Board of Directors

Gary S. Jacob, Ph.D.

Independent Director

Gary Jacob has been a Director since February 2009. He has been Chairman of Hepion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since 2013. From 2008 to 2017, Dr. Jacob served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and as Chairman from 2013 to 2018. Dr. Jacob served as Chief Executive Officer of Callisto Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2003 to 2013 and as Director from 2004 until its merger with Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2013. The Board believes Dr. Jacob’s broad management expertise in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry provides relevant experience in a number of strategic and operational areas that qualifies him to serve as a director of our company.