IDS goes for experience with new CEO Patrik Dahlen
This article was originally published in Clinica
A week after Ian Cookson stepped down as CEO of UK vitamin D testing specialist Immunodiagnostics Systems (IDS), the firm has named Dako and Perkin Elmer veteran Patrik Dahlen as its new leader. Mr Dahlen has been a member of IDS's board since December 2009; a spokesperson for the company told Clinica that his promotion to CEO was not part of a longer-term succession plan, but that Mr Dahlen "became the sensible choice" after Mr Cookson's resignation on 25 June "by mutual consent" after nearly two years in the post. At the time, the company said it was in discussions with a candidate with "substantial diagnostic and international industry experience".