If you are an industry expert with years of experience and would welcome the opportunity to strengthen your reputation as a thought leader, we would love to hear from you.

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2022 Speakers

Juan Andres
Chief Technical and Quality Officer at Moderna
As Chief Technical and Quality officer, Juan Andres is responsible for Technical Development, product supply at pre-clinical, clinical and commercial stages and quality across Moderna globally (i.e. CMC); chemistry, manufacturing and controls Mr. Andres was previously […]
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Carlo de Notaristefani
Lead, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Advisor at Operation Warp Speed
An international operations executive with global technical, operational, and P&L experience, Carlo has deep expertise in designing and operating global supply chains in complex regulatory environments, leading accretive M&A activity and devising and executing value-creating strategies […]
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Michael Kopcha
Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, CDER at FDA
Michael Kopcha, Ph.D., R.Ph., Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), is a leader in the development of innovative solutions to resolve scientific, manufacturing, and commercialization issues worldwide – and in standardizing and harmonizing global processes. With more than […]
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Joanne T. Beck
Chief Operating Officer at Boston Pharmaceuticals
Joanne Beck joined Boston Pharmaceuticals in 2019 from Celgene, where she was Executive Vice President of Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations, and oversaw Product Development, Global Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality. Prior to Celgene, […]
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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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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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Linzell Harris
SVP Global Supply Chain and Strategy at AstraZeneca
Linzell Harris is senior vice president of Global Supply Chain and Strategy for AstraZeneca, with overall responsibility for the development and execution of the end to end supply chain platform and product supply strategies. In addition, […]
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Brendan O’Callaghan
EVP, Global Industrial Affairs at Sanofi
Brendan O’Callaghan leads an international network of manufacturing and distribution sites. His ambition is to enable successful commercialization of Sanofi’s diverse pipeline, to build world-class standards of manufacturing and supply chain excellence and to future proof […]
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Ger Carmody
SVP, Global Pharmaceutical Operations at Merck
Ger Carmody is responsible for global pharmaceutical and packaging operations comprising approximately 4000 colleagues and internal 9 manufacturing sites.  His organization supplies drug substance and drug product for Merck’s small molecule portfolio, leads the late stage […]
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Derek Adams
Chief Operating Officer at PlateletBio
Derek Adams is PlateletBio’s Chief Operating Officer. Derek has spent the past four years as Chief Technology and Manufacturing Officer at bluebird bio, a leading lentiviral gene therapy company, overseeing pharmaceutical sciences and quality functions: process […]
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Brendan Hughes
SVP Global Manufacturing Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brendan is responsible for all of BMS Pharma and Biologics manufacturing from internal and external sources. He is based in Devens MA. Brendan joined BMS as Head of CMC Strategy for Biologics in 2012. From 2015-2020 […]
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John Kelly
VP, Quality Operations and Environment, Health & Safety, Pfizer Global Supply at Pfizer Inc.
John F. Kelly is Vice President, Quality Operations and Environment, Health & Safety, responsible for leading the overall Quality function for Pfizer and for leading global EHS across the Company.  John is a member of the […]
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Charles L. Cooney
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Faculty Director, Emeritus Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT
Charles L. Cooney is the Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT and founding Faculty Director, Emeritus of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. […]
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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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Greg Troiano
Chief Manufacturing Officer at Translate Bio, A Sanofi Company
Greg serves as Chief Manufacturing Officer at Translate Bio, a Sanofi Company, where he is responsible for cGMP Strategic Supply and Operations at Sanofi’s mRNA Center of Excellence.  Over his 20+ year career in the drug […]
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Elaine Shannon
Head of Oncology External Supply Small Molecule Global Quality at Takeda
Elaine currently holds the role of Global Head of Quality Oncology and External Supple Small Molecules. Prior to this she was the Global Head of Quality Audits and Supplier Management. Elaine joined Takeda Pharmaceuticals Global Quality […]
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Cedric Dubois
Head of Biologics External Manufacturing at Sanofi
Mr. Dubois has 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from a French “grande ecole” (ENSAM), a MSc in Pharmaceutical Engineering from The University of Manchester (UK) and […]
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Daniel Couto
Chief Operating Officer at Vedanta Biosciences
Daniel Couto is the Chief Operating Officer of Vedanta Biosciences, a leading Microbiome company. Mr. Couto is an Operations Management Executive with almost 30 years of experience starting and advancing Biopharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing organizations to […]
