Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 5:30 AM CDT|Updated: 3 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) today announced the promotion of Jillian B. Thomsen to Senior Vice President (SVP) & Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Thomsen has served as SVP, Finance & Chief Accounting Officer of Nektar since 2008, and is a key member of our Executive Committee. Gil Labrucherie, the company’s current Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, will be departing the company to pursue another opportunity at a private biotechnology company.
“Jill brings a deep understanding of financial strategy and operational excellence to her new role,” said Howard Robin, President & CEO at Nektar Therapeutics. “She is a strategic leader that was instrumental in building the Nektar finance organization. In addition to oversight of finance, R&D outsourcing and procurement, Jill has been a vital member of our leadership team executing a wide range of capital market transactions, including debt and equity financings and royalty sales. I am pleased that she will be taking on this broader role for Nektar.”
“Gil has been a highly valued member of our leadership team at Nektar for the past 17 years. As a member of our Executive Committee, he was involved with many important key milestones, partnerships and financings and he will be very missed by all of us. I would like to thank him for his contributions to Nektar and wish him the best in his next career step,” continued Robin.
In April 2008, Jillian B. Thomsen was appointed Chief Accounting Officer at Nektar and joined our Executive Committee. She has over 30 years of finance and accounting experience. In her current role, Ms. Thomsen oversees accounting, financial reporting, FP&A, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, treasury, tax, clinical outsourcing, and procurement functions at the company. From 2006 to 2008, she served as Vice President, Finance and Controller of Nektar. Prior to joining Nektar in 2006, Ms. Thomsen was Deputy Controller of Calpine Corporation from September 2002 to February 2006. Ms. Thomsen is a certified public accountant (inactive) and started her career serving twelve years, in Arthur Andersen LLP’s audit and business advisory services practice. Ms. Thomsen holds a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Denver and a B.A. in Business Economics from Colorado College.
Nektar Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of investigational medicines in oncology, immunology, and inflammatory diseases. Nektar is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with additional operations in Huntsville, Alabama and Hyderabad, India. Further information about the company and its drug development programs and capabilities may be found online at http://www.nektar.com.
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