Mr. El-Hibri has served as the executive chairman of our board of directors since April 2012. From June 2004 to March 2012, Mr. El-Hibri served as chief executive officer and as chairman of our board of directors. Mr. El-Hibri previously served as president from March 2006 to April 2007. Mr. El-Hibri served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of BioPort Corporation from May 1998 until June 2004, when, as a result of our corporate reorganization, BioPort became a wholly owned subsidiary of Emergent BioSolutions and was subsequently renamed as Emergent BioDefense Operations Lansing Inc. Mr. El-Hibri is chairman of East West Resources Corporation, a venture capital and business consulting firm, a position he has held since June 1990. He served as president of East West Resources from September 1990 to January 2004. Mr. El-Hibri is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a member of the advisory board of the Yale Healthcare Conference, a member of the board of directors of the International Biomedical Research Alliance, an academic joint venture among the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, Oxford University and Cambridge University. He also serves as chairman of the El-Hibri Foundation. Mr. El-Hibri has also served as a member of the board of trustees of American University from 2004 to 2010. Mr. El-Hibri received a master’s degree in public and private management from Yale University and a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.