It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company’s business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.
Executive management committee
Manuel O. Méndez Muñiz joined the Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) Board and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2021.
From 2019 to 2021, Mr. Méndez served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), a leading global provider of diagnostic information services. From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Méndez held various roles, including Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Operations, Chief Commercial Officer and member of the Executive Committee, at QIAGEN N.V., a worldwide provider of Sample to Insight solutions for molecular testing. Mr. Méndez has also held a variety of senior leadership roles with Abbott Laboratories, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., OraSure Technologies, Inc. and bioMerieux, Mr. Méndez sits on the Advisory Boards of the Boston University College of Engineering, Forbes Business Council, and Alumni Society. He is also an executive member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA). Mr. Méndez received a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University.
Ali Kiboro joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Chief Financial Officer in November 2021.
Mr. Kiboro brings over 20 years of experience in global finance in healthcare services and manufacturing. Mr. Kiboro joined the Company from Quest Diagnostics where he served as Vice President, Finance supporting the Commercial organization. Over a 12-year career at Quest, Mr. Kiboro assumed finance positions of increasing responsibility supporting Quest’s strategy around hospitals, health plans, global markets, oncology and anatomic pathology, professional lab services and clinical trials. Prior to that, Mr. Kiboro served as a financial analyst with General Motors (GM) in 1997. He moved to GM Treasurer’s Office in roles in the US and Europe covering capital markets, corporate strategy, capital planning, mergers and acquisitions, pension and healthcare funding, and investor relations. Ali holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Finance from Duquesne University.
Christian Albrich joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Chief People Officer in September 2021.
He brings 30 years of HR experience in the healthcare industry, designing effective and business-aligned people strategies, fostering high-performing cultures, and leading organizational development initiatives. Previously, he spent 20 years with Actelion Pharmaceuticals, now a JANSSEN Pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, where he served as the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Human Resources. Joining Actelion at the start-up phase, he transformed the HR function to support the rapid growth of the company. Prior to joining Actelion, Christian was Human Resources Director at Serono Pharmaceuticals in France and Belgium.
Mohammad El Khoury joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer in October 2021.
He brings 30 years of experience in driving commercial strategies for major diagnostic portfolios some of which included, infectious disease, transfusion, digital PCR, and COVID-19 testing solutions. Mr. El Khoury joins the Company from QIAGEN (NYSE:QGEN), where he served as President, Head of Global Sales of Molecular Diagnostics leading a global team of over 600 people. He led the expansion strategies across different geographies. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Commercial Performance at bioMérieux, leading a cross-functional international team. While there, he secured top-line profitability worldwide by driving regional go-to-market strategies and execution plans. Mr. El Khoury also brings international experience in leadership roles at Roche Diagnostics and GE Healthcare.
Dr. Christine Ginocchio joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Chief Scientific & Medical Officer in October 2021.
She brings 40 years of experience clinical diagnostics, laboratory management, and medical education. Dr. Ginocchio joins the Company from bioMérieux/BioFire where she held the role of Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs. In this capacity she directed the BioFire post-market study program, BioFire medical education and training, and provided key medical insight for new product development. Prior to joining bioMérieux/BioFire, Dr. Ginocchio directed over 150 laboratory professionals in a core facility that provided state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and research opportunities for 11 hospitals, including 3 academic centers. She was responsible for all areas of infectious disease diagnostics, including microbiology, virology, molecular diagnostics, immunology/serology, hepatitis and HIV testing services. With over 115 peer reviewed publications, Dr. Ginocchio has been a speaker at more than 250 national and international conferences and is considered an international expert in molecular diagnostics and clinical virology. She attained the rank of Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health, NY. Dr. Ginocchio remains active in numerous professional societies, and she is a voting member of the President’s Advisory Council for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB).
Dr. Michael Hausmann joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) in August 2021 to serve as the company’s Chief Technology Officer and to lead our research, product development and program management office.
Passionate about creating value through internal and external innovation and customer-centric design and development, Michael brings about 25 years of in vitro diagnostics industry experience to the Company. Prior to joining Quotient, he led Abbott Diagnostics' R&D center in Germany, global R&D for BioMérieux's immunoassay business and, most recently, global R&D for Thermo Fisher Scientific's BRAHMS biomarker business unit and Clinical Diagnostics Division. At these firms, he oversaw portfolio and program management offices, biomarker research and technology innovation as well as assay and system development programs and enabled teams to deliver numerous new product introductions to the Point-of-Care, clinical laboratory and blood transfusion markets and to accelerate growth of industry leading solutions such as Architect, Prism, Vidas and BRAHMS Procalcitonin. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology and a MSc degree in Chemistry from Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany and is an alumnus from the General Management Program of CEDEP, Fontainebleau, France.
