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Wellcome: Wielding influence

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Wellcome’s new chief executive is ready to make his voice heard in the corridors of power

In the six months since taking the helm at Wellcome, John-Arne Røttingen has kept a low public profile. Speaking to journalists, the self-described physician scientist suggests this is not his usual style. 

“I believe in some friction and some disagreement as a way to understand more and learn more,” says Røttingen, who has been a public health official, diplomat and research administrator in his home country.

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