Board of Directors

Steven Hanley - Chairman

Mr. Hanley has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February, 2015. He is the Co-Founder and current Chief Executive Officer of MediBeacon Inc., a medical device and pharmaceutical company based in St Louis. Mr. Hanley is an experienced global business leader, having spent nearly 18 years with the Covidien family of companies, most recently as President of Covidien plc’s Imaging Solutions Business Unit. He is the Chairman of the Board of Managers for Daya CNS LLC, based in St Louis, Missouri. In addition, Mr. Hanley is currently on the Advisory Board for Kogent Surgical LLC. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration from Marquette University.

Tomer Kariv

Mr. Kariv has been a member of our Board of Directors since June, 2009 and served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since July, 2010. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pontifax. He serves as an active board member of many of the funds’ portfolio companies, assuming a special responsibility for strategic planning. Among other positions, Mr. Kariv serves as a board member at Macrocure and V-Wave. During the 10 years prior to establishing Pontifax, he held senior management positions at top Israeli financial institutions, playing a key role in investing in, nurturing and managing technology driven startups. Tomer holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Mary Jo Gorman, M.D

Dr. Gorman has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May, 2015. She serves as Lead Managing Partner at Prosper Women Entrepreneurs, an early stage venture fund focused on women-led businesses. Dr. Gorman founded Advanced ICU Care, the largest telemedicine ICU services provider in the U.S., serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Gorman served at IPC-The Hospitalist Company, a leading national physician group practice, as Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Regional Medical Director. She served as President of Inpatient Care Group, a hospitalist group which she had founded, and which was subsequently sold to IPC. Dr. Gorman also serves on the board of TripleCare and Janus Choice, both privately funded healthcare companies. Dr. Gorman holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry and Biology (Cum Laude) from St. Louis University, an M.B.A degree from Olin School of Business, Washington University and an M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

XiangQian (XQ) Lin

Mr. Lin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February, 2015. He has served as the Group President and Chief Executive Officer of the Esco Group of Companies, a leading global life sciences tools provider active in laboratory, medical and pharmaceutical equipment based in Singapore. Mr. Lin has also served as the Managing Partner of Esco Ventures, a strategic investment arm of the Esco Group of Companies, focused on early stage investment in life sciences tools and med-tech start-ups, which he founded. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Yuval Yanai

Mr. Yanai has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March, 2015. He has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Given Imaging Ltd., Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Koor Industries Ltd., Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NICE Systems Ltd., and as the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Elscint Ltd. He serves a Director of Mazor Robotics Ltd., Medical Compression Systems (D.B.N) Ltd., Standard & Poor’s Maalot, CompuLab Ltd., Efranat Ltd., and Hadassah Medical Organization. Mr. Yanai also serves as the Chairman of the Israeli Fund for UNICEF. Mr. Yanai holds a B.Sc. degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Clara Ezed

Ms. Ezed has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2017. She has served as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Emas Pharma, a leading global life sciences contract research organization. Prior to that she served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Drug Safety at European Medical Advisory Services, a medical consultancy. Ms. Ezed is a lawyer and pharmacist with nearly 20 years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. She holds a BSc. in Pharmacy from the University of Strathclyde, an MBA degree from Middlesex University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance from the University of Hertfordshire, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Nottingham University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Professional Services from City Law School, London.
Ms. Ezed is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council.