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2022 Speakers

Mike McDermott
Chief Global Supply Officer, EVP at Pfizer
As Chief Global Supply Officer, EVP, Mike McDermott leads all of Pfizer’s internal and external manufacturing and supply chain activities. Mike and the Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) team work to ensure uninterrupted supply for Pfizer’s entire […]
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Peter Marks
Director - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at FDA
Peter Marks received his graduate degree in cell and molecular biology and his medical degree at New York University and completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Medical Oncology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He […]
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Susanne Hundsbaek-Pedersen
Global Head Pharma of Technical Operations at Roche
Susanne serves as the Global Head of Pharma Technical Operations at Roche, a global biotech company. Roche delivers long-term and sustainable healthcare solutions to serve millions of patients in 150 countries. Pharma Technical Operations spans the […]
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Alison Moore
Chief Technology Officer at Allogene Therapeutics
Dr. Alison Moore is Chief Technical Officer at Allogene Therapeutics. Prior to this role, Moore served as Senior Vice President, Process Development, in Amgen Operations. Moore was previously vice president, Process and Product Engineering (P&PE), where […]
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Ann Lee
Chief Technical Officer at Prime Medicine
Ann Lee, PhD, is the Chief Technical Officer of Prime Medicine. Ann is an accomplished biotech executive with extensive experience and accomplishments in vaccines, biologics, small molecules and cell therapy development and manufacturing. She brings a […]
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Eric Hahn
SVP, Global Cell Therapy Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Eric has 25+ years in the biopharmaceutical industry and currently serves as SVP, Global Cell Therapy Operations for Bristol Myers Squibb where he has responsibility for managing a network of clinical and commercial manufacturing facilities to […]
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Cynthia Pussinen
Former Chief Technical Officer at Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Cynthia Pussinen is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Spark Therapeutics, Inc., — a member of the Roche Group which is the world’s largest biotech company. As CTO, Pussinen has overall responsibility for Spark’s technology and […]
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Arleen Paulino
SVP Global Manufacturing at Amgen
Arleen Paulino, senior vice president, Manufacturing, leads Amgen’s commercial manufacturing organization where she is responsible for all internal and external manufacturing operations and strategic supplier relationships to deliver reliable supply for patients across the globe. Prior […]
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Wolfram Carius
EVP Pharmaceuticals at Bayer AG
Prof. Wolfram Carius is the EVP Pharmaceuticals at Bayer AG and is a member of the Executive Committee for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Prior to joining Bayer, Wolfram was a corporate senior […]
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Michael Kamarck
BioPharma Advisor & Board Member
Michael Kamarck was the Chief Technology Officer at Vir. Previously, he was senior vice president of Global Vaccines and Biologics Manufacturing and president of Merck BioVentures where he was responsible for the establishment of Merck’s global […]
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Jerry Cacia
Chief Technical Officer at Graphite Bio
Jerry Cacia is the chief technical officer at Graphite Bio. In this role, Jerry is responsible for leading the overall manufacturing strategy and technical operations in support of Graphite Bio’s gene editing programs as they advance […]
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Jens Vogel
SVP & Global Head of Biotech at Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Jens Vogel is SVP & Global Head of Biotech, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Product Supply, leading biologics operations, development and strategy across five sites, including cell & gene therapy industrialization. Jens has more than 20 years of […]
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Gerard Greco
Global Quality Officer at Takeda
Jerry Greco is the Global Quality Officer of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. Joining the company in 2014, Mr. Greco has transformed Quality by creating one Quality Management System and a Global Quality organization that establishes consistent […]
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Charlene Banard
EVP, CTO at Atara Biotherapeutics
Charlene Banard serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer at Atara Biotherapeutics. With diverse expertise in manufacturing, quality and technical operations across multiple technologies and advanced therapies, including CAR T, Charlene leads Atara’s talented Technical […]
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Rahul Singhvi
Co-Founder & CEO at Resilience, Inc.
Rahul is a global leader in the Life Sciences industry. Most recently, he was an Operating Partner at Flagship Pioneering, where he was responsible for founding and operating companies launched from Flagship’s innovation foundry, Flagship labs. […]
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Aine Hanly
Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology
Aine Hanly, Ph.D., serves as Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology, where she is responsible for overseeing the Company’s technical operations. Her purview includes product and process development, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and CMC strategy. Her […]
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Karen Walker
Chief Technology Officer at Kyverna Therapeutics
Karen Walker is Chief Technology Officer at Kyverna Therapeutics. Ms. Walker has broad and deep industry experience developing biopharmaceuticals and cell and gene therapy (CGT) products. She brings extensive and pioneering expertise in the product development, […]
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Ann Lee-Karlon
Chief Operating Officer at Altos Labs
Dr. Ann Lee-Karlon is Chief Operating Officer of Altos Labs and leads scientific and business operations for the company. She was previously Senior Vice President at Genentech, leading portfolio strategy and operations with oversight for over […]
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RJ Doornbos
VP, Global Quality Systems at Bristol Myers Squibb
As the Head of Global Quality Systems, RJ serves as a key member of the Global Quality Leadership (GQLT) team. The primary function of this role is to ensure that an effective Quality System is in […]
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Andy Ramelmeier
EVP Technical Operations at Sangamo Therapeutics
R. Andrew “Andy” Ramelmeier, PhD, currently serves as Executive Vice President, Technical Operations and is responsible for Technical Operations at Sangamo, including manufacturing, quality supply chain, and process and analytical development. Dr. Ramelmeier has 25 years […]
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David Maraldo
SVP, Global Biologics Operations at Merck
Dave Maraldo leads Global Biologics Operations within the Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD). In this role, he oversees manufacturing and supply of Merck’s Biologic portfolio of products. Dave has been part of Merck for over 20 years. […]
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Michael Paglia
Chief Operational Officer, BaseCamp at ElevateBio
Michael has spent the last twenty years in biotechnology building, leading and motivating process development and manufacturing teams to support clinical programs from early development to late-stage clinical trials. Currently, Michael is the Chief Operating Officer […]
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Ramji Krishnan
Head of Technical Operations at Celularity
Ramji has more than two decades of wide-ranging experience in the development and manufacturing of engineered cell therapies, AAV gene therapy products and Biologics. At Celularity he serves as the Head of Technical Operations. He is […]
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Patricia Turney
SVP Operations at Arcutis Biotherapeutics
Ms. Turney has served as our senior vice president, operations since January 2020. She previously worked at Amgen, Inc. from 1996 to 2019 in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as vice president, external supply, where […]
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Peter Olagunju
Chief Technical Officer at TCR² Therapeutics
Peter Olagunju serves as the Chief Technical Officer of TCR².  He brings over 20 years of experience in cell and gene therapy, clinical development, program management, manufacturing and technical operations. Prior to joining the Company, he […]
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Brandon Varnau
Head, Industrial Affairs Specialty Care Global Business Unit Quality Operations at Sanofi
Brandon Varnau is Head of Industrial Affairs Specialty Care Global Business Unit Quality Operations for Sanofi. He utilizes 30 years of experience in Biologics to lead all aspects of Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Compliance for […]
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Kathleen Munster
Intercept Pharmaceuticals at Chief Quality Officer & SVP, Technical Operations
Kathleen Munster is a biopharmaceutical leader with experience in global Fortune 500 companies and biotech/start-ups covering Biologics, Cell & Gene Therapy, Solid Dosage and Drug Products.  Effective today, she is Chief Quality Officer & SVP, Technical […]
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Stephen Hill
Chief Operating Officer at Lyell Immunopharma
Stephen Hill has served as our Chief Operating Officer since October 2021. He joined Lyell in June 2019 as our Chief Technical Operations Officer. From June 2018 to June 2019, he was Senior Vice-President, Head of […]
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Bala Sreenivasan
SVP Global Supply Chain Management at Merck
She leads a global team with presence in 40+ markets, responsible for all aspects of Supply Chain Operations and Value Chain Management (Product and Manufacturing strategies) at Merck across Small Molecules, Biologics, and Vaccines. She has […]
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Michael Kress
SVP Development Sciences and Clinical Supply at Merck
Mike received his B.S. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph D. from Harvard University. Upon graduation he accepted the position of Sr. Research Chemist within the Merck Process Research group where he focused […]
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Mark Butchko
Associate VP Global Quality Laboratories at Eli Lilly
Mark A. Butchko, Ph.D. is currently Associate Vice President for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, IN. He is responsible for leading Lilly’s Global Quality Laboratories organization to provide analytical method stewardship, specialized analytical services, and […]
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Larry Pitcher
Sr. Director and General Manager, MMS, mRNA, Advanced Therapies at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Operations and business leader with experience running manufacturing sites across different geographies and regulated industries. Currently, Larry is serving as the GM for Thermo Fisher’s rapidly growing Plasmid DNA CDMO business with multi-site responsibilities. Previously, he […]
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Pratik Ahuja
VP, Supply Chain at Urovant Sciences
Pratik Ahuja is Vice President of Supply Chain at Urovant Sciences. He is a visionary executive and leader who has successfully built, led, and transformed large teams in the biopharmaceutical industry across process development, supply chain […]
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Kumar Dhanasekharan
SVP Technical Operations at Renovacor
Dr. Kumar Dhanasekharan is SVP of Technical Operations at Renovacor Inc. and has over 20 years’ experience in biologics development and manufacturing and most recently, in AAV gene therapy process and analytical development and manufacturing in […]
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Pouria Motevalian
Director Process Development at Thermo Fisher Scientific
As Director of Process Development, Pouria Motevalian leads process characterization, optimization and scale up for viral vectors at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Additionally, he oversees process modeling/simulation and knowledge management activities. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, […]
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Tariq Warsi
VP of Technical Operations at Novome Biotechnologies
Tariq Warsi is currently the Head of Technical Operations at Novome Biotechnologies, where he leads the company in the areas of process development, manufacturing, and quality to generate bacterial cell therapy products for numerous indications. As the […]
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Claus Weisemann
VP Quality at NGM Biopharmaceuticals
Claus Weisemann joined NGM Biopharmaceuticals in September 2019 as VP of Quality, developing and implementing  science- and risk-based Quality Systems for all GxP areas in a small clinical stage Biotech company.  He brings more than 30 […]
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Steve Goodman
Executive Director, AAV CMC at Vertex
Steve Goodman is Executive Director, AAV CMC, at Vertex Cell and Gene Therapies. In this role, Steve oversees internal and external process and analytical development, as well as manufacturing, for AAV programs. Prior to this, Steve […]
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Eric T. Blair
Chief Commercial Officer at Andelyn Biosciences
Eric Blair is the Chief Commercial Officer at Andelyn Biosciences leading the commercial function. He previously served as Chief Commercial Officer at Argonaut Manufacturing Services, Global Head of Sales at Metabolon, and held various leadership roles […]
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John Higgins
Sr. Director Global Technical Operations at AstraZeneca
John Higgins is a Director who serves as Product Champion in Global Technical Operations at AstraZeneca, and is the CMC lead for commercial biologics at AstraZeneca. John has a passion for excellence in CMC and biologics […]
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Aaron Vernon
VP, Manufacturing at TCR² Therapeutics
Aaron Vernon serves as Vice President, Manufacturing for TCR2 Therapeutics.  In this role, Aaron is responsible for Internal and External Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Patient Operations.  Prior to joining the company, he was Vice President, Engineering […]
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Jose Caraballo
VP Corporate Quality at Kite Pharma
Jose Caraballo is a Biotech/biopharma executive with extensive quality, development, and manufacturing expertise. As VP of Corporate Quality, he directs and oversees global compliance, quality systems, and quality engineering functions for Kite Pharma, a Gilead company. […]
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Eric Hacherl
Head of Manufacturing at Spark Therapeutics
Eric Hacherl, Ph.D. is the Head of Manufacturing. He Holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University. As the Head of Manufacturing, he is responsible for Internal and External Manufacturing, Materials Management, Shipping & Receiving […]
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Michael S. Roberts, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer at International Space Station National Laboratory
Dr. Michael Roberts is Chief Scientist of the International Space Station National Laboratory and Vice President at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS).  As managers of the ISS National Laboratory in partnership […]
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Dr. Behnam Ahmadian Baghbaderani
Global Head of Process Development, Cell & Gene Technologies at Lonza
Dr. Baghbaderani is the Global Head of Process Development, Cell & Gene Technologies at Lonza. He has over 15 years of experience in stem cells engineering, bioprocessing, and cell and gene therapy field. Dr. Baghbaderani holds […]
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Colette Ranucci
AVP Global Technical Operations at Merck
Dr. Colette Ranucci has over 25 years’ experience in Vaccine and Biologics process development, commercialization, and manufacturing. She is currently the head of Global Large Molecule Technical Operations responsible for technical operations across all internal and […]
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Sid Advant
VP Manufacturing Operations at GSK
Siddharth (Sid) J. Advant has 25+ years of experience in the Biopharmaceutical Industry in the area of pharmaceutical development, technical operations and CMC leadership. Sid is currently employed at GSK, leading a GMP Operations organization (Cell […]
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Dave Geoghegan
Head of Quality at Spark Therapeutics
David Geoghegan is the Head of Quality Assurance for Spark Therapeutics, Inc. He leads a team of scientists and professionals who are responsible for all aspects of Quality throughout the development lifecycle of gene therapy products, […]
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Manmohan Singh
Chief Technology Officer at Beam Therapeutics
Dr.Manmohan Singh is currently Chief Technology Officer at Beam Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Singh has over 28 years of R&D experience in drug product development, Cell and Gene therapies, novel delivery systems and vaccine research. […]
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Jim Weidner
Executive Director of Engineering at Amgen
Jim Weidner currently serves as the Executive Director for the Engineering Technical Authority (ETA) group. Jim has 27 years of experience with Amgen, Hoffmann-La Roche, and Biogen Idec. Jim joined the ETA in July 2020.  His […]
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Ravi Samavedam
Chief Innovation Officer at Azzur Group
Ravi Samavedam is a Biochemical Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Ravi joined Azzur in 2012, and prior to his appointment as CINO of Azzur Group, Ravi was […]
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Dr. Judith Koliwer
Principal Consultant, Cell & Gene Therapy at Körber Pharma Software
After her PhD on the genetic background of autism spectrum disorders, Judith was leading an academic research group, which analyzed the physiological role of proteins associated with cancer and epilepsy by using lenti and retroviral transduction […]
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Pascal Becotte
Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates
Dr. Pascal Bécotte leads the firm’s Canadian operations and co-leads the firm’s Global Functions group, which includes the Finance, Human Resources, Operations & Supply Chain, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance and Corporate Affairs Practices. Pascal is also […]
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Shannon Knott
Executive Director at Russel Reynolds Associates
Shannon Knott is a member of Russell Reynold’s Leadership and Succession Practice, and is based in Durham, NC. She specializes in executive transition and development, partnering with clients to build more effective, future ready leadership teams. […]
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Vinita P. Kumar
SVP, Quality at Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Vinita Kumar is the senior vice president of quality, where she oversees GxP quality operations within clinical, laboratory, document control, training, and IT systems. She is also responsible for creating and implementing Mirum’s global inspection readiness […]
