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Ex-IBM CFO takes biotechnology group FD role

BIOTECHNOLOGY BUSINESS Genus has recruited Stephen Wilson as its group finance director.

Stephen Wilson was previously at IBM UK for 25 years, latterly as CFO and vice president, taking on the chief finance role in 2002 until he stepped down in 2009. Since then, he has worked at financial services and technology business Misys, joining as executive vice president of financial and taking on the CFO role in 2010.

He is currently also a non-executive director at business outsourcing and technology company Xchanging.

He succeeds John Worby, the group finance director at Genus, who is retiring from the board on 31 March 2013.

Worby joined as non-exec and became group finance director in February 2009. He is also a non-executive at UK food supplier Cranswick and publishers Smiths News.

Karim Bitar, chief executive, said: “We are delighted that Stephen will be joining Genus. He brings strong financial and business development skills, and will be a valuable business partner, with his experience of working in large global enterprises and his record of building strong finance teams.

“I am looking forward to working closely with Stephen in continuing to execute our exciting and ambitious growth strategy.”

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