Connie L. Matsui

Chair of the Board

Ms. Matsui brings more than 17 years of general management experience in the biotechnology industry. She retired from Biogen Idec Inc. in January 2009 as the Executive Vice President, Knowledge and Innovation Networks. She served as an Executive Committee member at both Biogen Idec and IDEC Pharmaceuticals, a predecessor of Biogen Idec. She joined IDEC in 1992 and held the positions of Senior Vice President, overseeing investor relations, corporate communications, human resources, project management and strategic planning; Collaboration Chair for the late stage development and commercialization of rituximab (tradenames: Rituxan®, MabThera®) in partnership with Roche and Genentech; and Project Leader for Zevalin®, the first radioimmunotherapy approved by the FDA. Prior to entering the biotechnology industry, Ms. Matsui worked for Wells Fargo Bank in general management, marketing and human resources. Ms. Matsui serves on the board of directors of Artelo Biosciences, Inc. and Sutro Biopharma, Inc. Ms. Matsui has been active on a number of not-for-profit boards and served as National President/Board Chair of the Girl Scouts of the USA from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Matsui earned B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors.