Jon Symonds, CFO of AstraZeneca heading off to Goldman Sachs
AstraZeneca PLC has announced the resignation of its Chief Financial Officer, Jon Symonds, with effect from the end of July. Jon Symonds joined Zeneca in 1997 as CFO after 17 years at KPMG. Within months of joining, he was involved in the merger negotiations with Swedish pharmaceutical company, Astra. After completion of the merger in 1998, Jon was appointed as CFO for AstraZeneca PLC.
Jon leaves AstraZeneca to join global investment banking, securities and investment management firm, Goldman Sachs in mid September as a managing director. His legacy at AstraZeneca includes a record of consistent strong financial performance and a mature, well structured global Finance leadership team.
An external search is underway to identify a successor.