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Courtney Breen
Executive Director, Oncology Marketing at Merck
Courtney leads a team that drives long-term strategy for Merck’s Oncology business – ensuring that we can achieve and sustain a leading Oncology business – delivering on our ambition to save and improve lives of cancer […]
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Tara Jones
SVP, North America Operations at Moderna
Tara is responsible for end-to-end operations for DNA, Drug Substance, and Drug Product for global clinical trial materials and commercial product for the North America region.  Prior to joining Moderna she was at Amgen where she […]
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George Peters
Sr. Offering Manager, Life Sciences at Honeywell Process Solutions
George Peters has over 20 years of experience working with automation customers in batch, and continuous process industries, as well as discrete manufacturing.  He is the Sr. Offering Manager for Honeywell MES and the new Honeywell […]
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Joao Paulo Mattos
Director, Global Process Validation and CMC Lead at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Joao Paulo Mattos is Director of Global Process Validation and CMC Lead at Thermo Fisher Scientific and has responsibility for process validation and CMC strategy for late stage and commercial programs across six drug substance manufacturing […]
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Kevin Sharp
VP of Strategic Operations, Global Sales Center at Samsung Biologics
Kevin Sharp is the Vice President of Global Sales Strategic Operations at Samsung Biologics. Kevin joined the company in 2017 and has served as the Head of Global Sales and Head of Alliance Management at Samsung […]
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Adam Pfeiffer
VP of Strategy at Project Farma
Adam Pfeiffer is the Vice President of Strategy at Project Farma. In his role, Adam drives overall business strategy, aligning with operations, marketing, and business development groups in growing the firm’s global life sciences partnerships.With 16+ […]
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Tony Khoury
EVP at Project Farma
Tony Khoury is an experienced industry leader in life sciences, specifically, biologics and advanced therapies. As a member of the Project Farma leadership team, Tony has spearheaded the firm’s growth in the biologics and most recently […]
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Marc Wolfgang
VP, Technical Operations at BioNTech
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Vishaka Rajaram
Director, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Practice at PwC
Vishaka is a Director in PwC’s Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Practice where she focuses on pragmatic Quality System Transformations at Medical Device and Pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining PwC, Vishaka worked in the Medical Device Industry with […]
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Sean Ganley
AGILE Champion III at Takeda
Sean is part of the AGILE team at Takeda’s Los Angeles plasma manufacturing facility. AGILE, in all caps, is Takeda’s methodology for transforming its manufacturing capabilities. Following his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Occidental College, Sean […]
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John Tomtishen
VP Operations at Cellares
John Tomtishen is Vice President of Operations at Cellares. At Cellares John is responsible for supporting partnership activities and facilitating accelerated market adoption of Cellares’ Cell Shuttle technology to transform the cell therapy manufacturing paradigm. He […]
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Yuxian Zhang
Life Sciences Solution Consultant at Dassault Systèmes
Yuxian Zhang is a Solution Consultant in the Life Sciences team at Dassault Systèmes. She earned her M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She worked on the process scale-up from laboratory to production at […]
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Art Hewig
VP of Biologics Process Development at Gilead Sciences
Art Hewig is the Vice President of Biologics Process Development at Gilead Sciences in Oceanside, CA. He leads a >200-member organization of scientists and engineers to deliver early stage, late stage, and life cycle management assets […]
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Rick Johnston
Sr. Director at Applied Materials
Rick is a senior technical leader within Applied Materials’ pharmaceutical business unit. He has more than 15 years of experience in building software that solves big data, machine learning, scheduling, forecasting and advanced analytics problems in […]
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Jennifer Staffin
Director Biomanufacturing Automation at Resilience
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Parinaz Rajaii
Director, Quality Operations at Iovance Biotherapeutics
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Danielle Pund
Director of Vault Quality at Veeva Systems
Danielle is a Director of Strategy at Veeva Systems, focused on the Vault Quality Suite of applications. She has spent nearly her entire career within the QMS space and is passionate about continuous improvement and the […]
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2021 Speakers

Sanat Chattopadhyay
EVP & President, Merck Manufacturing Division at Merck
Sanat Chattopadhyay is responsible for Merck’s worldwide manufacturing and supply operations supporting annual global sales revenues exceeding $40 billion. Merck is known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada. Sanat oversees a network of 50 […]
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Lynn Bottone
VP Biotech Operations at Pfizer
Lynn Bottone is a proven leader with over 30 years of manufacturing and quality experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. Her vast career includes experiences in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Project Management, […]
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Peter Marks
Director - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at FDA
Peter Marks received his graduate degree in cell and molecular biology and his medical degree at New York University and completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Medical Oncology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He […]
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Pam Cheng
EVP, President Global Operations & IT at AstraZeneca
Pam Cheng joined AstraZeneca in 2015 as executive vice president of Global Operations and Information Technology (IT), guiding the company’s manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and IT across 18 countries and leading a team of over 19,000. […]
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Esteban Santos
EVP, Operations at Amgen
Esteban Santos serves as executive vice president, Operations. Esteban is responsible for the Operations organization, which encompasses Manufacturing, Process Development, Quality, Engineering and Global Supply Chain. Prior to this role, Santos was senior vice president, Manufacturing, […]
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Patrick Yang
Vice Chairman & Co-Founder at National Resilience, Inc.
