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People in the News: Sam Samad, Sherry Buck, Anita Hauser, and Pius Baschera

Sam Samad

Illumina has appointed Sam Samad as senior vice president and CFO, effective Jan. 6, 2017. Marc Stapley, who had been serving as CFO and chief administrative officer for Illumina, will continue to serve as CAO. Samad joins Illumina from Cardinal Health, where he most recently served as senior vice president and corporate treasurer and was responsible for Cardinal Health's China business. Prior to that role, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer for the pharmaceutical segment and vice president of the healthcare supply chain services. Previously, he held finance roles at Eli Lilly and PepsiCo.

Sherry Buck

Waters has appointed Sherry Buck as senior vice president and CFO effective Jan. 9, 2017. Buck replaces Eugene Cassis, who will transition to a senior advisory role. Before coming to Waters, she served as CFO for Libbey. Prior to joining Libbey, Buck spent nearly 20 years at Whirlpool in a number of leadership roles, including CFO, global product and enterprise cost leadership, and vice president of US finance.

Anita Hauser, Pius Baschera

The Roche board of directors has proposed that Anita Hauser be elected to the board at its annual general meeting, scheduled for March 14, 2017. If elected, Hauser will replace Pius Baschera, a member of the Roche board since 2007, who will not stand for re-election. Hauser is managing director at Magenta Management. Prior to joining Magenta, she was country manager and director at EF Education First. She is also vice chairwoman of the board of directors of Bucher Industries and a member of the boards of Glatz and Amag Automobil und Motoren.

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