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In September 2000, Dr. Shrotriya joined the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer and in August 2002, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity he has spearheaded major changes in business strategy and coordinated structural reorganization culminating in the formation of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Previously, Dr. Shrotriya was Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for SuperGen, Inc. and Vice President, Medical Affairs and Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at MGI Pharma, Inc. For 18 years he held various positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the most recent being Executive Director Worldwide CNS Clinical Research.
Dr. Shrotriya is a 2011 Ernst & Young Orange County Region Entrepreneur of the Year® award winner. Dr. Shrotriya was specifically cited for his turn-around of Spectrum. The Ernst & Young LLP award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dr. Shrotriya was chosen from 15 finalists by a panel of independent judges.
Dr. Arora was nominated for election by the board of directors upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, which was acting upon the recommendation of Dr. Stuart M. Krassner. Dr. Arora has been providing consulting services to Spectrum since February 2010.
Dr. Arora is a business executive with global experience in driving strategic thinking, management and implementation of operations for drug development worldwide. Dr. Arora has provided consulting services to senior management at several pharmaceutical companies, including Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc., for global drug development, from May 2008 to June 2009, and UCB, Inc., for applications in global regulatory affairs, electronic document management, pharmacovigilance and worldwide quality assurance and compliance, from November 2003 to February 2006. Prior to that, Dr. Arora held senior management positions with several pharmaceutical companies, including Vice President of R&D Global Regulatory Affairs for Management Information at Pfizer Inc. from 1998 to 2003, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs at Novartis AG from 1993 to 1998 and Group Director of Biometrics Operations at Sanofi-Aventis. In addition, from 1994 to 2003, Dr. Arora served as Chairman of the Electronic Regulatory Submissions Working Group at PhRMA, which consisted of business and information technology experts from the FDA and 20 biopharmaceutical companies and was the PhRMA lead at ICH on establishing electronic standards for submission of marketing applications to regulatory authorities.
Dr. Arora received a B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from Lucknow University in India, a B.Sc. (Honors) in Agriculture and a M.Sc. in Animal Genetics from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology in India and a Ph.D. in Population Genetics from Iowa State University.
Dr. Arora has significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry, which includes 11 years' experience in global regulatory affairs and 18 years' experience in biometrics operations, including statistics, clinical data systems, clinical data management and medical writing. Furthermore, Dr. Arora has operational management experience, a keen understanding of the regulatory environment in which pharmaceutical companies operate and extensive knowledge in drug development operations and regulatory submissions and approvals. As a result, Dr. Arora is well qualified to serve on our board of directors.
Dr. Krassner's career spans nearly four decades of experience in positions of increasing responsibility at the University of California at Irvine, most recently as Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology at the School of Biological Sciences. While at University of California, Irvine (UCI), he developed and reinforced FDA and NIH compliance procedures for UCI-sponsored human clinical trials, established UCI's first Institutional Review Board, and at one time headed all contract and grant activities. Dr. Krassner has also been retained by pharmaceutical, medical device and other companies, including Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Lasermed Corporation, Automated Microbiology Systems, and In Vitro International, among others, to provide scientific and regulatory advisory services, including FDA compliance.
Dr. Krassner's work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed U.S. journals. He is Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine, and has lectured at both U.S. and international academic institutions, including Harvard Medical School, Rockefeller University, Johns Hopkins University, St. Petersburg University and University of Edinburgh, among others.
Dr. Krassner is a member of the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, among others. Dr. Krassner received his Sc.D. from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Brooklyn College.
Dr. Lenaz served as Spectrum's Chief Scientific Officer from February 2005 to June 2008 and as President of Spectrum's Oncology Division from 2000 to 2005. Since retiring as Spectrum's Chief Scientific Officer in June 2008, Dr. Lenaz has provided consulting services to Spectrum.
From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Lenaz served as Senior Vice President of Clinical Research, Medical Affairs at Supergen, Inc., a NASDAQ listed pharmaceutical company dedicated to cancer drug development. Dr. Lenaz held several senior management positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb, a NYSE-listed company, including Senior Vice-President of Oncology Franchise Management from 1990 to 1997, and Director of Scientific Affairs, Anti-Cancer from 1985 to 1990. Dr. Lenaz is also a prominent researcher, having conducted research in the areas of pharmacology, experimental chemotherapy, histology, general physiology, and experimental therapeutics at various institutions for cancer research, including Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute in Milan. He is a member of several scientific societies, including the American Association for Cancer Research, American Association for Clinical Oncology, European Society for Medical Oncology, and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.
