Astellas Pharma Inc., of Tokyo, appointed Jamie McGarvey senior manager, employee communications, within the corporate affairs department. She will report to Jennifer Saputo, associate director of employee communications, and will be responsible for developing and implementing employee communications throughout the U.S. and the Americas, including executive support. In addition, Astellas EMEA named Eugene Van Rensburg chief financial officer. He succeeds Niek Stander, who will now head up the company’s German operations as managing director of Astellas Pharma GmbH.

Cytori Therapeutics Inc., of San Diego, appointed John D. Harris vice president and general manager of cell therapy, effective Oct. 1. Harris will be based in Tokyo. His position will focus on growth and development of Cytori’s current and future global cell therapy commercial operations.