Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the appointment of Jonathan Biller as Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective July 3, 2018. Mr. Biller will be responsible for global legal strategy and will serve on the company’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Biller will succeed Gerald F. Masoudi, Celgene’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel since 2015. Mr. Masoudi is leaving Celgene to return to Washington, D.C. with his family and assume the role of Chief Legal Officer with a private company outside of the biopharmaceutical industry.
“Jonathan has been an integral part of Celgene’s senior management team for the last seven years. He has led our capital allocation strategy and provided industry-wide leadership on U.S. corporate tax reform. His extensive legal experience and deep understanding of Celgene enable him to immediately strengthen our leadership team as General Counsel,” said Mark J. Alles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation. “Jerry has made many important contributions to Celgene, and we wish him and his family all the best.”
Mr. Biller joined Celgene in 2011 and was most recently Senior Vice President, Tax and Treasury and served as Celgene’s Treasurer. He joined Celgene from Bunge Limited, a publicly traded agriculture and food company, where he was General Counsel, Chief Tax Officer and Secretary from 2008 to 2011. In this role, he managed a global legal team of more than 100 professionals. Prior to Bunge, Mr. Biller held roles of increasing responsibility at Alcon, Inc. He began his legal career at Hopkins & Sutter before rising to the level of partner and served as a partner at Foley & Lardner after the firms merged. Mr. Biller holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Brown University.