John F. Thero joined our Board of Directors in November 2015. Mr. Thero has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Amarin since 2014 after previously serving as President since November 2010 and initially as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Thero also serves as a director of Amarin. Prior to Amarin, Mr. Thero was at ViaCell, Inc., where as Chief Financial Officer he helped guide the company to its successful sale to PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI), and Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), where he held multiple positions, including Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Thero began his professional career at Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Thero received a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from The College of the Holy Cross. We believe Mr. Thero’s financial background and over 15 years’ experience advising life science companies qualify him to serve on our Board of Directors.