Amyris Inc. has named R. Neil Williams, Intuit's CFO, as a member of Amyris's board of directors and the chair of its audit committee.
Meanwhile, Patrick Pichette, who served on our board for the last three years, has agreed to stay as a member of our strategic advisory board.
Williams, who has a 30-year career in the financial services industry, has been Intuit Inc.'s senior vice president and CFO since January 2008. At Intuit, he has been responsible for all financial aspects of the company, including corporate strategy and business development, investor relations, financial operations and real estate.
"I look forward to supporting Amyris's cutting edge technology development and growth-strategy execution. Amyris's synthetic biology platform, now operating at industrial scale in Brazil, offers considerable opportunities across a broad range of renewable chemical and fuel applications," said Williams.