Board of Directors

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G. Kelly Martin
Chairman

G. Kelly Martin served as CEO of Elan, Ireland’s largest indigenous biotech company, from February 2003 until its successful sale to Perrigo Company in December 2013. Before joining Elan, Mr. Martin spent more than 20 years at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., where he held a broad array of operating and executive responsibilities. Mr. Martin also serves as a non-executive director on a number of public and private company boards. Mr. Martin is a co-founder, director, and shareholder of Brandon Point Industries, and a director of Malin Corporation plc.

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Menghis Bairu, MD

Dr. Bairu is the former Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Head of Global Development of Elan Corporation. He also served as Elan’s General Manager, was the head of Elan International, and has broad international experience in the United States, Europe, Latin America, South East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to that, he worked for several leading biopharmaceutical companies including Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, and served on the board of OneWorld Health, a not-for-profit pharmaceutical company funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Bairu is also an author and lectures widely on global health and biopharmaceutical issues, particularly in emerging markets.

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Tom O’Brien

Tom O’Brien has over 17 years of legal and corporate experience. Before joining Malin Plc, Tom was Commercial Manager and General Counsel for Providence Resources Plc an Irish and UK listed oil and gas exploration company.  In that role, he provided commercial and in house legal advice to Providence including handling all commercial and contract negotiations for the company during its various drilling campaigns and debt and equity fund raisings. Before Providence, Tom worked for over 10 years in the projects, energy and construction department of A&L Goodbody. In that time he advised on most of the largest and most complex projects in those sectors in Ireland.  Tom is a law graduate of University College Cork and also holds a Masters Degree in Law from University College London as well as a Diploma in Construction Law from Trinity College Dublin. He is a qualified solicitor and a member of the Institute of Directors and the Law Society of Ireland.