Esteban Uriarte joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT ) as the company’s Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer in February 2022.
He brings over 30 years of experience in leading high-growth teams in manufacturing and production operations management in the medical devices and pharmaceutical industries. He joins the Company from Ferring Pharmaceuticals where he served as Senior Manufacturing Director responsible for the headquarters site based in Switzerland and the LatAm region. Prior to joining Ferring Pharmaceuticals, he was the Manufacturing Director, Instruments (DACH) at Depuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson Company. While there he led 800 employees at five factories and was responsible for defining the global manufacturing strategic initiatives in support of footprint optimization and competitiveness improvement. He has held numerous leadership positions at companies such as Vifor Pharma, S.A., Novartis, and Medtronic. Esteban holds an MBA in Finance from Inter-American University Metropolitan Campus Puerto Rico, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Steven Zuiderwijk joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer in July 2022.
Steven has over 15 years of industry experience in strategy and business development as well as deal and partnership execution. Prior to joining Quotient, Steven served as vice president at Philips, leading global strategy and business development and execution in the Precision Diagnosis businesses. Prior to that, Steven led teams across Europe and the Middle East at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to develop corporate and commercial strategies for leading financial institutions and executed several post-merger integrations and turnarounds. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delft, The Netherlands, and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, Singapore.
Hyatt Antognini joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Head of Corporate Communications in January 2019.
Ms. Antognini has over 8 years of experience in global and strategic communications. Previously, she worked for international organizations including the International Labour Organization; and EASL where she served as the EU public affairs focal point and managed the media house for an EU funded project for the launch of a novel liver dialysis medical device. While there, she managed a range of internal and external stakeholders and delivered strategic communications across multiple platforms. Hyatt holds a B.S. in Political Science and a Masters in Global Communications from the American University of Paris.
Michael Campbell joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Head of Regulatory Affairs & Quality in February 2019.
He has over 25 years of experience in quality and regulatory roles in medical device and in vitro diagnostics manufacturing. Prior to joining Quotient, Mr. Campbell worked at Occlutech Group, Maquet Cardiopulmonary, Beckman Coulter and Olympus in various leadership positions, providing leadership during development projects and external evaluations, regulatory agency interactions and authorizations and market entry/commercialization activities for products including blood grouping analyzers and reagents. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Chemistry from Berry College, Georgia.
Viviane Montarnal joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance in April 2020.
Viviane has over 25 years of experience as in-house counsel in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors. Previously, she served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Haemonetics, which provides blood and plasma collection devices and services. Ms. Montarnal also held senior in-house legal positions at Integra LifeSciences and IPSEN, companies active in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Viviane holds a Master in Pharmaceutical Law from Orsay University (France), a Master in International Commercial Law from Nanterre University (France), a degree in Private Law (specialized in International Commercial Law) from University Jean-Monnet Paris XI, and is a graduate from the ISIT Paris interpretation and translation institute in English and Spanish.
Board of directors
Heino von Prondzynski, Chairman of the board of directors, served as chief executive officer of Roche Diagnostics and as a member of the executive committee of F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., a Swiss based healthcare company that develops diagnostics and therapeutic products, from early 2000 to 2006, retiring from Roche at the end of 2006. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. von Prondzynski held several executive positions, including president of the vaccine business, at Chiron Corporation, a multinational biotechnology firm that developed biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and blood-testing products and was a member of the supervisory board at Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, . Earlier in his career, Mr. von Prondzynski held sales and marketing and general management positions at Bayer AG, a German based maker of healthcare products, specialty materials and agricultural products. Mr. von Prondzynski also serves on the boards of Hospira, Inc., QIAGEN NV, and Epigenomics AG. Within the past five years, Mr. von Prondzynski also has served as a director of Nobel Biocare Holding AG, Switzerland (from 2010 to 2011). Mr. von Prondzynski studied maths, geography and history at Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster, Germany.
Manuel O. Méndez Muñiz is Chief Executive Officer of Quotient and has been a member of the board of directors since April 2021. From 2019 to 2021, Mr. Méndez served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), a leading global provider of diagnostic information services. From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Méndez held various roles, including Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Operations, Chief Commercial Officer and member of the Executive Committee, at QIAGEN N.V., a worldwide provider of Sample to Insight solutions for molecular testing. Mr. Méndez has also held a variety of senior leadership roles with Abbott Laboratories, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., OraSure Technologies, Inc. and bioMerieux, Mr. Méndez sits on the Advisory Boards of the Boston University College of Engineering, Forbes Business Council, and Alumni Society. He is also an executive member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA). Mr. Méndez received a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University.
