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Vir Biotechnology announces retirement of CEO, Backer to succeed

Vir Biotechnology announced that George Scangos, Ph.D., will retire from his position as Chief Executive Officer, CEO, effective April 3, 2023. The Company’s Board of Directors has appointed industry veteran Marianne De Backer, MSc, Ph.D., MBA, currently Executive Vice President, Head of Pharmaceuticals Strategy, Business Development and Licensing/Open Innovation, and Member of the Executive Committee for Bayer Pharmaceuticals, as his successor, effective April 3, 2023. She will also join Vir‘s Board of Directors. Upon his retirement as CEO, Dr. Scangos will serve in an advisory role to Dr. De Backer through June 2, 2023 and will continue providing strategic counsel to Vir as a member of the Board of Directors.

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