Non-Executive Director, Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Ms. Yanni has served as a board observer and has been nominated to be a member of the Board of Supervisory Directors. Ms. Yanni was Vice President and Chief Licensing Officer at Merck & Co. (MRK), a pharmaceutical company, from November 2001 until her retirement in March 2014. Prior to this, Ms. Yanni served in various roles at Merck including in corporate development, financial evaluation, and tax. Ms. Yanni currently serves on the board of directors of two public biotech companies: Trevena, Inc. and Vaccinex, Inc. Ms. Yanni earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an A.B. from Wellesley College. She also holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University. Before joining Merck in 1985 Barbara was a tax lawyer in New York City.