Pfizer Appoints Adobe CEO to Board
Pfizer elected Shantanu Narayen, 50, to serve as a member of the Board. Narayen is president and CEO of Adobe. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2007, Narayen was Adobe’s president and COO. Previously, he held key product research and development positions within Adobe, including EVP of worldwide products, SVP of worldwide product development, and VP and general manager of the engineering technology group. Before joining Adobe in 1998, he was a co-founder of Pictra, an early pioneer of digital photo sharing over the Internet. Prior to that, he served as director of desktop and collaboration products at Silicon Graphics, and held various senior management positions at Apple Computer.
GE Healthcare Leadership Shuffle
GE named Sue Siegel, 52, as Corporate VP and will serve as CEO of healthymagination, GE's $6 billion global commitment to provide better health for more people by lowering costs and increasing access. She is a 25-year industry leader with corporate and venture capital experience in growing companies that bring key enabling technologies to the forefront of biomedical research and healthcare. She joins GE from Mohr Davidow Ventures where she was a General Partner. Prior to that, she served as President and Director of Affymetrix, a company that pioneered GeneChip technology. Her experience also includes senior leadership positions with Amersham, now part of GE Healthcare, E.I. DuPont, Eastman Kodak, and Bio-Rad.
Academic Joins the Board at Pfizer
Pfizer has elected Dr. Helen Hobbs, 59, to its Board. She is an Investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She also serves on the Board of the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development. Hobbs is the recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association.
Big Tech Changes at HP
HP announced that Shane Robison, 56, is retiring as EVP and Chief Strategy & Technology Officer. Robison was also responsible for the company’s strategy and corporate development efforts, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, intellectual property licensing, and partnerships. Robison came to HP from Compaq, where he served as the SVP of Technology and CTO. Prior to joining Compaq, he served as the President of Internet Technology and Development at AT&T Labs. He has also held senior positions at Cadence Design Systems and Apple Computer.