Dr. Pat Yang is one of the most accomplished biotech manufacturing executives and technical operations leaders in the industry. From 2017 to 2019, Pat was executive vice president at Juno Therapeutics, a leading CAR-T biotech company […]
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Alison Moore
Chief Technology Officer at Allogene Therapeutics
Dr. Alison Moore is Chief Technical Officer at Allogene Therapeutics. Prior to this role, Moore served as senior vice president, Process Development,in Amgen Operations. Moore was previously vice president, Process and Product Engineering (P&PE), where she […]
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Michael Kamarck
BioPharma Advisor & Board Member
Michael Kamarck was the Chief Technology Officer at Vir. Previously, he was senior vice president of Global Vaccines and Biologics Manufacturing and president of Merck BioVentures where he was responsible for the establishment of Merck’s global […]
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Aine Hanly
Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology
Aine Hanly, Ph.D., serves as Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology, where she is responsible for overseeing the Company’s technical operations. Her purview includes product and process development, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and CMC strategy. Her […]
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Wolfram Carius
EVP, Cell and Gene Therapy at Bayer AG
Prof. Wolfram Carius is the EVP, Cell and Gene Therapy at Bayer AG and is a member of the Executive Committee for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Prior to joining Bayer, Wolfram was […]
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Tim Moore
President & COO at PACT Pharma
Tim Moore has more than three decades of leadership experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and operations. Mr. Moore is current the President and Chief Operating  Officer at PACT Pharma.  Prior to joining PACT, he served as Executive […]
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Karen Walker
Chief Technology Officer at Kyverna Therapeutics
Karen Walker, Chief Technology Officer, Kyverna Therapeutics.  Karen brings >30 years’ experience in the biotech industry, holding positions in Technical Development, Regulatory Affairs and Quality. She has worked in a number of companies including Roche/Genentech, Seattle […]
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Joseph Tarnowski
SVP, Cell & Gene Therapy, R&D Medicinal Science and Technology at GSK
Prior to his current role in CGT, Joe was the Senior Vice President of Biopharm CMC R&D. Before joining GSK in June, 2010, Joe was the Senior Vice President, Biologics Manufacturing and Process Development in the […]
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Andrea Goddard
SVP, Global Head of Quality and Compliance for Pharma Technical Operations at Roche
Andrea Goddard (Andi) is currently the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Quality and Compliance for Roche/Genentech Pharma Technical Operations and is a member of Genentech Executive Committee. Pharma Technical Operations spans the world with […]
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Chris McDonald
SVP & Global Head, Manufacturing at Kite Pharma
Chris leads the Global Manufacturing Leadership Team (GMLT), which includes the Site Operational Leaders and cross-functional partners from Quality, MSAT, IT, HR and Finance.  Chris is responsible for viral vector, clinical and commercial cell therapy operations, […]
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Greg Guyer
EVP and Chief Technical Officer at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
C. Greg Guyer, Ph.D, joined BioMarin in May 2020 and currently serves as Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Technical Operations, responsible for overseeing our manufacturing, process development, quality, supply chain, […]
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Andy Ramelmeier
EVP Technical Operations at Sangamo Therapeutics
R. Andrew “Andy” Ramelmeier, PhD, currently serves as Executive Vice President, Technical Operations and is responsible for Technical Operations at Sangamo, including manufacturing, quality supply chain, and process and analytical development. Dr. Ramelmeier has 25 years […]
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Anders Vinther
VP Quality at Kronos Bio
Anders Vinther serves as VP Quality at Kronos Bio. He joined Intarcia Therapeutics in 2018 as VP Global Quality and Engagement, previous to this Anders was the Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur accountable for cGMP […]
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Melissa Seymour
Chief Quality Officer at Biogen
Melissa Seymour is the Chief Quality Officer. Prior to this she was Global Head of Quality and Chief Quality Officer for Biogen Inc. where she led the PO&T organization in setting the quality compliance strategy, implementation […]
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Jerry Cacia
Chief Technology Officer at Graphite Bio
Jerry Cacia is the chief technical officer at Graphite Bio. In this role, Jerry is responsible for leading the development of the overall manufacturing strategy and CMC technical operations in support of Graphite Bio’s gene editing […]
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Mihaela Simianu
Executive Director Global Vaccines Technical Operations at Merck
Dr. Simianu is currently member of Merck’s Global Vaccines Technical Operations accountable for Global Drug Product and Analytical Technology Operations. Prior to this role she served as head of Merck’s Sterile Products Commercialization. She advanced a […]
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Dushyant Varshney
EVP & Chief Technology Officer at Arcturus Therapeutics
Dr. Dushyant B. Varshney, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Arcturus Therapeutics. He is responsible for Global CMC, Technical Operations, Supply & Quality, including technology innovation, product development, manufacturing, technology transfer […]
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Harry Lam
Chief Technology Officer at JW Therapeutics
Dr. Harry Lam currently is Chief Technology Officer and EVP at JW Therapeutics, responsible for JW’s Technical Operations functions, including process development, clinical and commercial manufacturing, manufacturing science & technology, global supply chain, engineering, and capital […]
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Stephen Hill
Chief Technical Officer at Lyell Immunopharma
Stephen Hill is the Chief Technical Officer of Lyell Immunopharma. Prior to this role he was Head of Global Biologics Operations at AstraZeneca where he was responsible for end-to-end supply of the commercial and late-stage clinical […]
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Eric Hacherl
