SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Legend Biotech Corporation (NASDAQ: LEGN) (Legend Biotech), a global biotechnology company developing, manufacturing and commercializing novel therapies to treat life-threatening diseases, today announced the promotion of Lori Macomber, CPA, to Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. Ms. Macomber assumes the role from Dr. Ying Huang, who has been both CFO and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since September 2020. Dr. Huang will continue to serve as CEO of Legend Biotech.
“Lori is a highly valued leader and strategic thought partner that has been instrumental in building the company’s finance organization,” said Ying Huang, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Legend Biotech. “Lori possesses deep financial and accounting expertise and the operational experience needed to usher the company toward sustainable growth as we become a fully commercial organization and help create long-term value for all of our stakeholders.”
As CFO, Ms. Macomber will lead the company’s financial operations and retain her responsibilities as the company’s principal financial and accounting officer. Since joining Legend Biotech in September 2019, Ms. Macomber has served as Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Supply Chain Finance and Controller.
Prior to Legend, Ms. Macomber was Business Unit Controller at Ametek PDS, a leading supplier of components and systems for the aerospace and defense industries. In her tenure as a finance specialist, Ms. Macomber also held various senior finance and accounting roles in the life sciences industry, including U.S. CFO and Controller of Cello Heath and AVP Finance Site Leader at Eli Lilly & Company.
Ms. Macomber holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and is a certified public accountant.
About Legend Biotech
Legend Biotech is a global biotechnology company dedicated to treating, and one day curing, life-threatening diseases. Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, we are developing advanced cell therapies across a diverse array of technology platforms, including autologous and allogenic chimeric antigen receptor T-cell, T-cell receptor (TCR-T), and natural killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapy. From our three R&D sites around the world, we apply these innovative technologies to pursue the discovery of safe, efficacious and cutting-edge therapeutics for patients worldwide.
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