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Anne C. Whitaker


Ms. Whitaker joined the Board of Directors in December 2013.  Since January 2017, she has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Novoclem Therapeutics, a subsidiary of KNOW Bio, LLC, a private life science company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She previously served from May 2015 to January 2017 as Executive Vice President and Company Group Chairman of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a publicly traded multinational specialty pharmaceutical company headquartered in Québec, Canada.  From September 2014 to April 2015, Ms. Whitaker served as the Chief Executive Officer and President and as a member of the Board of Directors of Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company.  From September 2011 to August 2014, she served as the President of North America Pharmaceuticals for Sanofi S.A., a global integrated healthcare leader focused on patients’ needs. From September 2009 to September 2011, Ms. Whitaker served as Senior Vice President and Business Unit Head, Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Urology (CVMU) at GlaxoSmithKline plc, a publicly traded pharmaceutical research and development company. From October 2008 to August 2009, she served as Senior Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development, and prior to that served in various leadership positions in GlaxoSmithKline’s commercial organization. Ms. Whitaker began her pharmaceutical career in 1991 as a metabolic disease specialist with Upjohn Company before joining GlaxoSmithKline as a sales representative in 1992.

Independent Director