David I. Scheer
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
David Scheer was involved in the founding of Achillion and currently serves as its Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee and the Strategy and Corporate Development Committee. He is President of Scheer & Company, Inc., a firm founded in 1981, with activities in venture capital, corporate strategy, and transactional advisory services focused on the life sciences.
Mr. Scheer was involved in the founding and had been a member of the Boards of Directors of ViroPharma, Inc.(NASDAQ, "VPHM"), OraPharma, Inc. (acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2003), and Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (of which he was Chairman, acquired by Pfizer in 2004). His other current board relationships include Tengion, Inc. (of which he is Chairman, NASDAQ, "TNGN"), Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (of which he is Chairman, NASDAQ, "AEGR"), Optherion, Inc. (of which he is Chairman), and Axerion Therapeutics, Inc. (of which he is Chairman). From 1991 through 1999, he was affiliated with the health care investing team at Oak Investment Partners. Mr. Scheer has also led or played a significant role in a series of transactions involving corporate alliances, licensing arrangements, divestments, acquisitions and mergers in the life sciences. He has served as a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard School of Public Health, and as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Harvard Malaria Initiative. He has helped to launch, and served as Chair of the Executive Committee for "The Unfinished Agenda in Infectious Diseases", an initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health focusing on the neglected diseases. He has also been a member of the Global Advisory Council for AIDS@30, an initiative at Harvard, and the Chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Global Task Force for Expanding Cancer Care and Control in the Developing World, another Harvard-affiliated initiative. He has also been a member of the Board of Trustees, and most recently Vice-Chair for the Long Wharf Theatre, in New Haven, CT. In 2007, he was awarded the Atlas Award for Venture Capital from the Connecticut Union for Research Excellence (CURE, of which he also serves as a member of the Board), and in 2009, he received the Venture Capital Leadership Award from the Connecticut Venture Group. He received his A.B. cum laude from Harvard College, and an M.S. from Yale University.
Milind Deshpande, Ph.D.
Dr. Deshpande currently serves as President and CEO of Achillion and joined the Board of Directors in May 2013. Dr. Deshpande began his tenure at Achillion in 2001 as Vice President of Chemistry and steadily assumed additional responsibilities. Prior to Achillion, Dr. Deshpande was Associate Director at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Jason S. Fisherman, M.D.
Dr. Fisherman is Managing Director of Synthesis Capital, formerly Advent Healthcare Ventures, a life science venture capital firm, where he specializes in biotechnology and emerging pharmaceutical investments. He has served as a director of Achillion since March 2000 and currently serves on the Audit Committee and the Strategy and Corporate Development Committee.
Gary E. Frashier
Mr. Frashier joined Achillion's Board of Directors in March 2008 and currently serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Formerly holding Chief Executive and/or Chairman roles at OSI Pharmaceuticals, Millipore Corporation, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals and eXeGenex, and currently is President of Management Associates, a life sciences consulting firm.
Mr. Graves, joined Achillion's Board of Directors in June 2012 and currently is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Strategy and Corporate Development Committee. Mr. Graves is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. Prior to Intarcia, he held senior management roles at Merck, Novartis and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
Michael D. Kishbauch
Mr. Kishbauch was Achillion's President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2004 through May 2013. Mr. Kishbauch currently serves as Chair of the Strategy and Corporate Development Committee.
Dennis C. Liotta, Ph.D.
Dr. Liotta joined the Board of Directors of Achillion in December 2008. Dr. Liotta has for over thirty years has been a pharmaceutical researcher, consultant and professor of chemistry at Emory University, Atlanta. He serves on the scientific advisory boards of a number of biopharmaceutical companies.
Robert L. Van Nostrand
Mr. Van Nostrand has served as a member of Achillion's Board of Directors since April 2007 and is Chair of the Audit Committee and serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Van Nostrand formerly served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aureon Laboratories, Inc, and as Chief Financial Officer of both AGI Dermatics and OSI Pharmaceuticals, where he also served as Chief Compliance Officer.
Ms. Vitullo joined Achillion's Board of Directors in September 2010 and is currently a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Vitullo is a partner with Domain Associates LLC, a venture capital firm with an exclusive focus on life sciences.