Novocure Appoints Bill Burke as Chief Human Resources Officer
ST. HELIER, Jersey–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Novocure (NASDAQ: NVCR) today announced that William (Bill) Burke has been promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer, effective September 1, 2021. This appointment reflects the importance of Novocure’s team members to our anticipated growth.
Mr. Burke joined Novocure in 2014 and most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. He has had extensive experience as a human resources leader for companies such as Arrow Electronics, ThermoFisher Scientific, Novartis Consumer Health, Cadbury Schweppes and PepsiCo. Mr. Burke holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Industrial Relations from the University of Bridgeport, and he has attended management development programs at INSEAD and London Business School.
In just the past five years, Novocure’s team has more than doubled — from fewer than 500 employees in 2016 to more than 1,100 today. Mr. Burke has been a critical strategic partner during our expansion.
“This promotion reflects Bill’s strong leadership over the past several years as we expanded our workforce,” said William Doyle, Novocure’s Executive Chairman, and Asaf Danziger, Novocure’s CEO. “Novocure’s talented, driven team members are critical to achieving our patient-forward mission, and we are well-positioned to maximize employee engagement as we anticipate a period of significant growth.”
Novocure is a global oncology company working to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer through the development and commercialization of its innovative therapy, Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields). TTFields are electric fields that disrupt cancer cell division. Novocure’s commercialized products are approved for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma and malignant pleural mesothelioma. Novocure has ongoing or completed clinical trials investigating Tumor Treating Fields in brain metastases, gastric cancer, glioblastoma, liver cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer and ovarian cancer.
Headquartered in Jersey, Novocure has U.S. operations in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Malvern, Pennsylvania and New York City. Additionally, the company has offices in Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Israel. For additional information about us, visit novocure.com and follow @Novocure on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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