Richard De Schutter has been elected chairman of Incyte’s board of directors, the Palo Alto, Calif. company said earlier this week.

De Schutter, who has served on Incyte’s board since January 2002, was previously chairman and CEO of DuPont pharmaceuticals from January to October 2001. Prior to holding the DuPont position, De Schutter was vice-chairman, chief administrative officer and a director at Monsanto, after Monsanto acquired Searle, where De Schutter had been chairman and CEO.

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