Board of Directors

Kate Beebe DeVarney, Ph.D.

Kate Beebe DeVarney, Ph.D.

President and Chief Operating Officer

Dr. DeVarney has served as a Director of Titan’s Board of Directors since 2019 and in October 2020, she became Titan’s President and Chief Operating Officer.  She previously served as Chief Scientific Officer and has been with the Company since 2007.  Before joining Titan, Dr. DeVarney was a Senior Director with Corcept Therapeutics in Menlo Park, CA. Prior to joining Corcept, Dr. DeVarney was the Senior Medical Director for Neurosciences within World Wide Human Health at Merck. Dr. DeVarney also worked at SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoSmithKline, where she held positions of increasing responsibility, primarily within the Neurosciences research and development and medical affairs organizations. Throughout her academic and industry careers, Dr. DeVarney's research has focused primarily on addiction, neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease, mood and anxiety disorders, metabolic disorders and obesity. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as The American Journal of Psychiatry, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Addiction. She has also presented extensively at the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the International Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. DeVarney holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Dato’ Seow Gim Shen

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dato’ Seow Gim Shen obtained his Bachelor of Multimedia from Swinburne University of Technology in 2005. Dato’ Seow is an expert in IT development industry with more than 15 years of experience. Dato’ Seow also serves as the chairman at Prima Niaga Group Sdn Bhd, Zchwantech Sdn Bhd and Blackwolf Technology Sdn Bhd where he oversees the business management and development of IT and software services as well as distribution of retail electronics. In addition, Dato’ Seow also serves as director of C Tech Solutions Sdn Bhd, Collaborate Technology Limited and Black Chamber Management Sdn Bhd where he leads and manages the business development and operations, domestic and overseas professional outsourcing services as well as start-up incubation developments. Dato’ Seow is also an executive director of C Tech Multimedia Sdn Bhd, leading the business management and development of digital agency products and services in the APAC region. Dato’ Seow is a business advisor of Carzo Holdings Bhd and advisor to the management team of Dinwai Asia Equity Sdn Bhd.

Avraham Ben-Tzvi

Mr. Ben-Tzvi is the Founder of ABZ Law Office, a boutique Israeli law firm specializing in outsourced general counsel services for publicly traded as well as private companies and corporations, Investments & Securities Laws, Commercial Law & Contracts and various civil law matters, which he established in January 2017. Mr. Ben-Tzvi served as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Purple Biotech Ltd. (formerly Kitov Pharma Ltd.), a clinical-stage company advancing first-in-class therapies to overcome tumor immune evasion and drug resistance, from November 2015 until April 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Ben-Tzvi served as General Counsel and secretary at Medigus Ltd., a minimally invasive endosurgical tools medical device and miniaturized imaging equipment company, from April 2014 until November 2015. Mr. Ben-Tzvi is a member of the Israel Bar Association, and is also licensed as a Notary by the Israeli Ministry of Justice. Prior to that he served as an attorney at one of Israel’s leading international law firms where, amongst other corporate and commercial work, he advised companies and underwriters on various offerings by Israeli companies listing in US and on various SEC related filings. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Ben-Tzvi worked in a number of business development, corporate finance and banking roles at companies in the financial services, lithium battery manufacturing and software development industries. Mr. Ben-Tzvi holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Economics from Yeshiva University in New York and an LLB, magna cum laude with Honors, in from Sha'arei Mishpat College of Law in Hod HaSharon, Israel.

Eric Greenberg

Mr. Greenberg has over 40 years of capital markets experience. As a trader and portfolio manager at hedge funds, his areas of expertise included the development of trading strategies, portfolio management and deal structuring. Mr. Greenberg was Co-Founder of Blink Charging Co., a leader in the EV charging infrastructure industry. In addition, Mr. Greenberg provides investor relation and digital marketing services for companies across a variety of industries, such as life sciences, fintech, internet platforms and others. Mr. Greenberg holds a B.B.A in Finance from Baruch College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business.

David Natan

Mr. Natan currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Natan & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm offering chief financial officer services to public and private companies in a variety of industries, since 2007. In addition, Mr. Natan currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Airborne Motorworks, Inc., a privately-held aerospace transportation company, since April 2020. From February 2010 to May 2020, Mr. Natan served as Chief Executive Officer of ForceField Energy, Inc., a company focused on the solar industry and LED lighting products. From February 2002 to November 2007, Mr. Natan served as Executive Vice President of Reporting and Chief Financial Officer of PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., a drug development services company, and, from June 1995 to February 2002, as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Global Technovations, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of oil analysis instruments and speakers and speaker components. Prior to that, Mr. Natan served in various roles of increasing responsibility with Deloitte & Touche LLP, a global consulting firm. Mr. Natan currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Global Diversified Marketing Group, Inc., a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of food and snack products, since February 2021 and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Sunshine Biopharma, Inc., a pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement company, since February 2022. Previously, Mr. Natan served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ForceField Energy, Inc., from April 2015 to May 2020, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Global Technovations, Inc., from December 1999 to December 2001. Mr. Natan holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston University.

Matthew C. McMurdo

Mr. McMurdo currently serves as Managing Member of McMurdo Law Group, LLC, a corporate and securities law practice, since 2010. Previously, Mr. McMurdo was a Partner at Nannarone & McMurdo, LLP, a boutique law firm, from 2008 to 2010. In addition, Mr. McMurdo served as General Counsel of Berkley Asset Management LLC, the general partner of a real estate fund focused on opportunistic and distressed real estate assets, from 2011 to 2013. Mr. McMurdo holds a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University and a J.D., cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Brynner Chiam

Brynner Chiam obtained his Bachelor of Business Studies (Accountancy) from Massey University in 1998. Since November 2020, he has held the position of vice president of finance and tax at Black Chamber Management Sdn Bhd where he oversees the finance team in managing, planning, and executing financial matters of the company and clients. Mr Chiam is focused on employee re-education and value creation, client satisfaction, and expanding the company’s client base. Prior to his appointment at Black Chamber Management Sdn Bhd, Mr Chiam served as a director of Tricor Taxand Sdn Bhd from 2014-2020, as a partner of Dell N Rinne Consultancy & Services from 2011-2014 and as finance director of Global Goals (M) Sdn Bhd from 2009-2010. Mr Chiam also held managerial roles in the field of business and finance consultancy in companies including Walton International Property Group (M) Sdn Bhd, OSK Investment Bank Bhd, PricewaterhouseCoopers Human Resource Services Pte Ltd (Singapore) and Brooks Business Consultancy Sdn Bhd.

Board Diversity
Board Diversity Matrix for Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
As of August 2023
Total Number of Directors 7
Part I: Gender Identity Female Male Non-Binary Did Not Disclose Gender
Directors 1 6 - -
Part II: Demographic Background
African American or Black - - - -
Alaskan Native or American Indian - - - -
Asian - - - -
Hispanic or Latinx - - - -
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - - - -
White 1 3 - -
Two or More Races or Ethnicities - 2 - -
Did Not Disclose Demographic Background 1