By Will Feuer
Moderna Inc. is creating a new role on its executive committee as it prepares for the launch of multiple new products after the success of its Covid-19 vaccine.
The biotechnology company said Juan Andres, chief technical operations and quality officer, will step into a new role as president of strategic partnerships and enterprise expansion, effective Jan. 1. He will continue to serve on the executive committee and report to Chief Executive Stephane Bancel.
In his new role, Mr. Andres will focus on building out the company to support its growing pipeline, Moderna said.
Moderna said it will hire Jerh Collins, an executive at Novartis AG, to succeed Mr. Andres. Mr. Collins will join Moderna on Oct. 3 and will assume the role of chief technical operations and quality officer on Jan. 1, the company said. He will also serve on the executive committee and report to Mr. Bancel.
"I am very pleased that Juan will apply his leadership and experience to allow Moderna to scale in its next phase of growth. Juan's continued leadership will be critical as we prepare for several upcoming new product launches," Mr. Bancel said.
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