Cubist Pharmaceuticals appoints senior vice president and chief legal officer

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, has appointed Thomas DesRosier as senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary.

Mr. DesRosier is currently senior vice president, General Counsel North America of Sanofi, a position he assumed following the acquisition by Sanofi of Genzyme Corporation in 2011 where he served as Genzyme's senior vice president, Chief Legal Officer. Mr. DesRosier will report to Cubist CEO Mike Bonney.

"Tom is a senior biotech leader who brings an outstanding mix of vision, global experience, and strategic thinking to Cubist," said Mike Bonney. "He is a strong manager who has helped build large and successful global legal teams at a number of biotech and pharmaceutical companies. As we continue to execute against our Building Blocks of Growth goals, I am delighted that he will be here to help us with our exciting next chapter at Cubist."

Mr. DesRosier brings over 30 years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry experience to Cubist. Prior to his 12 year tenure at Genzyme, Mr. DesRosier held a number of senior legal positions at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Genetics Institute, and E.I. DuPont de Nemours.