Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Judith A. Reinsdorf, J.D., has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Reinsdorf is an accomplished executive with a strong background in corporate governance and broad expertise in managing corporate and legal affairs for large public companies.
Ms. Reinsdorf until recently served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Johnson Controls International, a global leader in building products and technology, integrated solutions, and energy storage, following its merger in September 2016 with Tyco International, where she served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel from March 2007 until September 2016.
Previously, she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of C. R. Bard, Inc., as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Tyco, as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Pharmacia Corporation, and as Assistant General Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel, Corporate, at Monsanto Company. Ms. Reinsdorf currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dun & Bradstreet, a publicly traded data and analytics company. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Cornell Law School.
David Brennan, Chairman of the Board, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Judy to Alexion’s Board of Directors. Judy brings strong corporate governance and legal expertise, with a proven track record in global compliance, strategic planning, data privacy, and regulatory matters. Her broad experience at large U.S. public companies, both within and outside the healthcare industry, will be a valuable addition to our board.”
Ms. Reinsdorf added: “I am excited to join Alexion’s Board of Directors at a pivotal time for the Company as it executes on a strategy to deliver sustainable growth and strengthens its leadership position in rare diseases. I look forward to applying my experience to help guide Alexion’s future success.”
Alexion also announced today that Director Ann M. Veneman, J.D., has advised the Board that she does not plan to stand for re-election at the Company’s next annual meeting of shareholders and will be retiring from the Board following eight years of service as an Alexion director. As previously announced, Directors M. Michele Burns and Alvin S. Parven have also both advised the Board that they do not plan to stand for re-election at the Company’s next annual meeting of shareholders.