|Harvard University, MBA|
Ms. Shalini Sharp joined Ultragenyx in May 2012 as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance. She is a member of the Senior Management Team and is responsible for leading the corporate finance function, including strategic financial planning, accounting, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, general risk analysis, and financing activities.
Ms. Sharp is a member of the Board of Directors of Agenus Inc. (formerly Antigenics Inc.), a publicly traded biotechnology firm, where she served as Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2012. She joined Agenus in 2003 and held increasing roles of responsibility spanning strategic planning, corporate development, investor relations, corporate finance and business development. Prior to Agenus, Ms. Sharp held similar roles at Elan Pharmaceuticals from 1998 to 2003, including serving as chief of staff to the Chairman of the Board of Directors during that company’s restructing. With 16 years of industry experience, Ms. Sharp has spearheaded numerous financing and business development transactions that have been critical to the success of Agenus and Elan. Prior to Elan, Ms. Sharp was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company as well as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, specializing in pharmaceuticals and medical devices.