Cambridge, United Kingdom – 6 April 2021 – Congenica, the digital health company enabling rapid and accurate analysis of complex genomic data to transform people’s lives, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jayesh Pankhania as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately.
Jayesh is a finance professional with nearly 30 years of global experience, having held various senior leadership positions. Most recently, Jayesh was Group CFO of Horizon Discovery plc, a life science tools company, a role he held from 2018. At Horizon he helped lead the development of the company’s strategy, preparing it for a Nasdaq listing and then a successful trade sale of the business to PerkinElmer Inc.
Prior to Horizon, Jayesh served as CFO of Xtera Limited and HOC Group and was in a deputy CFO role at Asia Resource Minerals plc. Jayesh’s other roles included Strategy and Finance Director roles at Serco plc, Finance Director at Hines and Financial Controller for Psion plc. Jayesh holds an MBA from the London Business School and a degree in Accountancy from the University of East Anglia. He is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
On his appointment, Jayesh Pankhania commented: “Genomics combined with digital health is rapidly advancing and has the potential to transform significantly the lives of patients. Congenica is in a leading position in the space and it is exciting to join at such a pivotal time. I look forward to supporting the Company’s mission of introducing rapid and insightful genomic analysis into routine clinical practice.”
Dr David Atkins, Chief Executive Officer, Congenica: added: “Jayesh’s extensive international finance experience will be a valuable addition to Congenica as we grow and develop as a global business. His appointment will support our plans for expanding into new markets and scaling up our platform.”