inc., a CRO that conducts clinical trials for global biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. Paramax International Inc. was acquired by ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in 2009. Dr. Huang was trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1998 to 2002, where her research in cancer signaling pathways involving P53 degradation was published in Science. Her translational research in cancer signaling pathways involving RAS was published in two Nature papers. She has invented and holds patents for a number of biotech products for oncology and dermatology indications.

Dr. Huang received her B.A., Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Lawrence University, where she served as a trustee from 2012 to 2015. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, where she won the international-level Women’s Opportunity Award given by Soroptimist International. She also studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Matthew Kirby

Matthew Kirby

Director

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Matthew Kirkby, M.A. has served on our board since October 13, 2016.

Mr. Kirkby brings over 20 years of banking experience to our board. He has held senior management positions in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. From 2015 to 2016 Mr. Kirkby served as Head of Corporate Banking Asia Pacific for HSBC in Hong Kong. From 2012 to 2015 Mr. Kirkby was the CEO North Asia and Co-Head of Investment Banking for CIMB in Hong Kong. He served as Managing Director, Global Head of ECM and Corporate Finance from 2008 to 2010 and Managing Director, Head of Global Banking Asia Pacific from 2010 to 2012 at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Between 1999 and 2007 Mr. Kirkby held various positions at ABN AMRO. He is currently a director or adviser to a number of privately held companies.

He received his M.A. in jurisprudence at Pembroke College, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Ravindra Majeti, M.D.

Ravindra Majeti, M.D.

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Ravindra Majeti, M.D., co-founded Forty Seven and has served as a member of its Board of Directors since May 2015.

Dr. Majeti served in various positions at Stanford University, including as a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Chief of the Division of Hematology since September 2018, as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, since November 2015, and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, from 2009 to November 2015.

He received an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, a Ph.D. and an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Majeti completed a Fellowship in Hematology at Stanford University.

RAMON MOHANLAL M.D., Ph.D.

Ramon Mohanlal M.D., Ph.D.

EVP, Research and Development, Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Mohanlal has more than 20 years of global experience in strategic drug development at big pharma, and biotech start-ups, including GlaxoWellcome (GSK), Pharmacia (Pfizer), Vertex,Interleukin Genetics, Syntium, Novartis, and AstraZeneca. His expertise includes drug development in all Phases (preclinical and 1, 2, 3, 4 clinical, post-marketing), regulatory filings and maintaining drugs on the market.

Dr. Mohanlal played a crucial role in bringing five drugs to market and was deeply involved in the development of 15 marketed drugs, including Wellferon, Atovaquone, Lamuvidine, Zomig, Advexin, Abilify IM Depot, Zometa, Femara, Aredia, Proleukin, Cardioxane and Exjade. Most recently, Dr. Mohanlal was the Clinical Head of Established Oncology Products for Novartis, where he managed all clinical and regulatory maintenance work for the division, which represented total annual revenue of approximately $2 billion. He also developed immuno-oncology development programs based on checkpoint inhibitor combination therapy at AstraZeneca. Prior to this, Dr. Mohanlal held positions with Interleukin Genetics as Chief Medical Officer and Vertex Pharmaceuticals as Medical Director. Dr. Mohanlal has also obtained extensive licensing and deal-making experience at Syntium Inc.

Dr. Mohanlal earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Experimental CV Pharmacology, both from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, as well as his M.B.A. from the American Intercontinental University in Illinois, with post-graduate business training at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Quanqi Song

Quanqi Song, Ph.D

Director

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Quanqi Song, Ph.D. has served on our board since May 1, 2016.

Since 2013, Dr. Song has served as director of China Coal International Leasing Co.,Ltd., a company providing international leasing, consultant and management services, where he continues to hold a directorship. Additionally, since 2007,Dr. Song has served as an investment manager and executive director of Shenjin Investment Limited.

Dr.Song received his undergraduate degree in geography, followed by a postgraduate degree in natural resources, from Henan University in Kaifeng, China. Dr. Song earned his Ph.D. in finance and banking from Renmin University of China in Beijing.

