“I am delighted to welcome a strong and experienced commercial leader like Mohammad to the Executive team. During the last 30 years, he has been partnering with customers across the globe. Mohammad will be instrumental in accelerating the commercialization of our MosaiQ solution. He will continue to build the commercial team and expand the distribution channels while ensuring we deliver high value-added services to our customers,” said Manuel O. Méndez, Chief Executive Officer of Quotient.
Mr. El Khoury joins the Company from QIAGEN (NYSE:QGEN), where he served as President, Head of Global Sales of Molecular Diagnostics leading a global team of over 600 people. While there, he drove commercial strategies for major diagnostic portfolios some of which included, infectious disease, transfusion, digital PCR, and COVID-19 testing solutions. He also led expansion strategies across different geographies. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Commercial Performance at bioMérieux, leading a cross-functional international team. While there, he secured top-line profitability worldwide by driving regional go-to-market strategies and execution plans. Mr. El Khoury also brings international experience in leadership roles at Roche Diagnostics and GE Healthcare.
“I am very much looking forward to joining the Quotient team and bring value to customers. I will develop all key actions to continue building a best-in-class commercial team and establish key priorities in support of the launch of the MosaiQ solution in transfusion and beyond,” said Mr. El Khoury, Chief Commercial Officer of Quotient.
In connection with his appointment, the Company granted Mr. El Khoury, 300,148 Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) (the Sign-On RSUs) and share options to purchase 235,477 of the Company’s ordinary shares (the Sign-On Options). Such grants were issued outside of the Company’s 2014 Stock Incentive Plan and were approved by the Company’s Board of Directors and the Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors pursuant to the inducement grant exception under the Nasdaq Rule 563(c)(4), as an inducement that is material to Mr. El Khoury’s joining the Company as the Chief Commercial Officer.
The Sign-On RSUs will vest 50% on the first anniversary of the grant date and the balance will vest pro rata on each of the second and third anniversaries of the grant date. The Sign-On Options will vest in three equal installments on each of the first, second and third anniversaries of the grant date. The vesting of the awards will be subject to Mr. El Khoury’s continued service as the Chief Commercial Officer of the Company on each applicable vesting date.
About Quotient Limited
Building on over 30 years of experience in transfusion diagnostics, Quotient is a commercial-stage diagnostics company committed to delivering solutions that reshape the way diagnostics is practiced. MosaiQ, Quotient’s proprietary multiplex microarray technology, offers the world’s first fully automated, consolidated testing platform, allowing for multiple tests across different modalities. MosaiQ is designed to be a game-changing solution, which Quotient believes will increase efficiencies, improve clinical practice, deliver significant workflow improvements, and create operational cost savings to laboratories around the world. Quotient's operations are based in Eysins, Switzerland, Edinburgh, Scotland and Newtown, Pennsylvania. The Quotient logo, Quotient MosaiQ and MosaiQ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Quotient Limited and its subsidiaries in various jurisdictions.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding our expectations of continued growth, the development, regulatory approval, commercialization and impact of MosaiQ and other new products (including the potential for using the Company’s MosaiQ technology to infectious disease diagnostics), current estimates of first quarter and full year fiscal 2022 operating results and expectations regarding our future funding sources. Such statements are based on current assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include delays or denials of regulatory approvals or clearances for products or applications; market acceptance of our products; the impact of competition; the impact of facility expansions and expanded product development, clinical, sales and marketing activities on operating expenses; delays or other unforeseen problems with respect to manufacturing, product development or field trial studies; adverse results in connection with any ongoing or future legal proceedings; continued or worsening adverse conditions in the general domestic and global economic markets, including as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic; as well as the other risks set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Quotient disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. The Quotient logo, Quotient MosaiQ and MosaiQ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Quotient Limited and its subsidiaries in various jurisdictions.