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Emiko Higashi

Emiko Higashi

Ms. Higashi has served as a director since May 2017. Ms. Higashi currently serves as the chair of our Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee and member of our Corporate Development Committee. Ms. Higashi is a founder of Tohmon Capital Partners, LLC (formerly Tomon Partners, LLC), a strategy and M&A advisory firm based in San Francisco and primarily serving companies in technology and healthcare-related fields since 2003. Ms. Higashi also serves on the boards of One Equity Partners Open Water I Corp (OEPW.U), where she also serves on the Audit Committee, as Chair of the Compensation Committee and Nomination Committee; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. (TSE/NYSE), where she also serves on the Compensation Committee and Audit Supervisory Committee; and KLA Inc. (Nasdaq), where she also serves on the Compensation Committee. Prior to Tohmon Capital Partners, she was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gilo Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital firm, from 2000 to 2002. Before that, Ms. Higashi spent 15 years in investment banking. After beginning her investment banking career at Lehman Brothers from 1985 to 1988, Ms. Higashi was a founding member of Wasserstein Perella & Co. and the head of that firm’s technology M&A business from 1988 to 1994, and subsequently served as a managing director in charge of Merrill Lynch’s global technology M&A practice from 1994 until 2000. Prior to her investment banking career, Ms. Higashi spent two years as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in Tokyo, Japan. She has also served on a number of other public and private boards. Ms. Higashi holds a B.A. from International Christian University in Tokyo, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.