ID Analytics LLC announced that Sameer Chopra has joined the management team as chief analytics and science officer. Most recently, the Indian American served as chief analytics officer at GoDaddy. Prior to GoDaddy, he was chief analytics officer at Orbitz. Chopra has also held analytics roles at Intuit and eBay. He earned a master’s in operations research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently also serves on the advisory board of Northwestern University’s Master’s in Analytics program where he mentors students and helps shape the curriculum.

Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. announced the appointment of Dr. Kanya Rajangam as senior VP and chief medical officer. Rajangam joins Atara from Cleave Biosciences where she served as CMO. Previously, Rajangam was a senior medical director at Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this, Rajangam was associate medical director at Exelixis. After earning her medical degree from St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, Rajangam completed a surgical residency, including a master’s thesis in renal transplantation, at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India. She then earned her doctorate in biomedical tissue engineering from Northwestern University.

SQZ Biotech named Dr. Shefali Agarwal chief medical officer. Agarwal served most recently as senior VP, head of clinical development at Curis Inc. while continuing her role at Tesaro as senior medical director and clinical lead on Zejula. She also worked at Covidien and AVEO Oncology and started her career at Pfizer. Agarwal received her medical degree from MRMC Medical School in India, holds a master's from Merrick School of Business, as well as a master's from Johns Hopkins University.

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. named Murali Kuppuswamy executive VP and chief human resources officer. Kuppuswamy previously served in HR leadership roles at Baker Hughes/General Electric, where he built strong cultures for employee growth and engagement. Prior to that, he worked for nearly 20 years at General Electric in various HR leadership positions.

NelsonHall, a global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations adopt new digital process models, announced that Suri Nair joined the company as principal research analyst for the Insurance & Healthcare BPS research practice. Nair has over 15 years’ experience in the U.S. and global insurance industry, in business strategy, planning, product and project management and business process outsourcing. He has a bachelor’s in law and a master’s in economics from India. He also has a master’s in insurance from the University of Hartford and an M.B.A. from the Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. named Uday Baldota as its CEO. Since December 2016, Baldota has served as a member of Taro’s Board of Directors. Baldota replaces Abhay Gandhi, who served as interim CEO since Jan. 1. Gandhi will continue in his role as vice chairman of the Taro Board and as the CEO of the Sun Pharma North America operations.

• The Meet Group Inc. named Bedi A. Singh to its board. Singh most recently was CFO of News Corporation. He has also worked at MGM Studios, Gemstar-TV Guide, Novartis Pharma A.G. and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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