Tuesday, August 28, 2012

AZ's new CEO is ....

AstraZeneca poaches Roche's Soriot as new CEO

AstraZeneca has selected a top manager from Roche and ex-head of Genentech, Pascal Soriot, to be its new chief executive.

Mr Soriot, a 53-year-old Frenchman who has been chief operating officer of Roche’s pharmaceuticals division since 2010, will take over on October 1 from Simon Lowth, AstraZeneca’s chief financial officer who was named interim chief executive after David Brennan left in May. Mr Lowth will resume his responsibilities as CFO.


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