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Rachid Izzar is Executive Vice President, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Business Unit at Biogen and has served on the Executive Committee since July 2021.

Mr. Izzar joined Biogen in October 2019 as President for the Intercontinental Region, which includes Latin America, Australia, Asia, Japan, the Middle East and Africa, Turkey and Russia, and the Global Biogen Biosimilars Unit. Prior to joining Biogen, Mr. Izzar was a Country President for AstraZeneca in France, where his responsibilities included leadership for commercial and manufacturing operations. He held numerous roles at his time with AstraZeneca, including the position of Global Vice President of the Cardiovascular Franchise where he contributed significantly to the development of the franchise within the North American subsidiary, as well as in Europe and China. Prior to that, Mr. Izzar was Vice President Strategic Transformation, also, China Portfolio for CEO based in Shanghai and Vice President Commercial International covering China, Australia, Brazil, Russia, America Latin, Asia, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Izzar holds an M.B.A. from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, as well as a graduate diploma in Business Transformation from Harvard University.

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