Joshua Ruch "has served as a director of Verenium since 2007, and prior to Verenium’s merger with Celunol, was a director of Celunol. Mr. Ruch is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rho Capital Partners, Inc., an investment and venture capital management company, which he co-founded in 1981. Prior to founding Rho, Mr. Ruch was employed in investment banking at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Ruch received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Ruch is also a director of Genvec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) and a number of private companies."