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Kerry Hawitt
SVP Head of Quality & Compliance at Boston Pharmaceuticals
Dr Kerry Hawitt is the SVP Quality & Compliance at Boston Pharmaceuticals, a company that focuses on the transformation of innovative molecules into differentiated medicines. Kerry leads all aspects of Quality strategy and execution to applicable […]
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Kathleen Munster
SVP, Enabling Functions (Quality, Facilities, & IT) at 2seventy bio
Kathleen Munster is SVP, Enabling Functions (Quality, Facilities, and IT) at 2seventy bio.  2seventy bio is a cell and gene therapy company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of transformative treatments for cancer.  Kathleen joined […]
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Ken Kent
SVP, Chemical Development and Manufacturing Operations at Gilead
Ken is the Senior Vice President of Chemical Development and Manufacturing Operations. He is responsible for Gilead’s entire drug substance supply and oversees process R&D functions in Foster City and Edmonton, as well as internal and […]
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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 located in South San Francisco, CA.  Kim received her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Stanford University.  She has over 25 years […]
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Dannielle Appelhans
Chief Operating Officer at Rubius Therapeutics
Dannielle Appelhans is the Chief Operating Officer at Rubius Therapeutics, joining in August 2021. She brings experience in gene therapy, strategy, manufacturing, supply chain and operations. As COO, she oversees corporate strategy, technical development, and operations […]
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Laurent Boer
VP & General Manager, Allston Site at Resilience
Laurent Boer is vice-president and general manager of the Allston Landing and interim Chief Manufacturing Officer for Resilience. He has been on the site since 2017 and led the divestment of the site from Sanofi-Genzyme to […]
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Michele C. D’Alessandro
Retired CIO of Manufacturing IT at Merck
An Information Technology professional for more than 28 years, Michele C. D’Alessandro is most recently Vice President and CIO of Manufacturing IT at Merck. In this role, she provided strategic leadership, oversight and delivery of information […]
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Greg Sukay
VP Manufacturing & Process Technologies at Arcutis Biotherapeutics
Greg Sukay serves as Arcutis Vice President of Manufacturing and Process Technologies where he leads a group of engineers and scientists in developing and manufacturing their pipeline of novel human therapeutics.  Mr. Sukay has worked in […]
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Celia Xue
Executive Director Integrated Product Strategy-Cell Therapy Supply Chain at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Celia Xue is currently the Executive Director of Integrated Product Strategy for Cell Therapy Supply Chain at BMS. She leads a team of strategic product leaders and product launch leaders, responsible for maximizing the value of […]
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Mark Butchko
Associate VP, Global Quality Laboratories at 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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Rajiv Panwar
Sr. Director, CMC, Tech Ops and Supply Chain at Disc Medicine
Dr. Panwar holds MS and PhD degrees in interdisciplinary pharmaceutical sciences from Northeastern University, Boston, where his work was focused on use of antibodies and antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for molecular imaging and cancer therapy. After […]
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George Skillin
Head of Engineering, EHS & Facilities Management at Spark Therapeutics
George currently has responsibility for all Spark Therapeutics Engineering, EHS, and Facility Management areas where he manages a group of roughly 60+ professionals driving our Engineering and Capital Management efforts, EHS Programs and Compliance,   George has […]
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Joseph O’Brien
Head of Engineering Operations - Scientific & Manufacturing Facilities at Spark Therapeutics
Joe is currently the Head of Spark Engineering Operations, and has responsibility for Facilities Engineering, Maintenance, Equipment Validation and Computer System Validation in the Scientific and Manufacturing Facilities. Joe has over 20 years’ experience in the […]
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David Bottari
QA Contract Manufacturing Lead at Spark Therapeutics
Director of External Quality Assurance with over 17 years of quality related experience in commercial/clinical manufacturing and packaging of pharmaceutical and biotech products. Extensive knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of quality systems as […]
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Jennifer McGee
Supply Chain Strategy Director at GSK
Jennifer is a Specialty Medicine Supply Chain and Strategy Senior Director at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).  Her scope of responsibility includes biopharmaceutical, small molecule and oligonucleotide products from early development through commercial supply.  Her primary focus is ensuring […]
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Manel Luis
Interim Pharma Operations Lead, Executive Director, Strategy and Business Operations | Global Manufacturing Operations, Global Product Development and Supply at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Manel Luis leads Strategy and Business Operations for Global Manufacturing Operations at BMS since 2020. This includes Network Strategies, Governance and Forums, and facilitation and representation of GMO in strategic and Enterprise level initiatives. Since June […]
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Heather Nunn
Process Development Principal Scientist at Amgen
Heather Nunn, Process Development Principal Scientist, oversees pivotal biologics drug substance development at Amgen where she is responsible for the commercialization of late-stage molecules. Additionally, Heather leads regulatory strategy, data integrity and compliance, lab operations and […]
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Jack Garvey
CEO at Compliance Architects LLC
Jack Garvey is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compliance Architects, a leading consulting and advisory firm specializing in innovative quality and compliance solutions for FDA-regulated manufacturers. Jack possesses over 30 years of hands-on technical, […]
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Michael Weisenbeck
VP at Körber Pharma Software
Mike Weisenbeck is the VP of Sales at Körber, for the Pharma Business Area. For over fifteen years, Mike has been helping companies improve their operational efficiency by utilizing technology’s such as ERP, PLM, IoT and […]
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Jaime Velez
Co-Founder at Operations & Quality Systems Improvement Experts (OQSIE)
Jaime is the co-founder of Operations & Quality Systems Improvement Experts (OQSIE), a management and technical consulting company focused on supporting manufacturing, supply chain, and quality systems improvement initiatives at Life Science companies. Over the last […]
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Steve McCarthy
VP of Digital Innovation at Sparta Systems, A Honeywell Company
Steve McCarthy serves as an industry evangelist and customer advocate for Sparta, working closely with customers to help them define and execute their quality management transformations. He leads Sparta’s strategic thought-leadership and customer coalition programs, partnering […]
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Michalle Adkins
Director, Life Sciences Consulting at Emerson Automation Solutions
Michalle Adkins, Director Life Sciences Consulting, has been with Emerson for 16 years. Prior to Emerson, she worked for Merck & Co., Inc for 13 years in instrumentation, automation, manufacturing automation support, computer validation, manufacturing, and […]
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Ernesto Gemoets
Executive Director, Life Sciences at JLL
Ernesto Gemoets brings over twenty years of manufacturing facilities management experience in the areas of strategic planning, operational excellence, quality assurance, supply chain management, problem solving/analysis and engineering of process improvements with companies like Treehouse Foods […]
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Brian Curran
SVP of Strategic Growth at MasterControl
Brian Curran joined MasterControl in 2002 to direct and expand MasterControl’s product development efforts. He has more than 25 years of experience leading the direction for enterprise and entrepreneurial software development companies. Curran began his career […]
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Simona Mills
Director of Product Lifecycle Management at ProPharma Group
Simona Mills, PMP is the Director of Product Lifecycle Management at ProPharma Group. Simona has a broad range of biotech experience, with over 20 years in Quality, Compliance, Validation, Engineering, Regulatory, and Program Management. She is […]
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Shawn Cain
SVP of Development and Manufacturing at PCI Pharma Services
Shawn has over thirty years of experience in combining process engineering with project management to direct the development and manufacture of sterile pharmaceuticals, cell-based biologics, and medical devices. Most recently he was at Organogenesis, Inc., specializing […]
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Andy Alasso
SVP, Product Management at Aizon
Andy Alasso is the SVP of Product Management at Aizon. At Aizon, Andy is responsible for leading product delivery of the Aizon AI Cloud GxP platform designed to optimize manufacturing in Life Sciences. Prior to Aizon, […]
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Chris Mansur
President, Azzur Consulting at Azzur Group
Chris Mansur currently serves as the President of Azzur Group’s Consulting division, which specializes in providing innovative quality and compliance solutions to the life sciences industry. Throughout his career, Chris has specialized in new and renovated […]
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Sara Sheriff
VP of Integration/Engineering Operations Services Optimization Leader at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Sara is a dynamic leader and change agent of Operations/Supply Chain Excellence and Business Process/Digital Transformation. Sara joined Thermo Fisher in 2019 as VP of Integration and has led various initiatives, most recently Engineering Operation Services […]
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Pascal Bécotte
Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates
Pascal leads Canadian operations for Russell Reynolds Associates and is also a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee. He is a key member of the Healthcare Sector where he advises clients across the globe on […]
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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 $47 billion. Merck is known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada. Sanat oversees a network of 50 […]
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Azita Saleki-Gerhardt
EVP, Operations at Abbvie
Dr. Azita Saleki-Gerhardt is Executive Vice President, Operations, at AbbVie, leading a team of scientific, engineering, business, quality, supply chain, security, purchasing and manufacturing professionals responsible for supply and distribution of all AbbVie products, as well […]
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Jens Vogel
SVP & Global Head of Biotech at Bayer AG
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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Charles L. Cooney (Chairperson)
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Faculty Director, Emeritus Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT
