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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On September 21, 2022, Michael Panzara, M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Therapeutics Discovery and Development of Wave Life Sciences Ltd. (the “Company”), resigned effective as of October 14, 2022 to pursue another opportunity. Dr. Panzara’s departure was not the result of any disagreement regarding any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices and he has agreed to serve as a consultant to the Company following his resignation to assist with a smooth transition of his duties.
Effective as of October 14, 2022, Anne-Marie Li-Kwai-Cheung will be promoted to Chief Development Officer and will assume the Development responsibilities currently held by Dr. Panzara. Ms. Li-Kwai-Cheung ascends to this role with extensive global drug development and global program leadership experience in neurology and rare diseases, including deep expertise in regulatory affairs, compliance, quality and policy. Immediately prior to joining Wave, she was life cycle leader for tominersen at Roche, guiding the Phase 3 program and other late-stage development activities, including responsibility for commercial activity, reimbursement, medical affairs, development and manufacturing and supply. In addition, she led the filing and development team at Roche through the global launch of Ocrevus for multiple sclerosis.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|WAVE LIFE SCIENCES LTD.|
|Paul B. Bolno, M.D.|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
Date: September 26, 2022