Mr. Thomas Aebischer, was appointed as a Director effective May 1, 2022. Mr. Aebischer has been the chief financial officer of RWDC Ltd., a biotechnology company concentrated on innovative and cost-effective environmentally friendly biopolymer material solutions, since March, 2021. From January, 2016 to December, 2019, Mr. Aebischer served as Executive VP and CFO of LyondellBasell Industries, a company active in plastics, chemicals and refinement. Mr. Aebischer also served as chief financial officer for the Holcim Group from 2011 to 2015. Before becoming chief financial officer, he worked in various positions for Holcim including as the chief financial officer for group companies from 1996 to 2010. Earlier in his career, Mr. Aebischer held positions as tax assessor and financial auditor. Mr. Aebischer has served as a director and member of the audit committee of Dormakaba (Switzerland) since October, 2021. Mr. Aebischer is a Swiss Certified Accountant and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Mrs. Sophie Bechu, was appointed as a Director effective September 1, 2022. Since September 2016, Sophie Bechu has been the Chief Operating Officer of Royal Philips, a medical technology company operating through diagnosis, treatment, connected care and personal health segments. Earlier in her career, Mrs. Bechu held various positions at IBM across various international geographies, from December 1983 to August 2016, moving from Plant Strategy and Plant Controller in her early years to Vice President, Strategic Outsourcing, North America Delivery GTC in June 2015. Mrs. Bechu graduated in Engineering, Electronics, Automation from the École Supérieure d’Électricité, in Paris (France). The Board believes that Mrs Bechu is qualified to serve as a Director based upon her extensive experience in industry operations doubled with depth and knowledge of the medical technology sector.
Dr. Isabelle Buckle is a Director, appointed in September 2020. Dr. Isabelle Buckle serves as Executive Vice-President of Technology Transfer and Industrial Partnership at Institut Pasteur, a private non-profit foundation with global outreach, dedicated to research, teaching and public health initiatives in the field of emerging viruses, infections, epidemics and diseases. Dr. Isabelle Buckle has over 25 years of scientific commercial and business experience in the biotechnology sector including previously serving as Global Vice President of Clinical Mass Spectrometry at Bruker Daltonics, CEO and Chairman at InGen Biosciences (an in vitro diagnostics group headquartered in France), Global Head European Pharma’s Accounts at Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific), and Regional Director Head of Business Development at Ciphergen Biosystems Inc. Dr. Buckle holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University Paris VII, Institut Pasteur.
Frederick Hallsworth is a Director, appointed in February 2011. Mr. Hallsworth spent 25 years with Arthur Andersen, becoming a partner in 1989. At Andersen, Mr. Hallsworth held a number of senior management positions, including Head of Corporate Finance, Head of Audit and Managing Partner of Andersen Cambridge, and Managing Partner and Head of Audit of Andersen Scotland. He joined Deloitte Scotland in 2002, where he served as Senior Client Service Partner, and Head of TMC Practice until 2005. He is also currently a director of memsstar (2006), CMA Scotland (2007), and Metaforic (2009). Former directorships include: Scottish Enterprise (2004-2010), Microvisk (2006-2012), Forth Dimension Displays (2007-2011), Elonics (2006-2010), Golden Charter (2009-2011), Infinite Data Storage plc (2005-2007), 3Way Networks (2005-2007), Innovata plc (2005-2007), and AT Communications plc (2008-2009). Mr. Hallsworth has been a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since 1978. Mr. Hallsworth received a Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University 1974.
Dr. Catherine Larue is a Director, appointed in September 2020. Dr. Catherine Larue serves as Director of External Affairs at the Integrated Biobank of Luxemburg (IBBL), which is organized within the Luxemburg Institute of Health (LIH) and dedicated to supporting biomedical research, providing biospecimen and biobanking services and infrastructure for applied medical research. Dr. Catherine Larue began her career at Sanofi in the cardiovascular R&D department before joining Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she was responsible for assay development on the Access instrument in the immunodiagnostic area. Dr. Larue also served as a Director of business unit at Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., and Executive Vice President of Biomarkers at GENFIT, before serving as CEO of IBBL. Dr. Larue has authored 87 publications (h index 19) and filed 13 patents, while also creating and chairing the “Biomarkers Group” in the Competitiveness Bio-cluster (Medicen, Paris). She sits on the boards of Fondation ARC, an organization of public utility focused on cancer research, Genfit a biopharmaceutical company, and Information Technology for Translational Medicine (ITTM S.A.), a clinical data processing company. Dr. Larue holds a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Rouen and a Master's in Business Administration from St. John’s University and ISM Paris.
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