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Qiagen: Lawrence Rosen

Qiagen has appointed Lawrence Rosen as the chairman of the firm's supervisory board. He will replace Håkan Björklund, who will step down as chairman and as a member of Qiagen's supervisory board. 

Rosen currently has served as a member of Qiagen's supervisory board since 2013. He also serves on the supervisory board of German firm Lanxess. Rosen previously served as a member of the board of management and CFO at Deutsche Post DHL Group until 2016. Prior to that, he held the role of CFO of Fresenius Medical Care from 2003 to 2009. Prior to Fresenius Medical Care, Rosen was senior VP and treasurer for Aventis. Between 1984 and 2000, he held various positions at Avenis predecessor companies Hoechst and American Hoechst/Hoechst Celanese. 

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