Marc Dunoyer to retire from the Board and take up a new senior executive role with the Company
AstraZeneca PLC announced today that the Board has appointed Aradhana Sarin as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, conditional upon closing of AstraZeneca’s acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Closing) and effective on the later of 1 August 2021 or the date of Closing, which is expected to take place in the third quarter of 2021, subject to receipt of certain regulatory approvals.
Dr. Sarin is currently Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer of Alexion. Further biographical details are set out below. Dr. Sarin will relocate from the US and be based in the UK. She will report to AstraZeneca’s Chief Executive Officer, Pascal Soriot.
Dr. Sarin will succeed Marc Dunoyer who will step down as CFO and retire from AstraZeneca’s Board, conditional upon Closing, on the later of 1 August 2021 or the date of Closing, having served as CFO for over seven years.
Conditional upon Closing and effective the same date as his retirement from AstraZeneca’s Board, Mr. Dunoyer will become Chief Executive Officer, Alexion and Chief Strategy Officer, AstraZeneca. He will continue to report to Mr. Soriot and will remain a member of AstraZeneca’s Senior Executive Team.
Leif Johansson, Chairman of AstraZeneca said “On behalf of the Board, I’d like to thank Marc for his significant contribution to AstraZeneca’s success since he joined us in 2013. We’re pleased he’s staying with the Company, taking on a new senior executive role and look forward to continuing to work with him.
“In Aradhana Sarin, we’ve appointed a talented successor to Marc as an Executive Director and CFO. The Board warmly welcomes her to AstraZeneca.”
Pascal Soriot, Chief Executive Officer of AstraZeneca said “I’d like to pay tribute to Marc for his tremendous achievements since he joined our company, and thank him personally for his outstanding support these past years. I’m looking forward to working with him in his new role as CEO, Alexion, the Rare Disease Unit of AstraZeneca, and to his continued strategic input to AstraZeneca’s success. I’m delighted Aradhana has agreed to become AstraZeneca’s next CFO and I look forward to working with her as the Company embarks on the next stage of its journey.”