Facebook taps Genentech veteran for board

A giant "like" icon made popular by Facebook is seen at the company's new headquarters in Menlo ParkSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc appointed a former Genentech executive to its board of directors on Wednesday, the social networking company's latest move to expand its boardroom following its initial public offering last May. Susan Desmond-Hellman, the Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, becomes Facebook's ninth director and the second woman on its board. A former president of product development at Roche Group-owned biotechnology company Genentech, Desmond-Hellman also sits on the board of directors of Procter & Gamble Co. …


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