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F. Michael Ball, Chairman

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A seasoned healthcare executive with nearly four decades of experience with global healthcare companies, including nearly a decade as the CEO of medical device and pharmaceutical companies, F. Michael Ball brings extensive executive leadership experience as well as in-depth industry and Alcon-specific knowledge to the Board. He previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Alcon Division and served as a member of the Novartis Executive Committee from February 1, 2016 until June 30, 2018. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Hospira, Inc. from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Ball held a number of senior leadership positions at Allergan, Inc., including President from 2006 to 2011. Before joining Allergan, Inc. in 1995, he held roles of increasing responsibility in marketing and sales at Syntex Corporation and Eli Lilly & Co. Mr. Ball served on the board of directors of several organizations, including Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc., Hospira, Inc., IntraLase Corp., AdvaMed and sTec, Inc. He began his career in the healthcare industry in 1981. Mr. Ball has been a member of the board of directors of the Ophthalmology Foundation since 2021.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University in Canada.

Key Competencies: Global Business Operations, Healthcare Industry and Marketing

Lynn D. Bleil

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An experienced healthcare industry consultant with nearly three decades of experience as a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company combined with her valuable experience as a director of publicly-held healthcare and life sciences companies, Lynn D. Bleil brings to the Board extensive US and Swiss experience, strategy and leadership. Ms. Bleil has been a member of the boards of directors of Stericycle, Inc. since 2015 (where she chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee), Sonova Holding AG since 2016 and Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. since 2018. She is a former member of the board of directors of DST Systems Inc. and Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (until their sale to SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., respectively). From 1985 through 2013, Ms. Bleil was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company.

Ms. Bleil holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, both in the United States.

Key Competencies: Financial, Healthcare Industry and Regulatory/Public Policy

Arthur Cummings, M.D.

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As a native of South Africa with a large ophthalmology practice in Ireland whose opinion is frequently sought by innovators in ophthalmology, Arthur Cummings, M.D. brings to the Board an international perspective of a physician entrepreneur and practical first-hand knowledge of the innovation that ophthalmologists seek. Dr. Cummings has been Consultant Ophthalmologist at Beacon Hospital, since 2007, and Owner and Medical Director at Wellington Eye Clinic, since 1998, both in Dublin, Ireland. Also, he has been Owner of Arthur Cummings Eye Clinic Ltd. since 2014.

Dr. Cummings holds a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and Surgery (MB. ChB.) and a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology (M. Med) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Dr. Cummings is a Fellow of the College of Surgeons in South Africa (FCS SA) in Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd) in Ophthalmology.

Key Competencies: Healthcare Industry, Marketing and Technology

David J. Endicott

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A lifelong healthcare executive with leadership experience at global pharmaceutical and medical device companies, David J. Endicott is the Chief Executive Officer of Alcon and brings to the Board an in-depth knowledge of Alcon as well as the healthcare industry. He joined the Alcon Division, when still operating under the Novartis group, in July 2016 as President, Commercial and Innovation, and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Alcon Division in 2016, Mr. Endicott was President of Hospira Infusion Systems, a Pfizer company. Before joining Hospira, Mr. Endicott served as an officer and executive committee member of Allergan, Inc. where he spent more than 25 years of his career in leadership roles across Europe, Asia and Latin America, as well as the U.S. Mr. Endicott served on the board of directors of Zeltiq, Inc. and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. He currently serves on the board of AdvaMed.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Whitman College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, both in the United States.

Key Competencies: Global Business Operations, Healthcare Industry and Marketing.

Thomas Glanzmann

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Thomas Glanzmann, a venture capital investor with Medtech Ventures Partners where he evaluates and invests in medical device companies, brings those strategic insights and financial and risk management experience to the Board, as well as his decades long experience in the healthcare industry. Thomas Glanzmann is the Founder and has been a Partner at Medtech Ventures Partners since 2017. He has been a member of the board of directors of Grifols S.A. since 2006, including serving as Vice Chairman since 2017 and the President of its Sustainability Committee. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gambro AB from 2006 to 2011 and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of HemoCue AB from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Glanzmann was Senior Advisor to the Executive Chairman and Acting Managing Director of the World Economic Forum from 2004 to 2005. From 1988 to 2004, Mr. Glanzmann worked in various positions at Baxter International Inc., including President of Baxter Bioscience, Chief Executive Officer of Immuno International Co., Ltd. and President of Europe Biotech Group. In 2004, he was a Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer of Baxter AG.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Dartmouth College in the United States, a Master of Business Administration from the IMD Business School in Switzerland and a Board of Directors Certification from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in the United States.

