Joseph S. Zakrzewski

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Joseph S. Zakrzewski
Independent Investor

Mr. Zakrzewski has over 25 years of experience as an executive in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical
industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of publicly held companies Acceleron
Pharmaceuticals, Amarin Pharmaceuticals, Onxeo S.A., and Sangamo Therapeutics. Mr Zakrzewski also
serves on the board of a number of privately held companies, is the founder of a number of
biotechnology companies, and is involved in a number of philanthropic activities. He was Chairman and
CEO of Amarin Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded company focused on the development and
commercialization of cardiovascular drugs based on Omega 3‘s from 2010 to 2013, successfully
developing and launching Vascepa®. Mr. Zakrzewski served as a Venture Partner with Orbimed, in 2010
and 2011. Prior to this, he was Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Xcellerex, a privately
held company focusing on commercializing its proprietary next generation manufacturing technology for
biotherapeutics and vaccines from 2007 to 2010. Xcellerex was sold to GE Healthcare. Mr. Zakrzewski
also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical
company focused on cardiovascular drugs from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Zakrzewski had responsibility for the
company’s pharmaceutical operations including, R&D, business development, supply
chain/manufacturing, quality, IT, and compliance. Reliant Pharmaceuticals was sold to GlaxoSmithKline
in 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Zakrzewski served in a variety of executive level capacities at Eli Lilly &
Company for 17 years including R&D, manufacturing, finance and business development. His most
recent position, Senior Vice President, had global responsibility for all business and corporate
development. Mr. Zakrzewski, an inventor on multiple US patents, received a BS in Chemical
Engineering from Drexel University in 1986, an MS in Biochemical Engineering from Drexel University
in 1988, and an MBA in Finance in 1992 from Indiana University.