Dr. Garnier Ph.D. is currently Chairman of Idorsia Ltd., and was previously Chief Executive Officer of GlaxoSmithKline plc. In addition, Dr. Garnier is also a member of the Board of Directors of United Technologies Corporation, Chairman of the Board of Alzheon, Inc., and an Operating Partner at Advent International. Dr. Garnier previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Pierre Fabre S.A. from 2008 to 2010 and as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline plc from 2000 to 2008. Dr. Garnier served as Chief Executive Officer of SmithKline Beecham plc in 2000 and as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of SmithKline Beecham plc from 1996 to 2000. In 2009, he was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire. In 2007, he was promoted from Chevalier to Officier de la Légion d’Honneur of France. In 2006, he was named to the global list of top 20 CEOs by the Best Practice Institute. Dr. Garnier was previously Chairman of Cerenis from 2010 to 2011, and a board member of the Stanford Advisory Council on Interdisciplinary Biosciences, Weill Cornell Medical College and the Dubai International Capital Advisory Board. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Newman’s Own Foundation.