VP of Manufacturing at Spark Therapeutics
Eric Hacherl, Ph.D. is the VP of Manufacturing. He Holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University. As the Head of Manufacturing, he is responsible for Internal and External Manufacturing, Materials Management, Shipping & Receiving […]
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Som Chattopadhyay
VP Global Supply Chain at Amgen
Som Chattopadhyay serves as Vice President, Global Supply Chain Organization. Reporting to Executive Vice-President of Operations, primary responsibilities include supply of medicines to patients in a safe, compliant, and efficient manner. Activities covered included network optimization, […]
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Søren Thuesen Pedersen
Sr. Director, External Affairs Quality Intelligence and Inspection at Novo Nordisk
Søren Is Chemical Engineer by education (1994) and has been working 27 years in Novo Nordisk. During that that time he has been engaged and lead different areas within Manufacturing, QC-Laboratories and CMC Manufacturing Development. He […]
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Murali Muralidhara
Chief Manufacturing Officer at RVAC Medicines
Murali Muralidhara, PhD, Chief Manufacturing Officer at RVAC Medicines, heads up Global CMC, MSAT and SC functions based out of  Singapore-Boston & Shanghai.  He has over  20 years of technical and leadership experience  in Product Development, Manufacturing, […]
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RJ Doornbos
VP Global Quality Systems at Bristol-Myers Squibb
As the Head of Global Quality Systems, RJ serves as a key member of the Global Quality Leadership (GQLT) team. The primary function of this role is to ensure that an effective Quality System is in […]
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Nuno Fontes
SVP, Global Head of Development at Bayer
Nuno is the SVP, Head of Global Biologics Development at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, leading the group responsible for all process development and clinical manufacturing of cell therapy, gene therapy and recombinant protein therapeutics in both Berkeley, CA, […]
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Stan Russell
VP, Quality at TCR2 Therapeutics
Stan Russell is a 32+ year veteran of the Life Science Industry, with experience in Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices.  His background spans a broad spectrum of dosage forms and therapeutic areas, as well as roles […]
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Jason Murphy
VP, Nucleic Acid Process Development and Applied Technologies at Moderna
Dr. Murphy joined Moderna in 2018 and leads Technical Development of DNA, Enzymes and mRNA related to Moderna’s mRNA platform technology.  Dr. Murphy also leads Applied Technologies which houses Moderna High Throughput Development and Automation Engineering […]
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Claus Weisemann
VP Quality at NGM Biopharmaceuticals
Claus Weisemann joined NGM Biopharmaceuticals in September 2019 as VP of Quality, developing and implementing  science- and risk-based Quality Systems for all GxP areas in a small clinical stage Biotech company.  He brings more than 30 […]
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Jeff Ranney
Executive Director, Engineering at Amgen
Jeff leads Amgen Engineering’s Process System team within the Engineering Technical Authority Department (ETA). This team provides operational engineering support for the Amgen network and leads the design for process systems and equipment for major projects […]
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Gargi Seth
Director, Global Technical Development Project and Portfolio Management at Genentech
Dr. Gargi Seth is a Director in Global Technical Development Project and Portfolio Management group. In this role, Dr. Seth and her team partner with TDTs and stakeholders to drive the progression of CMC projects to deliver […]
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Babita Parekh
VP, Analytical Sciences and Global Bioassay Steward at Eli Lilly
Currently, Babita Parekh is the Vice President of Analytical Sciences and Global Bioassay Steward at Eli Lilly & company. She has obtained an M.S and a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Biochemistry from the M. S. University of Baroda, […]
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Eileen Higham
SVP Technical Operations at Intergalactic Therapeutics
Eileen Higham, Ph.D. has more than 20 years of experience leveraging deep technical, strategic, and operational expertise to develop innovative cell therapies, gene therapies, and biologics to transform human health. Eileen is currently Senior Vice President, […]
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Ruby Casareno
SVP Technical Operations at Allakos
Ruby Casareno, Ph.D., serves as Senior Vice President, Technical Operations at Allakos Inc, leading the biologics drug substance and drug product process development and analytical development, CMC strategy & project management, quality control, and supply chain […]
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Sid Advant
VP GMP Operations at GSK
Siddharth (Sid) J. Advant has 25+ years of experience in the Biopharmaceutical Industry in the area of pharmaceutical development, technical operations and CMC leadership. Sid is currently employed at GSK, leading a GMP Operations organization (Cell […]
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2020 Speakers

Juan Andres
Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer at Moderna
As Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer, Juan Andres is responsible for the supply of product required for Moderna’s preclinical and clinical development programs, as well as scaling the CMC (chemistry, manufacturing and controls) processes across Moderna’s […]
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Patrick Yang
Chairman at Acepodia & Founding Board Director at Sana Biotechnology
Dr. Patrick Y. Yang has over 35 years leadership experience in technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and operational management functions in General Electric, Merck, Genentech, Roche, and Juno Therapeutics. He was Executive Vice President and Global Head […]
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Lou Schmukler
EVP and President, Global Product Development & Supply at Bristol-Myers Squibb
As Executive Vice President and President of Global Product Development and Supply (GPS), Lou oversees the worldwide product development, manufacturing and supply chain arms for Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). His organization leads the development, launch and commercial lifecycle […]
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Michael Kamarck
Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology
