CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) announced today the appointment of Jeffrey D. Capello as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective as of December 11, 2017.
Mr. Capello will lead Biogen’s Business Planning, Tax, Treasury, Internal Audit, Accounting, and Investor Relations functions. He will report to Michel Vounatsos, CEO of Biogen, will be a member of the Executive Committee, and will be based in Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Capello brings 26 years of experience in finance. Most recently he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Beacon Health Options Inc. His previous experience includes founding and running his own company, Monomy Advisors, and serving as Chief Financial Officer of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Boston Scientific Corporation, and Perkin Elmer. Earlier in his career he was also a partner in the Boston and Amsterdam offices of PwC.
Mr. Capello is a certified public accountant. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. in Accounting from Harvard Business School. Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League, Mr. Capello played two seasons for their American Hockey League club.
“I am very excited to join Biogen, a company which is recognized as a pioneer and a leader in treating neurological diseases,” said Mr. Capello. “I look forward to working with colleagues around the world in our mission to make a difference in the lives of patients.”
“We are fortunate to have Jeff join Biogen given the depth and breadth of his experience,” said Mr. Vounatsos. “He comes to Biogen at an exciting time as we execute our business strategy, pursue business development opportunities and build our pipeline.”
At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1978 as one of the world’s first global biotechnology companies by Charles Weissman, Heinz Schaller, Kenneth Murray and Nobel Prize winners Walter Gilbert and Phillip Sharp, Biogen has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis; has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy; and is focused on advancing neuroscience research programs in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, neuroimmunology, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, pain, ophthalmology, neuropsychiatry, and acute neurology. Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. We routinely post information that may be important to investors on our website at www.biogen.com. To learn more, please visit www.biogen.com and follow us on social media – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube.
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