Ms. Trokenheim joined our executive leadership team in January 2018. Prior to joining Exicure, Ms. Trokenheim spent 15 years at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Development, where she was responsible for global strategic transactions, such as large-scale M&A, divestitures, and strategic partnering. Before that, she served as Head of Global Business Development Strategy and Operations, where she led the creation and implementation of Takeda¡¯s business development strategy, as well as spearheading cross-functional collaborations to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness globally. Ms. Trokenheim began her career as a consultant at ZS Associates, a global management consulting firm. Ms. Trokenheim received bachelor¡¯s degree and an MSBA degree in Business Analysis from San Francisco State University, and an M.Sc. in Management Science from Queen¡¯s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Ms. Trokenheim was awarded as one of 15 Emerging Pharma Leaders by Pharmaceutical Executive magazine in August 2014.