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IP Strengthening: Genencor appoints Soonhee Jang as Vice President of Intellectual Property Strategy and Chief IP Counsel

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt/Main , ) Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, and a world leader in industrial biotechnology and enzyme manufacturing, is proud to announce the appointment of Soonhee Jang to the position of Vice President of Intellectual Property Strategy and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel.

Soonhee Jang comes from Eli Lilly & Company, where her most recent position was Assistant General Patent Counsel and Regional IP Counsel, Asia. Prior to Eli Lilly, Soonhee Jang worked for Merck & Co, Inc. as Senior Patent Attorney in Rahway, New Jersey. Soonhee Jang received her JD at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire.

Soonhee Jang will be responsible for strategic counsel on all intellectual property matters for Genencor division and will lead the Danisco A/S US-based Intellectual Property Team in Palo Alto, California. She will also be a member of the Danisco Patent Management Team led by Jørgen Rosenlund, Vice President & Group General Counsel for Danisco A/S.

In her role, Soonhee Jang will report to Genencor CEO Tjerk de Ruiter and will be a member of Genencor's Senior Management Team.

Danisco Deutschland GmbH

With a rich and innovative portfolio, Danisco is a world leader in food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solutions. Using nature's own materials, science and the knowledge of our 9,500 people, we design and deliver bio-based ingredients that meet market demand for healthier and safer products. Danisco's ingredients are used globally in a wide range of industries - from bakery, dairy and beverages to animal feed, laundry detergents and bioethanol - offering functional, economic and environmental benefits. Headquartered in Denmark and operating from more than 120 locations, Danisco's key focus is to become our customers' First choice and a truly market-driven global business. In addition, we have one of the most efficient sugar production platforms in Europe. Find out more at www.danisco.com