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Roche: Jörg Duschmalé, Patrick Frost

Roche has elected Jörg Duschmalé and Patrick Frost to its board of directors, while Andreas Oeri and John Bell have stepped down after 24 and 19 years on the board, respectively. Oeri was the representative of the current shareholder pool.

Duschmalé is a fifth-generation descendant of Roche's founder, and he was a postdoctoral researcher in oligonucleotide chemistry at Roche from 2015 to 2018. Frost has worked at life insurance company Swiss Life in Zurich since 2006, first as Group Chief Information Office and now as Group CEO. He previously served as the global head of fixed income investment at Winterthur Insurance.
The Scan

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'Poo-Bank' Proposal

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Spurred to Develop Again

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