W2O hires Garcia as chief people officer

W2O has brought in HR vet Stephanie Garcia as chief people officer. During her 24 years working in HR and business operations, she has served as SVP of people and civic labs at Postmates and led global HR at PayPal and Salesforce.

Almirall names Gianfranco Nazzi CEO

In the wake of Peter Guenter’s departure to Merck, Almirall has tapped Gianfranco Nazzi to serve as CEO. Nazzi was previously EVP of growth markets, commercial at Teva.

Astellas announces new chief business officer, chief scientific officer roles

Astellas has added chief business officer and chief scientific officer roles, and hired Percival Barretto-Ko and Yoshitsugu Shitaka, respectively, to fill them. Barretto-Ko will direct the company’s new corporate strategic plan, while Shitaka will work on drug discovery research platforms.

Frequency Therapeutics ups marketing and product muscle

Frequency Therapeutics has hired Kevin Franck to serve as SVP of strategic marketing and new product planning. Franck will work on Frequency’s therapy to restore hearing in patients with sensorineural hearing.

Cecelia Health appoints Clermont as CEO

Cecelia Health has tapped Mark Clermont as CEO, charging him with expanding the company’s clinical and digital telehealth channels. Clermont has worked in healthcare for 2 years in a variety of business-development roles.

Inova hires chief product officer at Inova

Inova has appointed Claude Basset as its chief product officer. In her new role, Basset will focus on developing the company’s platform for partnering activities.

Exscientia adds to Board of Directors

Exscientia has added banking and investment veteran Elizabeth Crain to its board of directors. She will lead the board’s audit committee and oversee its finance and governance activities.