NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced the appointment of Michael P. Tarnok to the Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. Tarnok, 53, a seasoned finance and operational executive, joins the Keryx Board with extensive pharmaceutical industry experience in a wide range of functional areas. Mr. Tarnok spent the majority of his career at Pfizer Inc., which he joined in 1989 as Finance Director - US Manufacturing, and from 2000-2007, served as Senior Vice President, Finance in Pfizer's US Pharmaceuticals Division. In this position, Mr. Tarnok handled all finance responsibilities for the division, including Contracting, Trade management, forecasting of significant product launches and Sarbanes Oxley compliance. Prior to joining Pfizer, Mr. Tarnok worked primarily in financial disciplines for ITT Rayonier, Inc., Celanese Corporation and Olivetti Corporation of America. Mr. Tarnok earned an M.B.A. in Marketing from New York University and B.S. in Accounting from St. John's University.
"We are pleased that Mike has agreed to join the Keryx Board of Directors," stated Michael S. Weiss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Keryx. Weiss continued, "Mike has extensive financial, operational and manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and we are excited to have his broad experience in the boardroom as we plan for the launch of Sulonex(TM) and the transition from a development stage company into a commercial organization. Mike played a significant role in the rapid growth of Pfizer's U.S. Pharmaceutical division and his perspective and sense of scale will be invaluable as we continue to build Keryx into a leading biotechnology company."'/>"/>
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