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Selcia Appoints Simon Saxby as CEO and Andreas Rummelt to its Board

Published: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Last Updated: Thursday, February 24, 2011
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Simon Saxby brings successful leadership and executive management experience to the role of Selcia’s CEO and Andreas is recognized as a global expert in drug development and will further enhance the strategic strength of Selcia’s Board.

Selcia, has appointed Simon Saxby as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will assume his position in April and takes over from Dr Hans Fliri who retains his role as Chairman of the Board. Selcia also announce the appointment of Dr Andreas Rummelt as a Non-Executive Director.

Chairman Dr Hans Fliri said, "I am very pleased to announce our two high profile appointments. Simon Saxby, until recently CEO of Cobra Biomanufacturing PLC and who joined Selcia’s Board last year, brings successful leadership and executive management experience to the role of Selcia’s CEO. Andreas Rummelt, formerly CEO of Sandoz and a member of the Novartis Executive Committee was recently appointed as Partner and CEO of the Swiss management consulting firm InterPharmaLink AG. Andreas is recognized as a global expert in drug development and will further enhance the strategic strength of Selcia’s Board. Both Simon and Andreas have a wealth of international experience and connections in the pharmaceutical industry and this expertise will be highly significant as Selcia plans its growth and expansion in the future".

Commenting on his appointment as CEO, Simon Saxby said, “With the increasing trend of outsourcing in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, this is an exciting time to be joining Selcia. I welcome the opportunity to work with Selcia’s management team and scientists as we expand the business through strategic partnerships built around the provision of high value services to our important and valued customers”.

On joining the Board, Dr Andreas Rummelt said, “Selcia has a track record of providing excellent custom radiolabelling and drug discovery services. I am pleased to bring my drug development, contract manufacturing and partnering expertise to support Selcia’s management team. I look forward to working with the Board to help define Selcia’s strategy for further expansion in the rapidly changing life sciences sector”.

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