Biogen Appoints William Jones to its Board of Directors

by savoystaff

Biogen Inc. announced the nomination of William Jones for the election to its board of directors at its 2021 AGM, to be held on June 2, 2021.

“I am pleased by the nomination of William. I look forward to the added fresh perspectives he will provide and working with him to optimize Biogen’s capital allocation for the benefit of all stockholders,” said Dr. Alexander Denner, Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee. “With William’s nomination, we have taken another important step in the refreshment and diversification of the board.”

“We are excited to announce the nominations for election to Biogen’s board at an important time at Biogen,” said CEO, Michel Vounatsos. “Williams’s breadth of experience will be instrumental in our mission to discover, develop and deliver worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.”

About William Jones

Mr. Jones has been the President and CEO and a director of CityLink Investment Corporation, a commercial real estate investment, and development services firm, since 1994. From 2001 through 2018 Mr. Jones was the President, CEO, and director of City Scene Management Company, a real estate management company. From 1989 to 1993 Mr. Jones served as General Manager/Senior Asset Manager and Investment Manager with certain real estate subsidiaries of The Prudential. Previously, he served as a San Diego City Council member and as Deputy Mayor of San Diego.

Mr. Jones is the Lead Independent Director and Corporate Governance Chair for Sempra Energy, an energy infrastructure company. Mr. Jones is a director and, in some cases, Board Chair of certain funds under management by the Capital Group and Capital Group Private Client Services. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Jones is a trustee of the University of California San Diego Foundation and its Investment Committee and the Real Estate Advisory Council. Mr. Jones has extensive experience as a real estate developer in San Diego, where he built the City Heights Urban Village, an award-winning redevelopment project.

Mr. Jones earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of San Diego.


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