VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ: VBIV) (“VBI”), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation infectious disease and immuno-oncology vaccines, today announced the appointment of Joanne Cordeiro to its Board of Directors. Ms. Cordeiro most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Shire PLC, after joining the company in 2011.
“Joanne is a fantastic addition to our Board, bringing with her the experience of strategic partnership with the Executive Team and the Board of Shire to execute the company’s corporate strategy,” said Jeff Baxter, President and CEO of VBI. “Her unique expertise in organizational vision, human capital strategies, ethics, and cultural topics with a focus on shareholder value will be of tremendous benefit to VBI as we progress through the potentially transformative clinical, regulatory, and commercial milestones over the next few years.”“Having spent much of my career focusing on organizational transformation within global teams, I am extremely pleased to join VBI’s Board of Directors at such a pivotal time for the company,” said Ms. Cordeiro. “I look forward to working with the team to capitalize on the potential of the pipeline programs and the company as a whole.”
Prior to joining Shire in 2011, Ms. Cordeiro served in various human resources management and executive recruitment roles at Teradyne Inc., Covansys Corporation (a CSC Company), Avid Technology, Inc., and Sybase Inc. (an SAP company).