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Francis will take over as the president and CEO of Teva Pharmaceuticals starting on Jan. 1, 2023. This will have him replacing Kåre Schultz, who will retire from those roles on Dec. 31. 2022.
Investors in TEVA stock will note Francis’ long history in the pharmaceutical space. That includes leading Sandoz as its CEO for five years. He’s also served on the executive team at Novartis (NYSE:NVS) and was a senior executive at Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) for 13 years.
What Else TEVA Shareholders Need to Know
Francis will continue to hold roles at other companies while serving as the CEO of Teva Pharmaceuticals. That includes acting as the CEO of gene therapy company Purespring Therapeutics and heart therapy company Forcefield Therapeutics. He’s also still an operating partner for Syncona Investment Management Limited.
TEVA shareholders aren’t reacting well to the news with light trading keeping the stock down today. As of this writing, around 1 million shares have changed hands. That’s still a far way off from the 9 million its trades on average every day.
TEVA stock is down 2.1% as of Monday morning.
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