Key Competencies: Global Business Management, Healthcare Industry and Technology

D. Keith Grossman

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D. Keith Grossman, with more than 30 years of experience with medical devices and supplies, including Chief Executive Officer of publicly held healthcare companies, brings to the Board his executive and board leadership experience as well as operational and strategic planning expertise in the healthcare industry. He has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nevro, Inc. since March 2019. He has also been Chairman of the board of directors of Outset Medical, Inc. since 2014. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Thoratec Corporation from 1996 to 2006 and from 2014 to 2015 and was a member of the board of directors from 1996 to 2015. Mr. Grossman was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at Conceptus, Inc. from 2011 to 2013. He was Managing Director and Senior Advisor at TPG Capital, L.P. from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Grossman also served as a member of the board of directors of ViewRay, Inc. from 2018 to 2021, Zeltiq, Inc., as Lead Director, from 2013 to 2017, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. from 2004 to 2010 and Kyphon Inc. in 2007 and served on a number of private boards of directors.

Mr. Grossman holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from The Ohio State University and Master of Business Administration in Finance from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University, both in the United States.

Key Competencies: Healthcare Industry, International Supply Chain and Technology

Scott Maw

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An experienced financial executive with over two decades of experience at global companies, including Chief Financial Officer of Starbucks Corporation, Scott Maw contributes to the Board his extensive understanding of complex financial analysis and reporting and internal controls over financial reporting of a global company. He has been a member of the board of directors of Avista Corporation since 2016, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. since 2019, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee, and Root, Inc. since 2020. Mr. Maw is also member of the board of trustees of Gonzaga University. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Starbucks Corporation from 2014 until the end of 2018, Senior Vice President in Corporate Finance from 2012 to 2013 and Senior Vice President and Global Controller from 2011 to 2012. From 2010 to 2011, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SeaBright Holdings, Inc. From 2008 to 2010, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Consumer Bank at JP Morgan Chase and Company. Prior to this, Mr. Maw held leadership positions in finance at Washington Mutual, Inc. from 2003 to 2008 and GE Capital from 1994 to 2003.

Mr. Maw holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Gonzaga University in the United States.

Key Competencies: Financial, Global Business Operations and Consumer Industry

Karen May

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Karen May, who possesses a unique combination of having been both a financial executive and a human resource executive of global companies, brings to the Board extensive operational, financial and human capital strategy experience. Ms. May has been a member of the board of directors of Ace Hardware Corporation, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee, since 2017. Previously, Ms. May was on the board of directors of MB Financial, Inc., where she served as Chair of the Compensation Committee until 2019. From 2012 to 2018, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Mondelez International, Inc. (name changed from Kraft Foods, Inc. after the spin-off of select Kraft North American businesses in 2012). From 2005 to 2012, Ms. May was the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Kraft Foods, Inc. Between 1990 and 2005, she held various positions in Human Resources and Finance at Baxter International Inc., including Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Vice President, International Finance, and Vice President, Division Controller. Prior to Baxter International Inc., Ms. May was a Certified Public Accountant in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse.

Ms. May holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois in the United States.

Key Competencies: Financial, Consumer Industry and Human Capital Management

Ines Pöschel

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Ines Pöschel brings to the Board not only her deep experience as a Swiss lawyer, particularly in corporate governance, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions, but her extensive leadership roles in public policy with her appointments on government and public commissions. Ms. Pöschel has been a Partner at Kellerhals Carrard Zurich KIG since 2007. She has been a member of the board of directors of Implenia AG since 2016 and Graubündner Kantonalbank since 2018 and serves on the board of directors of several non-listed Swiss companies. Ms. Pöschel is also a member of the Swiss Federal expert commission for commercial register. From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Pöschel was a Senior Associate at Bär & Karrer AG. She was a Senior Manager at Andersen Legal LLC from 1999 to 2002.

Ms. Pöschel has a Master in Law from the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and passed the Swiss Bar Exam in 1996.

Key Competencies: Government Relations, Legal/Governance and Regulatory/Public Policy

Dieter Spälti

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As an executive of Spectrum Value Management Ltd., the family office of an iconic industrial Swiss family, Dr. Spälti has overseen all of its investments for nearly two decades, which allows Dr. Spälti to bring to the Board significant financial and operational experience in addition to his previous consulting experience with numerous industrial, financial and technology firms in Europe, the US and Southeast Asia. Dr. Spälti has been Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at Spectrum Value Management Ltd., Switzerland since 2006 and Managing Partner from 2002 to 2006. He has been a member of the board of directors at LafargeHolcim Ltd. since 2003. Dr. Spälti served, or continues to serve, on the board of directors of various non-listed Swiss and international companies, including several that are controlled by the same beneficial owner. Dr. Spälti was a Partner at McKinsey & Company from 1993 to 2001.

He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Key Competencies: Financial, Legal/Governance and Technology