Joseph L. Bower, D.B.A.
Dr. Bower joined the Board of Directors of Anika Therapeutics in February 1993. Dr. Bower has been the Chairman of the Board since March 9, 2018, and he previously served as lead director from April 2005 through that date. Since July 2014, he has been the Donald Kirk David Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School. From 2008 through 2014, he was the Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and prior to 2008, he was the Donald Kirk David Professor of Business Administration. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Bower also served in many administrative roles at Harvard Business School, including as Senior Associate Dean. Dr. Bower also serves as a director of Loews Corporation and the New America High Income Fund, Inc. During the past five years, Dr. Bower also served as a director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc. and Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. He holds an A.B., as well an M.B.A. and a D.B.A. from Harvard University. Dr. Bower brings to the Board more than four decades of experience in business strategy, corporate governance, leadership and management, during which time he has written books about and taught these subjects at the Harvard Business School. Additionally, he has consulted with numerous organizations on matters related to strategy, organizational development and succession planning. As a result, we believe he is well suited for his roles as our Chairman of the Board and as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee. Dr. Bower also serves on the Audit Committee.