Dr. Lenaz has served as a director of Pharmaco-Kinesis Corporation, a privately held medical device company since January 2009.
Dr. Lenaz is a graduate of Liceo Scientifico A. Righi in Bologna, Italy and he recieved his medical degree from the University of Bologna Medical School in 1966.
Dr. Lenaz is a renowned and accomplished oncologist who will bring to the Board of Directors over 35 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and a wealth of knowledge in the field of cancer drug development.
Dr. Lenaz's qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his expertice in the development of cancer drugs, his tenure as our Chief Scientific Officer, as well as his subsequent consulting services for our Company, his managmenet experience with Bristol-Myers Squibb, and his prominent research in the field of oncology.
Dr. Maida's career spans nearly 27 years, of which 15 were spent as CEO of emerging biotechnology companies, most with an oncology focus. In addition, Mr. Maida has nearly a decade of financial experience, ending as a Senior Financial Controller of a $1.7 billion division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, and VP, CFO of Dataplant Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed.
Dr. Maida is a founder and currently serves as Chairman of BioConsul Drug Development Corporation and DendriTherapeutics, Inc., and has also been retained by pharmaceutical companies, and New York investment and venture capital firms, including North Sound Capital, to provide technical and corporate advisory services. Mr. Maida serves on the Advisory Board of Innovera Life Sciences Fund and Novel Bioventures LLC , and the Scientific Advisory Board of EndPoint Ventures.
Dr. Maida received his Master's Degree in Toxicology from San Jose State University, and received an MBA from University of Santa Clara. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Association of Immunologists, among others.
Mr. Gueth was appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as a director of Spectrum on March 27, 2012 as a result of a vacancy on the Board of Directors. He has held management roles with Eli Lilly and Company in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States. Mr. Gueth is currently President of Gueth Consulting LLC, which provides licensing, M&A and financial advisory services to companies in the pharmaceutical industry. From January 2007 to September 2011, he was a Managing Director of Burrill & Company, a merchant bank specialized in the health care field. His career includes nearly 19 years with Eli Lilly and Company ("Lilly"), most recently as director of Alliance Management. He also served as General Manager of Lilly's African and Middle Eastern operations; Vice President of Financial Planning and Treasury of PCS Health Systems; Managing Director of Lilly's Saudi Arabia, Gulf and Yemen operations, as well as other sales, marketing and financial positions. Mr. Gueth has been a director of Antares Pharmaceuticals since 2003, where he is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and also serves on the Audit and Governance Committees. Mr. Gueth is a director of the American Liver Foundation, Northern California Chapter. Mr. Gueth earned a Masters Degree in agricultural economics from the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, as well as a Masters Degree in public affairs from Indiana University.
Gilles Gagnon spent over 30 years in the management of healthcare related organizations in both hospital administration (8 years) and in the pharmaceutical industry (22 years) where he held several executive positions. Prior to forming his current company, Prodev Pharma Inc., he was President & CEO of Æterna Zentaris, a biopharmaceutical company focused in oncology and endocrinology. He joined Æterna Zentaris in September 1999 as VP Corporate Development, became President and COO in 2001 and then President & CEO in January 2003 following the acquisition of Zentaris from German based Degussa AG in December 2002. Prior to joining Æterna Zentaris, he was VP, External Affairs for Novartis Pharma Canada Inc. (1996-99), Executive Director, Corporate Planning and Business Development, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, General Manager, Governments Affairs and Access to Market and Director of Professional services at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Inc. (1989-1996). He started his career at Atomic Energy of Canada as a sales representative for the Radiopharmaceutical Division. Mr. Gagnon is an invited speaker at many management conferences and is co-author of numerous scientific and business related articles. Throughout his career in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Gagnon, in addition to general management functions, was especially involved in corporate development, alliance management, as well as marketing functions where he participated to the launch of several (9) innovative pharmaceutical products.
Gilles Gagnon also participated in several international committees and strategic advisory boards. As a commitment to participate in the building of a strong biopharmaceutical sector in Canada, Mr. Gagnon served five years on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) where he represented members from the Biopharmaceutical sector and pioneered the Rx&D's biopartnering initiative. He was recently re-elected to the Board of Rx&D Canada. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ceapro Inc.(CZO-TSX-V), BioQuebec (chairman), Montreal In Vivo and Sherbrooke Innopole. He is currently President of Spectrum Pharma Canada Inc.
Gilles Gagnon holds post-graduate degrees in pharmacology (M.Sc.) and administration (M.B.A.) from the Université de Sherbrooke and a certificate in General Management from the London Business School, UK. He completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management of University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
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