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Neogen names 2 new board members

Jeffrey Capello and Aashima Gupta will join Neogen's board of directors, as agreed by Neogen and 3M Co. under the merger agreement for the 3M Food Safety transaction.

Board of directors expanded in conjunction with the closing of the 3M Food Safety transaction

Neogen Corp., a leader in food and animal safety, has appointed two new members to its board of directors: Jeffrey Capello and Aashima Gupta. The additions were agreed by Neogen and 3M Co. under the merger agreement for the 3M Food Safety transaction.

“We are pleased to add these two experienced industry professionals to Neogen’s board of directors,” said Jim Borel, Neogen’s board chair. “Their involvement in the global healthcare and biotechnology industries will be a significant benefit to Neogen as the company moves into this new era, and we are confident their expertise will be valuable as Neogen continues to grow.”

“The leadership and insight that both Jeff and Aashima will bring to our board will help us continue to drive growth, enhance our global strategy, and create value for Neogen shareholders,” said John Adent, Neogen’s president and CEO. “I am looking forward to working closely with them as we enter this exciting time in Neogen’s growth, creating new opportunities for the company, our customers, our shareholders, and our world.”

Capello is a senior finance executive with more than 30 years of experience helping companies create significant value for their shareholders. He served as the chief financial officer for publicly held and private equity-backed companies, including PerkinElmer, Boston Scientific, Ortho Clinical Diagnostic, Beacon Health Options and Biogen. Capello also served on the board of directors for several early stage publicly held biotechnology companies as audit committee chair, including Sirtris, OvaScience and Flex Pharma. He currently is the managing member at Monomoy Advisors, a financial advisory firm that provides counsel to senior leadership on shareholder value creation strategies.

Gupta is a strategic global leader with more than 25 years of experience working at the intersection of health and technology, with extensive experience in complex large-scale enterprise environments. She worked in technology development across several organizations, including NIIT, Fidelity Investments, J.P. Morgan Chase, Apigee and Kaiser Permanente. She joined Google in 2017 and serves as the global director for health care provider solutions at Google Cloud. In this role, she sets the direction for the transformative health care solutions and leads engagement with key health care executives in growing, differentiating and enhancing businesses through technology transformation, ranging from new models for care, revenue generation, and enhanced patient experiences. Gupta serves on the board of directors for HL7.org, IntelyCare, and the board of advisors for HIMSS NA. In 2019, she was recognized as the Most Influential Women in Healthcare by HIMSS and received the Top 100 FEMTech Award and Champion of Health Award.

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