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Roche: William Pao, Johannes Clevers

Roche announced that William Pao, the head of Roche Pharma Research and Early Development since 2018, will be leaving the company effective March 18. Johannes Clevers, a member of the firm's board of directors since 2019, will be taking over Pao's position, also effective March 18. Clevers will become a member of the company's enlarged Corporate Executive Committee. A successor to Clevers' board position will be announced at a later date, Roche said.

Pao joined Roche in 2014 after serving as a professor of medicine and director of the divison of hematology/oncology at Vanderbilt University, as well as the director of personalized cancer medicine at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. He was also previously a faculty member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Clevers is currently a professor in molecular genetics at University Utrecht and a  principal investigator at both the Hubrecht Institute and the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology.