The US biotech company Moderna, known for its corona vaccine, fired its chief financial officer, Jorge Gomez, almost immediately after he took office.
The reason is an internal investigation into financial reports from his previous employer Dentsply Sirona, Moderna said on Wednesday.
Gomez only started the job this Monday. After Dentsply Sirona made the investigation public on Tuesday, he was rid of it again on Wednesday. Nevertheless, Moderna pays Gomez $ 700,000 (more than 664,000 euros) severance, according to a stock exchange release. He waives his signing bonus and bonus claims.
Moderna signed Gomez in April to replace David Meline, who was originally planning to retire. Now nothing will come of it. Meline is scheduled to continue for now while the company searches for a new chief financial officer. Moderna shares fell sharply in US trading on Wednesday.