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BioMarin apppoints Robert J. Hombach, Former Baxalta CFO and COO, to Board

October 4, 2017
Life sciences

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., a global leader in providing therapies for rare genetic diseases, today announced the appointment of former Baxalta Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, Robert J. Hombach, to its Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to have Bob join BioMarin’s Board of Directors. He brings additional expertise in financial and operational management in the biopharmaceutical industry to an already outstanding board,” said Jean-Jacques Bienaimé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at BioMarin. “I am confident he will make meaningful contributions to support BioMarin’s growth as we continue to develop pioneering therapies for patients with rare genetic diseases.”

“I am honored to serve on the board of a company with a 20-year history of developing therapies that make a big difference for small patient populations,” said Robert J. Hombach. “I am looking forward to working with BioMarin as it continues to build its current business, while advancing a robust pipeline during a time of exceptional growth.”

Source: BioMarin

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