Sur­prise! Bio­gen goes with com­mer­cial chief Vounatsos in re­plac­ing CEO Scan­gos

Bio­gen is pro­mot­ing chief com­mer­cial of­fi­cer Michel Vounatsos as its new CEO, re­plac­ing out­go­ing CEO George Scan­gos and fo­cus­ing di­rect­ly on its late-stage pipeline and new deals for fu­ture growth.

The Mer­ck vet ar­rived at Bio­gen last March to over­see the com­pa­ny’s glob­al com­mer­cial strat­e­gy. The French na­tive stayed at Mer­ck for 20 years, ris­ing to pres­i­dent of the com­pa­ny’s pri­ma­ry care busi­ness line.

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