Roche announced Andreas Oeri will retire from the company's board of directors in 2020, to be replaced by Jörg Duschmalé. Oeri was previously chairman of the company's corporate governance and sustainability committee. Also, the company said that John Bell will not stand for reelection to the board in 2020, and the board has proposed Patrick Frost, CEO of the Swiss Life Group, for his replacement.
Additionally, Gottlieb Keller, Roche's general counsel, a member of the corporate executive committee, and the board's secretary, will retire in March 2020 after 35 years at the company. Claudia Böckstiegel, who is currently the head of legal of Roche's diagnostics division, will take over as general counsel. On April 1, 2020, she will also become a member of the Enlarged Corporate Executive committee. Annette Luther, the current general manager of Roche Diagnostics International, will be the new secretary to the board.