Amyris Names Asadorian as CFO; Diniz Chairman of Amyris Brasil

Amyris Inc. has named Raffi Asadorian as CFO, effective Jan. 6, 2015. The company’s interim CFO, Paulo Diniz, will transition to a new role as chairman of Amyris Brasil.

“As we complete two years of successful manufacturing operations at our Brotas biorefinery, we are focused on our increasing product demands as well as expanding our collaboration portfolio in Brazil,” said John Melo, president and CEO of Amyris Inc. “As chairman of Amyris Brasil, Paulo is ideally suited to lead us into a new growth phase in Brazil with our strong team there and in the United States,” he added.

Prior to joining Amyris, Asadorian was the CFO at Unilabs, a private equity-owned medical diagnostics company based in Switzerland.

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