Exclusive: Illumina CEO Francis deSouza resigns, following challenge by activist investor
Francis deSouza has stepped down as CEO of Illumina, according to the company, just weeks after he survived an activist investor’s campaign to remove him from the DNA sequencing giant’s board.
His resignation as CEO and from the board is effective immediately, though he’ll stay on as an adviser until the end of July. Illumina general counsel Charles Dadswell will become interim CEO while the board conducts a search.
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