Ex-Alexion Exec Islam to Join Moderna as CBO

Xconomy Boston — 

Saqib Islam, who had been leading Alexion Pharmaceuticals’s (NASDAQ: ALXN) business development efforts, has been hired by Cambridge, MA-based Moderna Therapeutics. He’ll reprise a similar role at Moderna, where he’ll begin serving as the company’s chief business officer effective May 9. Moderna and Alexion are already quite familiar with one another. The two inked a partnership in early 2014, and Alexion made an equity investment in Moderna as part of the deal.