Appointments at Charles River, AMRI and Synexus – People on the move

By Nick Taylor

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Outsourcing-Pharma presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma outsourcing sector, including appointments at Charles River, AMRI and Synexus.

Charles River Laboratories​ has made two changes to its board of directors. Robert Bertolini ​and Richard Wallman​ will join the board to replace Nancy Chang​, who is resigning to pursue other interest, and Douglas Rogers​, who does not intend to stand for re-election.

Bertolini worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 20 years before joining Schering-Plough, where he remained until the merger with Merck & Co. Wallman has previously worked at IBM and Honeywell. Both have substantial financial experience.

John Langstaff ​is to step down as president and CEO of Cangene​, a Canadian biotech with contract manufacturing capabilities. Langstaff has led Cangene for 20 years but will now be replaced, on an interim basis, by Mike Graham​, the current chief financial officer.

AMRI​ has named Takeshi Yura​ as assistant director, medicinal chemistry. Yura has 22 years of discovery chemistry leadership experience from working at Japanese units of Dishman, Pfizer and Bayer.

Lori Henderson ​has also joined AMRI. Henderson has previously worked at Rand Worldwide and Moldflow and has taken the position of vice president (VP), general counsel and secretary at AMRI.

Pacific Biomarkers​ (PBI​) has promoted Sheri’ DuMond​ to director of business development. DuMond worked at Novartis and Wyeth before joining the business development team at PBI.

Sonal Deshmukh​ has joined ACM Global Central Lab​ as head of project management, Asia Pacific. Deshmukh has worked in central labs for seven years, including time at Super Religare Laboratories.

Synexus​ has appointed Efim Borodowski​ as director, international business development. Borodowski joins from Fisher Clinical Services to work with key clients in Germany and Austria.

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