Qiagen said this week that it has made a number of changes to its management, notably naming a new CEO.

According to the company, current CEO Metin Colpan has decided to step down as of Jan. 1, transitioning to a new role as senior technology advisor and member of the supervisory board. He will be replaced by CFO Peer Schatz, who will become Qiagen’s president and CEO.

Roland Sackers will take over as CFO.

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