June 3, 2019 / 6:34 PM / 4 months ago

AstraZeneca searches for successor to Chairman Johansson: Sky News

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a sign at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

(Reuters) - British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc is preparing to search for a successor to Chairman Leif Johansson, Sky News reported on Monday.

AstraZeneca’s board is in the early stages of planning for an eventual replacement for Johansson, who has chaired the company for seven years, according to the report.

There was no scheduled timetable in place yet for Johansson’s departure, Sky News reported, citing sources.

The company did not respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours.

Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor, editing by Deepa Babington

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