Dr. Patrick Y. Yang has over 35 years leadership experience in technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and operational management functions in General Electric, Merck, Genentech and Roche.
He was Executive Vice President and Global Head of Roche Pharmaceuticals Technical Operations based in Basel, Switzerland from January 2010 to March 2013. In this role, he was accountable for Roche’s pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing operations, and process development. He and as previously Executive Vice President of Product Operations of Genentech, based in South San Francisco. Dr. Yang worked for Genentech for 10 years, from 2003 until his retirement in October 2013.
Prior to joining Genentech, Dr. Yang spent 11 years at Merck & Co. in various leadership positions including Vice President, Supply Chain Management, and Vice President, Asia/Pacific Operations.
Before joining Merck in 1992, Dr. Yang spent 12 years at General Electric (1980-1992), serving in research, engineering, technology, and manufacturing leadership roles with increasing scope of responsibilities.
Dr. Yang holds a Ph.D. degree in engineering from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
He a member of Board of Directors of Tesoro Corporation, Codexis, Celladon, Amyris, and PharmaEssentia.