54gene: Ron Chiarello, Teresia Bos, Tobi Oke, Temi Awogboro
54gene has promoted Ron Chiarello to CEO. He had been co-CEO since the beginning of the year with Teresia Bost, who had been serving in an interim capacity since October. Prior to joining 54gene, Chiarello was founder, CEO, and chairman of Alveo Technologies.
Bost remains with the company as an advisor.
54gene also appointed Tobi Oke, managing partner of Nigeria-based venture capital fund V8 Capital Partners, to its board of directors. Additionally, the company said that another African venture capitalist, Temi Awogboro, will serve as an advisor and an observer on the board.