CASTELVECCHIO PASCOLI, Italy, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Italy's Kedrion SpA on Monday named veteran pharmaceuticals industry executive Val Romberg as its new CEO.
Mr. Romberg has had a long and international career in the pharmaceuticals sector, and especially in plasma-derived therapies. His most recent role was as Executive Vice President of Operations for CSL Behring.
A chemist by training, Romberg's career has spanned nearly forty years in companies such as West Pharmaceutical Services, Aventis Behring, ZLB Behring and lastly CSL Behring. His leadership skills and experience particularly in Operations, R&D and Manufacturing make him a great fit with the mission and values of the company.
"I am very excited to be joining Kedrion, which produces and distributes important therapies for patients around the world. I am especially pleased to be joining Kedrion just as it pushes ahead with the development of new anti-COVID therapies together with its research partner Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York," said Mr. Romberg.
Paolo Marcucci, the Kedrion group chairman, said that both he and other board members believe that the naming of Romberg "is a great fit with a top manager who shares our strategic vision for the future." Marcucci said: "I am glad to welcome Val Romberg to Team Kedrion, and I am pleased that he recognizes our work with Columbia University, which we regard as a priority project."
The Kedrion chairman added: "Val's experience will help us during an important period of growth. Kedrion is committed to serving patients everywhere. Our presence in the United States market is important to us, as is our sense of responsibility in the Italian health sector and our commitment internationally."
In July Kedrion announced it was forming a research partnership with Columbia University Irving Medical Center that is aimed at helping to develop a new plasma based anti-COVID therapy.
Kedrion is a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the development, production and distribution of plasma-derived therapeutic products for use in treating serious diseases, disorders and conditions such as immune system deficiencies and coagulation disorders.
The company operates through a fully integrated business model from the collection of plasma in its own centers in the United States and Hungary to fractionation and production in its manufacturing facilities located in Italy, Hungary and the United States.
Headquartered in Castelvecchio Pascoli (Lucca, Italy), Kedrion has over 2,700 employees and a commercial presence in 100 countries worldwide.
Kedrion S.p.A.'s share capital is held by Sestant S.p.A. (Marcucci Family) with a stake of 55%, CDP Equity through FSI Investimenti S.p.A. (25%) and FSI SGR S.p.A. (20%).
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