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Aeterna Zentaris names Carolyn Egbert board chair

Aeterna ZentarisAeterna Zentaris, a specialty biopharma company, announced that Carolyn Egbert has been elected chair of the board, a non-executive position.
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Ms. Egbert, who has served on the Company’s Board since August 2012, and as the Chair of its Nominating, Governance and Compensation Committee since May 2014, formerly served Solvay America as its Vice President, Human Resources.

She also served as the President of Solvay Management Services, as Global Head of Human Resources for the pharmaceutical sector of Solvay and as Senior Executive Vice President of Global Ethics and Compliance.

During her 20-year tenure with Solvay, Ms. Egbert served as a director on the Board of Directors of seven subsidiary companies and as Chair of one subsidiary board. After retiring in 2010, she established a consulting business.

Ms. Egbert holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biological Sciences from George Washington University, Washington D.C., and a Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.

Ms. Egbert also was a Ph.D. candidate in Pharmacology at both Georgetown University Medical School at Washington, D.C. and Northwestern University Medical School at Chicago, Illinois. She remains an active member of both the Michigan State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Egbert was elected Chair of the Company’s Board for a term ending with the meeting of the Board of Directors immediately following the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, at which time the Board shall select its Chair for the ensuing year.

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