WAVE Life Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: WVE), a genetic medicines company focused on developing targeted therapies for patients impacted by rare diseases, today announced the appointment of Christian Henry, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Illumina, Inc., to its Board of Directors and as the Chair of its Audit Committee. "The addition of Christian Henry to our Board complements WAVE's vision to be a leader in genetic medicines. We believe that Christian's experience leading various functions at one of the largest and most innovative genetic healthcare companies, focused on the intersection of sequencing, diagnostics, data and the consumer, will be immensely valuable to us as we grow WAVE into a fully integrated genetic medicines company. We welcome his proven strengths in corporate strategy, finance and operations, and we look forward to his contributions," said Paul Bolno, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of WAVE Life Sciences. Mr. Henry has more than 20 years of leadership experience, including over ten years in executive-level positions at Illumina, where he has been a key member of the team that has driven the company's strategy, which has led to significant revenue growth for the organization. During his tenure at Illumina, Mr. Henry has served in multiple roles, including Chief Financial Officer, General Manager of Life Sciences, General Manager of Genomic Solutions and most recently Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Henry oversaw the buildout of Illumina's current research facility in the United Kingdom and the expansion of the company's manufacturing facility in Singapore to over 150,000 square feet. He played leading roles in Illumina's acquisitions of several life sciences companies, and led Illumina's expansion into new life sciences markets. Prior to joining Illumina, Mr. Henry served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tickets.com, and prior to that, served as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller of Affymetrix, Inc. Prior to that, he served in various positions at Nektar Therapeutics, Sugen, Inc., and Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Henry earned his B.A. in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California, San Diego, and his M.B.A., from the University of California, Irvine.