As widely expected in the industry, Göran Ando has been appointed CEO of Slough, UK-based Celltech, replacing Peter Fellner, who will serve as the company’s chairman. Ando joins the company from Pharmacia, which was recently acquired by Pfizer, where he was president of R&D and an executive vice president. Previously, he was R&D director for Glaxo Group Research. He also held positions at Astra Research Centre, Bristol-Myers International Group, and Pfizer.

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