Lincolnshire, Illinois-based Nexus Pharmaceuticals, which opened a new facility in Pleasant Prairie last year, has a new president and CEO in Usman Ahmed. The manufacturer of specialty drugs announced Monday that Ahmed has replaced Mariam Darsot, who has been president and CEO since founding the company in 2003.

Darsot will remain active with the company through her role as chair of the board of directors. She was named the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance.

Darsot founded Nexus with her husband Shahid Ahmed in 2003. Since then, both Darsot and Ahmed, along with their four children, have all remained active in the company.

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