Moderna may take back CFO severance pay

May 17, 2022

When it was announced that Moderna’s new CFO Jorge Gomez was leaving the company after one day on the job, reports said that Gomez would be receiving a year worth of his salary as severance pay. Now, the pharma giant is saying ‘let’s think about that.’

The pharma giant is seeking to recoup the severance pay if Gomez is found of any ‘wrongdoing’ in his previous job. The agreement, made public this week, was signed by Gomez as well. Gomez had already forfeited his $500,000 sign-on bonus.

Jorge Gomez was hired to replace retiring CFO David Meline who had been with the company since 2020 after 6 years at Amgen. Gomez came to Moderna from Dentsply Sirona, where he was responsible for leading the global finance organization, including strategic finance and more.

Shortly after Dentsply announced it would not be able to file its first-quarter financial report due to an internal accounting probe, Moderna revealed that Gomez would be stepping down after just one day on the job.