Dirk van den Boom

Sequenom has appointed Dirk van den Boom as president and CEO. He will retain his seat on the company's board of directors. In September, van den Boom was appointed interim president and CEO. Before that, he served as chief scientific and strategy officer. He joined Sequenom in 1998 and has held various management roles within the research and development department.


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