Michael Kamarck is Chief Technology Officer at Vir. Previously, he was senior vice president of Global Vaccines and Biologics Manufacturing and president of Merck BioVentures where he was responsible for the establishment of Merck’s global biosimilars […]
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Alison Moore
Chief Technology Officer at Allogene Therapeutics
Dr. Alison Moore is Chief Technical Officer at Allogene Therapeutics. Prior to this role, Moore served as senior vice president, Process Development,in Amgen Operations. Moore was previously vice president, Process and Product Engineering (P&PE), where she […]
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Pam Cheng
EVP, President Global Operations & IT at AstraZeneca
Pam Cheng joined AstraZeneca in 2015 as executive vice president of Global Operations and Information Technology (IT), guiding the company’s manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and IT across 18 countries and leading a team of over 19,000. […]
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Derek Adams
Chief Technology and Manufacturing Officer at bluebird bio
Derek Adams joined bluebird bio in March 2017 as Chief Technology and Manufacturing Officer leading all pharmaceutical sciences that includes process and analytical development, manufacturing, technical operations, and supply chain. Prior to joining bluebird, Derek was […]
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John Pinion
EVP Translational Sciences, Chief Quality Operations Officer at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
John Pinion has over 26 years of global experience leading biologic, small molecule pharmaceutical, gene therapy and device operations across Asia, Europe and the Americas. His expertise and leadership spans engineering, quality, manufacturing and translational sciences. […]
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Brendan O’Callaghan
SVP & Global Head of Specialty Care IA at Sanofi
Brendan O’Callaghan is responsible for over 5000 colleagues across several global manufacturing sites who are committed to bringing life-changing biologics based medicines to help improve the lives of patients everywhere. In his role, Brendan collaborates transversally […]
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Arleen Paulino
SVP Global Manufacturing at Amgen
Arleen Paulino, senior vice president, Manufacturing, leads Amgen’s commercial manufacturing organization. Prior to this role, Paulino served as vice president, Site Operations at Amgen Singapore Manufacturing from 2016 to 2018, where she led the team to […]
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Jens Vogel
SVP & Global Head of Biotech at Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Jens Vogel rejoined Bayer in March of 2020 as Global Head of Biotech for the Bayer Pharmaceuticals Product Supply organization. He has more than 20 years of professional and leadership experience in the area of […]
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Charlene Banard
Global Head of Technical Operations for Cell & Gene Therapy at Novartis
Charlene Banard serves as the Head of Technical Operations for the Cell & Gene Therapy platform at Novartis, a role which is accountable for the multi-national network of manufacturing facilities producing innovative CAR-T cell therapies for […]
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Craig Kennedy
SVP Global Supply Chain Management at Merck
Mr. Craig Kennedy is Senior Vice President of Transformation and Supply Chain Management.  Craig has a proven track record of driving change and operations improvement at Merck.  Craig will enable our transformational efforts focused on Fortify […]
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Stacey Ma
EVP Technical Operations at Sana Biotechnology
Stacey is currently the Executive Vice President of Technical Operations at Sana Biotechnology. In this role, she is a member of the Sana Executive Team, and oversees process, pharmaceutical and analytical development, supply chain, quality, CMC […]
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LeAnn Pipkins
VP Global Supply Chain at Gilead Sciences
LeAnn Pipkins joined Gilead in 2019 as Vice President of Global Supply Chain and has been focused on leading Gilead’s transformation in integrated planning. Before Gilead, LeAnn spent 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry in roles […]
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Greg Russotti
Chief Technology Officer at Century Therapeutics
Greg Russotti is the Chief Technology Officer at Century Therapeutics, a company developing iPSC-derived, allogeneic immune cell therapy products for hematology/oncology indications. Before joining Century in January 2020, Greg was Vice President of Cell Therapy Development […]
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Susan Abu-Absi
SVP, Pharmaceutical Development & Technology at bluebird bio
Susan Abu-Absi, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development & Technology at bluebird bio, a gene therapy company located in Cambridge, MA. The integrated product platforms at bluebird bio encompass gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy and […]
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Prentice Curry
SVP, Quality and Compliance at Kite, A Gilead Company
Prentice Curry has been a biotechnology and pharmaceutical professional for more than 30 years. He started his career at Cetus Corporation, one of the first biotechnology start-up companies in quality laboratory and manufacturing roles. He has […]
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Eric Hahn
SVP, Head Biologics Operating Unit at Takeda
Eric is the SVP & Head of Takeda’s Global Biologics Operating Unit. He joined Takeda in 2014 as Head of Global Engineering for the Vaccines Business Division and transitioned to Takeda’s Global Manufacturing and Supply Organization […]
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Hari Pujar
Operating Partner at Flagship Pioneering
Hari Pujar, Ph.D., serves as Operating Partner, at Flagship Pioneering, helping create breakthroughs in human health and build life science companies.  Previously he was Chief Technology Officer of Spark Therapeutics, a pioneer and leader in AAV […]
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Stephen Hardt
VP, Supply Chain and External Manufacturing at Allogene Therapeutics
Stephen Hardt is the Vice President Supply Chain and External Manufacturing for Allogene Therapeutics, overseeing a broad network of contract manufacturers and suppliers and leading Allogene’s planning, logistics and distribution functions. Stephen has over 25 years […]
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Som Chattopadhyay
VP Global Supply Chain at Amgen
Som Chattopadhyay serves as Vice President, Global Supply Chain Organization. Reporting to Executive Vice-President of Operations, primary responsibilities include supply of medicines to patients in a safe, compliant, and efficient manner. Activities covered included network optimization, […]
