Thermo Fisher Scientific has appointed Dion Weisler to its board of directors. Weisler's appointment brings the total number of board members to 12. Currently, he serves as president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, and also serves on the company's board of directors. He previously served as executive VP of HP's printing and personal systems business. Before joining HP, he served as VP and chief operating officer of product and mobile internet digital home groups at Lenovo.
Biocartis has announced that Founder Rudi Pauwels will step down from his position as CEO and take on the role of chairman of a new strategy committee of the board. Deputy CEO Hilde Windels will assume the role of CEO until a permanent successor is found.
David Roth, Pilar de la Huerta
Sygnis has appointed David Roth as its new CFO. In this role, Roth will be in charge of financial strategy and accounting processes. Former CFO Pilar de la Huerta will remain with the company, serving as co-CEO with Heikki Lanckriet and as chief business development officer. Roth comes to Sygnis with over 20 years of financial management experience focused on the healthcare sector, and has spent the last several years serving as CFO for several international organizations.
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