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Nominations Committees’ Resolutions Series: #1- Board and Executive Succession Planning Must Be Forward Looking

Succession Planning should concern the nomination committee all year round, but the ticking over of the calendar is the perfect opportunity to appraise the sophistication of your succession planning.

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Third Rock Ventures Recruits Industry Heavyweight Michael Bonney

Boston based venture capital powerhouse Third Rock Ventures, have announced the appointment of Michael W. Bonney as partner. Mr. Bonney was previously the CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals until its acquisition by Merck & Co. Mr. Bonney brings to Third Rock extensive operational, commercial, and senior management expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to serving as the CEO of Cubist from June 2003 until December 2014, Mike served as president and chief operating officer of the company, joining in 2002. From 1995 to 2001, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Biogen, including vice president, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Biogen, he held positions in sales, marketing, and strategic planning at Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, concluding his 11-year career there as national business director. He currently also serves as a board director of two significant biotech companies, Celgene and Alnylam.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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Codiak BioSciences Begins to Appoint Executives to Leadership Team

Codiak BioSciences, a venture-backed start-up in Cambridge, Mass, has appointed Ariel Jasie as Chief Business Officer, Linda Bain as CFO and Konstantin Konstantinov as Senior Vice President.

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Women Executives: Stepping Up to the C-suite and Board (Event Schedule)

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Event Location: 
Biogen, Bio-9 Building, 300 Binney Street Cambridge, MA 02142 – View Map

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Board Appointment for IPO-ready Dimension Therapeutics

Just days after setting the terms for its pending IPO, Dimension Therapeutics, Inc., a leading rare disease company advancing novel, liver-directed treatments for diverse genetic disorders,  announced the election of Alan B. Colowick, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Vice President of Celgene Corporation, to Dimension’s Board of Directors. Dr. Colowick brings strong operational expertise and more than 15 years of experience in biopharmaceutical development. His election to the company’s Board is effective immediately.

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Celgene Board Diversifies Above Key 30% Mark

Celgene has announced the appointment of Julia Haller, M.D, to the Board of Directors. The appointment means Celgene now has three females on the board and reaches a 33% ratio of women non-executive board directors, a critical mass that is likely to drive a significant advantage for the way in which Celgene is governed and also contribute to a sustainable level of diversity. With strong advocates for gender diversity on its board, such as Michael Bonney and Richard Barker, Celgene is showing that it is very much possible to create a gender diverse board of directors in biotechnology.

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Biotech M&A Continues to Climb the Curve

The trajectory of biotech M&A has been steep in 2015, so the $7.2bn acquisition of Receptos by oncology powerhouse Celgene, increases the gradient even further. This deal came out of left field, especially as commentators were still raking over the sizable partnering deal Celgene has just cemented with Juno Therapeutics in immuno-oncology.

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Third Rock Ventures shows promise with early stage investment strategy

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Sutro Biopharma signs $1bn deal with Celgene

Authored by James Sheppard

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Celgene and BMS team up for cancer immunotherapy development

Authored by James Sheppard

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