Connie L. Matsui

Chair of the Board

Ms. Matsui brings 30 years of pharmaceutical and biotech industry expertise to the Board of Directors. She retired from Biogen Idec Inc., a biotechnology company, 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. Among the many major roles she played after joining IDEC Pharmaceuticals in November 1992 was Senior Vice President, overseeing investor relations, corporate communications, human resources, project management, and strategic planning. Prior to entering the biotechnology industry, Ms. Matsui worked for Wells Fargo Bank in general management, marketing, and human resources.  She received her BA and MBA from Stanford University. 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. She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors.