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Frank Holler, MBA
Director

Mr. Holler has served as a member of our Board since March 1999. Mr. Holler previously served as Xenon’s President and CEO from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Holler has served as director and chairman of Sernova Corporation, a publicly-traded biotechnology company, since 2014. Mr. Holler previously served as chairman and CEO at BC Advantage Funds (VCC) Ltd., a venture capital firm and publicly-traded company that invested in emerging life science, clean tech and information technology companies, from 2004 to 2016. Mr. Holler also previously served on the board of directors of publicly-traded companies including Protox Therapeutics (now Sophiris Bio) from 2005 to 2012, Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2010 to 2014 and Allon Therapeutics from 2005 to 2013. He also served as chair of the Audit Committee and chair of the Investment Committee for Genome BC, a large publicly funded research organization, from 2005 to 2011. In addition, Mr. Holler served as President and CEO of ID Biomedical Corporation from 1991 to 1998, and was a founding director of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Holler was an Investment Banker with Wood Gundy Inc. (now CIBC World Markets) from 1984 to 1988 and Merrill Lynch Canada from 1988 to 1989. Mr. Holler holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia.