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Alexion names several new executives

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has named several leading chairs to its executive leadership team that will be effective from June 5, 2017.

According to Alexion, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Ludwig Hantson will be: John Orloff, M.D., Executive Vice President, Head of Research & Development, Anne-Marie Law, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Indrani Lall Franchini, J.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer.

Ludwig Hantson, Chief Executive Officer of Alexion said that these highly talented executives brings deep industry experience and a proven track record in their respective areas of expertise. “These experienced leaders join our team of exceptionally skilled and dedicated employees around the world and will be key partners as we build upon Alexion’s solid foundation to drive continued growth and deliver long-term value for all of our stakeholders.”

Dr. Orloff is a global R&D business leader with 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and deep expertise spanning various stages of clinical and non-clinical development, including developing medicines for rare diseases. Dr. Martin Mackay, Alexion’s current Head of R&D, will work with Dr. Orloff to ensure a smooth transition of Alexion’s key pipeline programs.

Dr. Orloff joins Alexion from Novelion where he served as Executive Vice President, Head of Research & Development since November 2016. Prior to joining the biopharmaceutical industry in 1997, Dr. Orloff was with Yale University School of Medicine for seven years.

Anne-Marie Law, Chief Human Resources Officer is a human resources executive with more than 25 years of experience at global corporations with a strong track record of driving positive change and managing multi-national workforces in multiple global locations. As Alexion’s Chief Human Resources Officer, she will be focused on building the organizational capabilities to advance Alexion’s strategy.

Ms. Law joins Alexion from Hyatt Hotels Corporation where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer responsible for building the strategy to support the company’s 100,000 employees worldwide. Before joining Hyatt in 2016, Ms. Law served as Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Baxalta Incorporated, and held various senior human resources positions at McKesson Corporation

Indrani Lall Franchini, J.D., Chief Compliance Officer has extensive experience developing and building the infrastructure and company-wide standards for global compliance programs, interacting with regulatory agencies and establishing multi-functional teams to support global compliance programs.

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