Jorge Gomez, appointed in April, previously worked for US dental equipment manufacturer Dentsply Sirona. That company this week announced an internal investigation into financial reporting, which is why Mr. Gomez resigned from Moderna. Mr. Gomez, 54, will receive as severance pay an amount equal to one year’s salary, or 700,000 dollars (more than 660,000 euros). He is giving up his signing bonus and other bonuses.
Moderna confirmed Mr. Gomez’s departure in a brief press release Wednesday, saying he “has left the company, effective immediately.”
For now, Mr. Gomez’s predecessor, David Meline, temporarily takes over the post of chief financial officer, when he was due to retire.