- Animal genetics company Genus said Stephen Wilson, currently group finance director, had been appointed as Chief Executive with effect from the close of business on 13 September 2019.

This followed the announcement of 25 March 2019 that Karim Bitar would be stepping down to take up the role of Chief Executive of another company.

Mr Wilson had been with Genus since January 2013 and already had a very strong and deep understanding of Genus and had been an integral part of the team in the successful strategic and operational development of the group in recent years, as it has continued to grow and strengthen its position as a world leader in animal genetics, the company said.

'Stephen was by far the strongest candidate for the role following a review of both external and internal candidates managed by an external search agency,' it added.

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