Garheng Kong, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Kong served on Cempra’s board of directors since September 2006 and as chairman of Cempra’s board of directors since November 2008. Dr. Kong has been the managing partner of Sofinnova Healthquest, a healthcare investment firm, since July 2013. He was a general partner at Sofinnova Ventures, a venture firm focused on life sciences, from September 2010 to December 2013. From 2000 to September 2010, he was at Intersouth Partners, a venture capital firm, most recently as a general partner, where he was a founding investor or board member for various life sciences ventures, several of which were acquired by large pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Kong has also served on the board of directors of Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX), a regenerative medicine company, since July 2012, Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM), a biopharmaceutical company, since October 2012, has served on the board of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE: LH), a healthcare company, since December 2013, and has served on the board of StrongBridge BioPharma plc (NASDAQ: SBBP) since September 2015. Dr. Kong holds a B.S. from Stanford University. He holds an M.D., Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Duke University. Among other experience, qualifications, attributes and skills, Dr. Kong’s knowledge and experience in the venture capital industry and his medical training led to the conclusion of Cempra’s board of directors that he should serve as a director of Cempra in light of Cempra’s business and structure.