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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics: Chris Smith

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics' board has appointed Chris Smith its CEO, effective Sept. 9. He succeeds Robert Yates who is stepping down as CEO but will remain as Ortho's non-executive chairman as a member of the company's board. Smith was most recently CEO of Cochlear Limited, a global medical device company based in Australia from 2015 to 2018. He also was president of Cochlear Americas for more than a decade. Before that, he held senior executive roles including CEO in residence for Warburg Pincus and global group president of Gyrus Group. Smith currently is on the board of several firms, such as Results Physiotherapy, Nyxoah, and Akouos.