News Release: Emergent BioSolutions Announces Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi to Retire as CEO; Robert G. Kramer, Sr. to Become President and CEO

News Release: Emergent BioSolutions Announces Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi to Retire as CEO; Robert G. Kramer, Sr. to Become President and CEO
<span>Since becoming CEO in April 2012, Mr. Abdun-Nabi has forged a strong company culture of leadership, innovation, and social responsibility while expanding Emergent&rsquo;s business to address some of the most critical public health threats of concern to the United States and other countries across the globe. Key accomplishments during his tenure...</span>

Since becoming CEO in April 2012, Mr. Abdun-Nabi has forged a strong company culture of leadership, innovation, and social responsibility while expanding Emergent’s business to address some of the most critical public health threats of concern to the United States and other countries across the globe. Key accomplishments during his tenure position the company for continued near- and long-term growth and include:

  • Developing a compelling corporate vision and achieving a significant vision metric of protecting and enhancing 50 million lives by 2025, seven years ahead of plan;
  • Acquiring five revenue-generating businesses, as well as multiple platform technologies and products in development;
  • Expanding Emergent’s product offerings from one to 11 to include dual-market products that are marketed and procured by government and commercial customers globally;
  • Building a strong and diversified product development pipeline of more than 15 product candidates addressing a spectrum of public health threats;
  • Growing the company’s global footprint to 19 locations, eight of which are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Europe;
  • Establishing a company reputation of social responsibility recognized for corporate philanthropy and contributions to local communities;
  • Driving strategic plans that grew total revenue by 280 percent, from $282 million in 2012 to an estimated total revenue of approximately $800 million in 2018, and expected to exceed $1 billion in 2019, one year ahead of plan; and
  • Realizing a market capitalization of $3 billion and shareholder return of approximately 292.29 percent(1), significantly outperforming key indices, including the S&P 500 (105.05%), Dow Jones Industrial Average (108.60%) Nasdaq Biotech (143.26%) and Russell 2000 (78.25%) among others, over that same period.

Fuad El-Hibri, founder and executive chairman of the board of directors stated, “On behalf of the board of directors, I thank Dan for his visionary leadership as CEO during a period in which the company achieved significant growth and strong financial performance. His laser focus on developing and implementing successive strategic growth plans to advance the company’s mission ― to protect and enhance life ― has transformed the company from a primarily biodefense company to a global, diversified life sciences company. The company has never been stronger ― Dan’s ability to make strategic investments to drive growth, while achieving consistent financial performance, leaves the company well-positioned for future success. We will miss Dan and wish him all the best.”

Commenting on the transition, Mr. Abdun-Nabi said, “It has been my great honor to have contributed to Emergent’s 20-year history of leadership delivering products to protect those vulnerable to public health threats. And, it has been a great privilege to lead and serve a tremendously talented team of employees. I am confident that our efforts to realize our vision to be a Fortune 500 company recognized for protecting and enhancing life, driving innovation, and living our values will continue unabated under Bob’s leadership.”

Regarding the appointment of Mr. Kramer, Mr. El-Hibri said, “The election of Bob is the result of our succession planning process. Bob has been a committed leader since he first joined the company in 1999 as chief financial officer. As president and COO, Bob has an extensive and thorough knowledge of all aspects of the company’s operations. The board is continually impressed with his ability to act decisively and strategically in the company’s best interests, making him uniquely qualified to step into this role. The board has every confidence in Bob’s ability to further advance growth and a flourishing culture of innovation and engagement across the business.”

Mr. Kramer stated, “I am deeply honored to take the company’s helm and continue driving towards achieving Dan’s inspiring vision. Building on the tremendous momentum we have gained from executing on successive strategic growth plans, I look forward to leading an incredibly talented, experienced team as we continue to broaden our reach into the public health threats market, strengthen our portfolio of unique products, serve our customers and partners, generate shareholder value, and fulfill our mission – to protect and enhance life.”

Source: investors.emergentbiosolutions.com