Yanbin Xie, MD

Yanbin Xie, MD

Director

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Yanbin Xie, M.D. has served on our board since May 1, 2016.

Dr. Xie has had a long career in drug development research. From 1997 to January 1, 2018, Dr. Xie was the General Manager of ICON Clinical Research (Beijing No. 2) Co., Limited, formerly BeijingWits Medical Consulting Ltd., a provider of outsourced development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. At ICON, Dr. Xie was responsible for coordinating strategic goals and development, training management teams and overseeing regulatory compliance. Dr. Xie founded BeijingWits, the first Chinese joint venture CRO, in 1997 with the goal of bringing international standards for clinical trials to China. Dr. Xie continues to hold a directorship at BeijingWits Science & Technology Co. Ltd., which he has held since 1995. Since 2011, Dr. Xie has also served as a director of Med-Sonics Corp., a company focused on the development of ultrasonic devices.

Dr. Xie received his M.D. from Shanxi Medical University, in Taiyuan, China, specializing in clinical medicine.

Dan Zabrowski, Ph.D.

Dan Zabrowski, Ph.D.

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Dr. Dan Zabrowski is a Venture Partner at Decheng Capital and has been with the firm since July 2016. He is currently serving on the boards of AccuraGen, Apexigen, Ariagen, Encodia, and Omniome.

Prior to joining Decheng, Dr. Zabrowski worked over 20 years for Roche in a number of key global leadership positions, including Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Global Head of Development Operations, Global Head of Roche Pharma Partnering, President of Ventana Medical Systems and President of the Roche Sequencing Unit. During his tenure in Business Development and Diagnostics, Dr. Zabrowski and his teams delivered 300+ acquisition and partnership deals. In addition, he was Board member of Chugai Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Roche, Dr. Zabrowski worked at Syntex, Fujisawa (now Astellas) and G.D. Searle in their pharmaceutical R&D organizations and served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Illinois — Chicago. Dr. Zabrowski received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington and his BA degree in Chemistry from Saint Louis University.

Christine Zhao

Christine Zhao

Director

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Christine Ying Zhao, M.B.A. has served on our board since October 13, 2016.

Since 2016, Ms. Zhao has been a Managing Partner of Yuanming Capital, a VC/PE fund focused on cross-border investment and acquisition opportunities between the U.S. and China, particularly in the healthcare industry. Previously Ms. Zhao served as the Group Chief Financial Officer of BEST Logistics Technology (China) Co., Ltd. Prior to this, Ms. Zhao served as a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and as an Executive Director at JPMorgan, where she held senior positions (including regional CFO and COO) in global corporate and investment banking units. Ms. Zhao has worked for a number of corporations in various roles including strategy and corporate venture investing at American Express in New York, London and Singapore, investment banking at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and corporate development at FedEx Corporation in the U.S. She brings to the board unique management experience as she has managed teams across four continents. Ms. Zhao currently serves as aboard member of the Chinese Finance Association, a non-profit organization with over 6,000 members worldwide.

A Chartered Financial Analyst, or CFA, Ms. Zhao holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Economics with distinction from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP

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Jeffrey Vacirca, M.D., F.A.C.P. is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist, serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. Dr. Vacirca serves on the executive board of Community Oncology Alliance (COA) and is the medical director for the International Oncology Network (ION), Oncology Network Development at Mt. Sinai Health Network, and for Long Island Aids Care (LIAC). Dr. Vacirca serves on the board of directors of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, OneOncology, BeyondSpring, and the American Red Cross of Greater New York.

Dr. Vacirca is the founder and chairman of the New York Cancer Foundation, which provides financial assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatment. He is also co-founder and former vice-chairman of Odonate Therapeutics, and director and chair of the Compensation Committee of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Vacirca is the co-founder and president of the National Translational Research group.

Dr. Vacirca has received numerous awards and accolades for his efforts in providing outstanding patient care including Humanitarian of the Year by the American Red Cross, the Theodore Roosevelt Award for outstanding dedication to patient care, and being named in Newsday’s Top Doctors. Additionally, he was honored for his role in enabling LIAC staff to bring state of the art HIV testing to New York.