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AstraZeneca appoints former UK minister to board

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Baroness Shriti Vadera, the former parliamentary under-secretary of state for economic competitiveness and enterprise in the UK cabinet office and department for business, innovation & skills in the most recent Labour government, has been appointed to AstraZeneca's board as a non-executive director, with effect from 1 January, 2011. She will also become a member of the board's audit committee. Since leaving government, Baroness Vadera has taken on a number of advisory roles including senior advisory to the Korean presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20), adviser to Temasek Holdings and advisor to the government of Dubai on the restructuring of Dubia World's debt. Baroness Vadera will also become a non-executive director of Australian mining conglomerate BHP Billiton on 1 January, 2011.


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