Richo, 47, joined Amgen in 2003 and was most recently vice president, Law, responsible for worldwide management of all corporate litigation and law department operations. Prior to Amgen, she spent 12 years at Baxter Healthcare Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility in law, including vice president, Law, for Baxter's BioScience Division. Also, for more than five years Richo served on the Board of Directors of Cytyc Corporation and was a member of the Audit and Finance Committees.
"As the compliance demands on biopharmaceutical companies are increasing, we want to ensure Amgen's continued excellent performance in this area in the interests of patients and all our stakeholders," said Sharer.
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