Board of Directors
Bernard Kelley, Chairman
Jennifer Aaker, PhD
Jennifer Aaker brings to Codexis her unique expertise that helps companies and leaders build cultures that harness purpose, story and technologies, and facilitates improved implementation of novel strategies that enhance growth and societal impact. She is the General Atlantic Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a leading behavioral scientist, scholar, and best-selling author. Dr. Aaker joined the faculty of Stanford f University in 2005, where she currently teaches classes. Dr. Aaker also serves as a director and advisor to a range of companies and foundations where she helps leadership teams on digital transformation, global brand building and embracing a new type of leadership for the innovation economy. Dr. Aaker previously was a professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she conducted research that resulted in her seminal paper, Dimensions of Brand Personality. She holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Stephen Dilly, PhD
Byron Dorgan, MBA
Byron Dorgan brings experience in policy making, government affairs and financial management having represented North Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1992 to 2011 and in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1992. He served as assistant Democratic floor leader, chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee and chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs and also was the senior senator on the Appropriations, Energy and Commerce committees.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Dorgan served as North Dakota’s state tax commissioner from 1969 until 1980. The author of four books on governmental policy, Dorgan earned a bachelor’s from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from the University of Denver.
Alison Moore, PhD
John Nicols, MBA
David V. Smith, MBA
David V. Smith is the chief operating officer of IntegenX, a privately held company focused on rapid DNA identification technology. He was previously executive vice president and CFO of Thoratec Corporation and held various financial management positions with Chiron Corporation, including vice president and CFO. Prior to those positions, he was vice president of finance and CFO of Anergen, Inc., and held various financial management positions with Genentech in the U.S. and Europe. Smith is also a director and chair of the audit committee of OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and history at Willamette University and an MBA in finance from Golden Gate University.
Dennis Wolf, MBA
Patrick Yang, PhD
Before joining the Codexis board, Dr. Patrick Y. Yang served as executive vice president and global head of technical operations for Hoffmann-La Roche where he was responsible for Roche’s pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing operations, process development, quality, regulatory and supply management functions. Before joining Roche upon its acquisition of Genentech, Yang worked as Genentech’s executive vice president of product operations and was a member of the company’s executive committee. He also held leadership roles at Merck, including vice president of Asia/Pacific manufacturing operations and vice president of supply chain management. Prior to Merck, Yang worked for General Electric in various leadership role in engineering, technology and manufacturing. Most recently, Yang worked as executive vice president of Juno Therapeutics in 2017-2019.
Yang currently serves on the board of directors of PharmaEssentia Corporation, Amyris, Inc., Acepodia, Inc., Taiwania Capital Management, and Sana Biotechnology. Yang earned his bachelor's in engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, a master's degree in engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in engineering from Ohio State University.