People in brief | Galenica, Venture Life, Perrigo

People in brief | Galenica, Venture Life, Perrigo

1 December 2021 - Deborah Wilkes

Galenica is adding digital expertise to its Executive Committee, Venture Life has announced senior management changes, and Perrigo is set to get a new chairman.

Galenica strengthens Executive Committee

Galenica is promoting Lukas Ackermann – head of the company’s Service Unit IT & Digital Services – to its Executive Committee with effect from 1 January 2022.

The Swiss company, which owns the Verfora consumer healthcare business, said the move highlighted the importance of digitalisation of offerings and services.

“The Board of Directors is ensuring that the relevant competencies are firmly embedded within the organisation and that projects and tasks are approached with the necessary priority and focus,” commented Galenica.

Venture Life announces changes

Self-care group Venture Life has appointed Daniel Wells as chief financial officer and is seeking a new chair.

Wells joined Venture Life in June 2021 as part of the acquisition of BBI Healthcare (click here to read the News story). He had been finance director for two years and played a key role in the sale of the business.

He takes over from Andrew Waters who is leaving to “pursue other business interests”. Venture Life said he would remain with the business over the next six months to provide a smooth transition.

Venture Life has also announced that Lynn Drummond is stepping down as chair after eight years.

The UK-based company said a process was underway to identify a suitable successor. Drummond will continue to chair the Board until a replacement is found.

Perrigo set to get a new chairman

Perrigo has announced Rolf Classon does not intend to stand for re-election as chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.

Orlando Ashford, who joined the company’s Board of Directors in December 2020, is expected to be named chairman at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2022.

Classon, 76, has been a member of the Board since 2017 and was named chairman in 2018 (click here to read the News story).

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