Richard Ranieri has been appointed senior vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at BioMarin Pharmaceutical. Mr. Ranieri most recently served as executive vice president, Human Resources at Dendreon, where he oversaw the expansion of the workforce from 150 to 2,000 employees. Prior to Dendreon, Mr. Ranieri was executive vice president, human resources and administration at Sepracor, where he managed and directed human resources, corporate services, facilities and communications. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ranieri served in executive positions at Neurocrine Biosciences, Genencor and Smithkline Beecham.
"We are very pleased to welcome Rich to BioMarin. He brings a wealth of human resources experience to the company as we continue our rapid growth. He has the depth and breadth of global experience that BioMarin needs as it scales its operations to meet its expanding business," said Jean-Jacques Bienaime, chief executive officer of BioMarin. "As an experienced senior level human resources executive in the biopharma industry, Rich is extremely well-qualified to fill this leadership role and will be an instrumental member of the organization."