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Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 23, 2019
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c/o Mourant Ozannes Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited
94 Solaris Avenue, Camana Bay
Grand Cayman KY1-1108
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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.
Effective January 23, 2019, BeiGene, Ltd. (the "Company") appointed Eric Hedrick, M.D. as the Interim Chief Medical Officer, Immuno-Oncology, of the Company. Dr. Hedrick succeeds Amy Peterson, M.D., who has served as a member of our executive team since joining the Company in 2016. The Company is also reorganizing its clinical operations leadership to further strengthen its capabilities and efficiency in global clinical development. With Dr. Hedrick's appointment, Dr. Peterson will no longer serve as an executive officer of the Company and will be leaving the Company after a transition period. We would like to thank Dr. Peterson for her service to the Company.
Eric Hedrick, M.D. has served in different roles at the Company since June 2015 and currently holds the position of Chief Advisor. He was previously Chief Medical Officer at Epizyme, Vice President of Oncology Development and Interim Chief Medical Officer at Pharmacyclics, and Group Medical Director at Genentech. Prior to joining the industry, Dr. Hedrick was an Attending Physician on the Hematology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has an M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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.
Date: January 23, 2019
/s/ Scott A. Samuels
Scott A. Samuels
Senior Vice President, General Counsel