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Dr. Arnon Rosenthal 
CEO & Co-Founder

Arnon co-founded Alector in 2013 and has served as a member of our board of directors, as Chief Executive Officer, and as our President since 2013. Arnon co-founded Annexon Biosciences, Inc. and served as its acting Chief Executive Officer from August 2011 to December 2014 and served as a member of the board of directors, including as Chairman from August 2011 to February 2017. Arnon co-founded Rinat Neuroscience Corporation (acquired by Pfizer Inc. in August 2006), and served as President, Chief Scientific Officer and as a member of the board of directors from August 2001 to August 2006. From January 1985 to August 2001, Arnon served in various roles at Genentech, Inc., where he ultimately served as Staff Scientist and was appointed as a permanent member of Genentech’s Research Review Committee, where his team discovered the target for the cancer drug Erivedge. Arnon conducted his post-doctoral fellowship at Genentech, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dr. Shehnaaz Suliman 
President & COO

Dr. Suliman brings over 20 years of business development, drug development, strategic and operational expertise, and executive leadership skills to Alector. She joins Alector from Theravance Biopharma, where she served as senior vice president, corporate development and strategy, a position she held from July 2017 to March 2019. Prior to Theravance, Dr. Suliman worked for Genentech as a group leader and project team leader in the R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Group from September 2010 to May 2015 where she led and oversaw a number of neuroscience development programs. She was also vice president and global therapeutic head, Roche Partnering from June 2015 to July 2017. Dr. Suliman held various management roles of increasing responsibility at Gilead Sciences between January 2005 and September 2010. Before Gilead, Dr. Suliman was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Petkevich & Partners, advising public and private companies on buy- and sell-side transactions. She is a member of the board of directors of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, a biopharmaceutical company and 10X Genomics, a life science technology company. Dr. Suliman received her M.D. from the University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa, and holds an M.B.A., with distinction, and M.Phil. in development studies from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Dr. Robert Paul 

Robert has served as our Chief Medical Officer since October 2016. Robert joined Alector from Genentech, Inc., where he held various roles of increasing responsibility between 2009 and 2016, including as Assistant Group Medical Director and TA Head Neuroscience Early Clinical Development in gRED from October 2015 to October 2016, as Senior Medical Director from October 2013 to September 2015, as Medical Director from September 2011 to October 2013, and as Associate Medical Director from January 2009 to September 2011. From May 2002 to December 2008, Robert served as a Neurologist at the University of Munich. Robert is a board certified neurologist in Germany. He holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München.

Dr. Henrik Zetterberg
Professor, Neurochemistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden & University College London, UK

Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Dr. Jonathan Rohrer
MRC Clinician Scientist, University College London

Honorary Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London
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