Jean-Paul Kress, Picture: Quantum Genomics

New CEO at Morphosys

Germany-based MorphoSys AG announced that its Supervisory Board has today appointed Jean-Paul Kress, M.D., as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will take effect on September 1, 2019.

Prior to joining MorphoSys, Dr. Kress served as Chief Executive Officer at Syntimmune, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing differentiated drug candidates in a wide range of autoimmune diseases, which was acquired by Alexion in November, 2018. Previously, he acted as Head of North America at Sanofi Genzyme. Since this announcement, Jean-Paul Kress has also resigned from his position on the Board of Directors of Quantum Genomics.

In his new position, Dr. Kress will succeed Dr. Simon Moroney, who will step down as CEO on September 1, 2019. Dr. Moroney will support Dr. Kress during a transition period.