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Kim Burson
Head of Quality Assurance and Quality Control at Denali Therapeutics
Kim K. Burson, Ph.D. is the Head of Quality Assurance and Quality Control at Denali Therapeutics which is dedicated to defeating neurodegenerative diseases. She has over 20 years of quality experience in diversified product platforms including […]
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Shannon Holmes
Director, Product Development Quality at Biogen
Shannon is the Director of Product Development Quality at Biogen, based in Research Triangle Park, NC. She leads a global team responsible for quality oversight and strategy of all products and devices in clinical development as […]
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John Lunger
Chief Patient Supply Officer at Adaptimmune
John Lunger has been Adaptimmune’s Chief Patient Supply Officer since August 2019. John leads the teams responsible for producing and delivering products to patients, accelerating supply execution, and optimizing the supply chain to be ready for […]
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Professor. Mazen Hassanain
Managing Director at SaudiVax
Prof. Mazen Hassanain, King Saud University Professor of Surgery, Canadian College of Surgery Association Fellow with expertise in Transplantation, Immunology, and Oncology, has founded a number of companies in the healthcare and biotechnology sectors. SaudiVax is […]
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Shishir Gadam
VP Cell Therapy Manufacturing Science and Technology at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Shishir is currently a Vice President of Cell Therapy Global Manufacturing Science and Technology at BMS. He was previously at Genentech/Roche where he held various leadership roles: Senior Director of Biologics commercial CMC management; Head of […]
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Ezequiel Zylberberg
VP of Product Development at Akron Biotechnology
Ezequiel Zylberberg, Ph.D. is Vice President of Product Development and Planning at Akron Biotechnology, a manufacturer of cGMP-compliant ancillary materials to enable the development and commercialization of advanced therapies. Ezequiel manages Akron’s supply chain and product […]
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Derrick Fournier
Executive Director, Global Product Development and Supply Business Insights and Analytics at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Derrick is an executive focused on helping organizations drive value through the power of analytics. He currently leads the manufacturing and supply chain Business Insights and Analytics (BIA) team at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). Derrick also led […]
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Sam MacHour
SVP & Chief Quality Officer at Samsung Biologics
Prior to joining Samsung Biologics in 2019, Sam spent more than 32 years supporting large MedTech, Bioscience and Biopharmaceutical companies achieve business operational excellence and gain leadership in the areas of Research & Development, Quality, Compliance, […]
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Paul Jorjorian
VP & General Manager, Biologics at Thermo Fisher Scientific
As the VP of Biologics Paul oversees a global Biologics Drug Substance manufacturing and development network for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Pharma Services. Paul has held multiple leadership roles in process development, technology transfer and operations. In […]
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Pascal Bécotte
Co-Leader, Corporate Officers Sector (Global Functions) & Global Leader, Operations & Supply Chain Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates
Dr. Pascal Bécotte leads the firm’s Canadian operations and co-leads the firm’s Global Functions group, which includes the Finance, Human Resources, Operations & Supply Chain, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance and Corporate Affairs Practices. Pascal is also […]
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Eric Good
Director, Compliance at ProPharma Group
Dr. Eric Good is an energetic, award-winning leader with extensive U.S. and international experience in Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Good has worked in aseptic manufacturing, project management, and Quality Assurance under Consent Decree conditions. He has […]
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Daniel J. Littlefield
Principal at Modality Solutions
Daniel Littlefield has established Modality Solutions as an innovator in cold chain validation practices. Dan exemplified this leadership during Modality Solutions’ recent clinical trial operations work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), along with […]
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Gary Hutchinson
President at Modality Solutions
Gary Hutchinson is president of Modality Solutions and has led our organization since its founding in 2011. Over the last two decades, he has designed and managed biopharmaceutical cold chains for best-in-class organizations. His professional focus […]
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Zinaid Dzinovic
Director Principal Consulting & Client Advisory at Körber Pharma Software
Zinaid Dzinovic is Director Principal Consulting & Client Advisory at Körber Pharma (formerly Werum IT Solutions). Before taking on his current position, for over 5 years Zinaid has worked at Novartis AG in Switzerland. His core […]
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Stephen McCarthy
VP, Digital Innovation at Sparta Systems
Steve McCarthy is Vice President of Digital Innovation at Sparta Systems. Steve provides domain expertise and serves as an industry evangelist and customer advocate for Sparta. In this role, Steve works closely with Sparta’s customers to […]
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Anne Marie O’Halloran
Supply Chain Global and NA Lead-Life Sciences at Accenture
Anne Marie O’Halloran is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Products Operating Group, where she leads Accenture’s Industry X.0 & Supply Chain practice for the Life Sciences sector.  This practice brings together services across innovation, product development, […]
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Barry Heavey
Life Sciences Industry X.0 Lead – Ireland at Accenture
Barry has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working in areas such as immunology,  bio manufacturing  and stem cell research. He has a PhD in Genetics from University of Vienna and an MBA from […]
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George Siu
Part Leader at Samsung Biologics
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