Alexion CEO and CFO leave company
Mr. Brennan is the former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of AstraZeneca PLC and has been a member of the Alexion Board of Directors since July 2014.
Mr. Brennan worked for AstraZeneca in increasing roles of responsibility, including as Executive Vice President of North America from 2001 to 2006 and as Senior Vice President of Commercialization and Portfolio Management from 1999 to 2001.
Prior to the merger of Astra AB and Zeneca Plc, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Planning and Development of Astra Pharmaceuticals LP, the American subsidiary of Astra AB.
Mr. Brennan began his career in 1975 at Merck and Co. Inc., where he rose from Sales Representative in the U.S. Division to General Manager of Chibret International, a French subsidiary of Merck.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Innocoll, Inc. and Insmed Incorporated, and previously served on the Board of Directors of AstraZeneca PLC, Reed Elsevier PLC, and the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
Mr. Brennan received a BA in business administration from Gettysburg College, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees.
He succeeds David Hallal who has resigned for personal reasons, effective immediately. Mr. Hallal has also resigned from the Board.
In addition, the Board announced that David J. Anderson, the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell for 11 years, has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer.
While at Honeywell, Mr. Anderson received recognition from investors and peers as one of America's top CFOs. From 2012 to 2014, IR Magazine awarded Honeywell for having the best Financial Reporting, and Mr. Anderson was honored as conducting the Best IR by a CFO of a Large Cap company.
Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Industries where he had responsibility for financial management, information technology and corporate development.
Prior to joining ITT Industries, Mr. Anderson worked at Newport News Shipbuilding, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In that role, he successfully led the effort in 1996 to establish Newport News Shipbuilding as a stand-alone public company.
Previously, he also held senior financial positions with RJR Nabisco and The Quaker Oats Company. Mr. Anderson serves on the Boards of several public companies, including Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 leader in healthcare products and services.
He received a BS in Economics from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Anderson succeeds Vikas Sinha, who has left Alexion to pursue other opportunities.