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iX Biopharma appoints new CFO

LATE-STAGE specialty pharmaceutical company iX Biopharma on Monday said in a filing to the local bourse that it has appointed Chew Sien Lup as its chief financial officer with effect from April 14 this year.

Mr Chew, 52, will take over from Phillip Choo Peng Leong, the outgoing CFO of iX Biopharma.

Mr Choo's resignation would take effect from March 31.

The company said in the filing that Mr Choo had tendered his resignation to spend time in pursuit of his other interests and the board thanked him for his contributions.

As for Mr Chew, the company said that he is a certified practising accountant and a member of CPA Australia who has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of accounting and finance.

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Mr Chew has previously worked as the CFO of Singapore eDevelopment Ltd and Metech International Ltd (formerly known as Centillion Environment & Recycling Ltd), companies listed on the Singapore Exchange.

He is a graduate of Monash University in Australia, with double degrees in Economics (Accounting) and Computer Science.

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