Illumina Appoints New CFO and Strategy Officer

Illumina, a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, has announced the appointment of Ankur Dhingra as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Jakob Wedel as Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer. Dhingra brings a breadth of experience from the life sciences tools, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical industries, having served as CFO at Summit Therapeutics Inc. and CAREDx, Inc. He spent more than 18 years at Agilent Technologies, most recently as VP, Investor Relations. On the other hand, Wedel joined Illumina in November 2023 as CEO Chief of Staff and has previously held roles at EY’s strategy practice, McKinsey & Company, and Bain & Company.

The newly appointed executives are succeeding Joydeep Goswami, who held both the CFO and Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer roles since early 2023. Goswami will continue as an advisor to the company starting April 15 and through June 30. Illumina's CEO, Jacob Thaysen, expressed pride in the talent joining the management team and their commitment to serving customers and helping the company grow.

In terms of financial guidance, the company has reaffirmed its guidance for the first quarter of 2024 and the full year of 2024, as announced during its fourth-quarter 2024 earnings call on February 8, 2024. This reaffirmation indicates the company's confidence in its projected financial performance for the specified periods.

Following these announcements, the company's shares moved -2.3%, and are now trading at a price of $130.49. If you want to know more, read the company's complete 8-K report here.

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