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Jan Smilek has been named chief financial officer at Akonni Biosystems.

He most recently was CFO and treasurer of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals. He was also senior director of finance for Vanda Pharmaceuticals and served as a senior manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Smilek holds a BS in economics from the School of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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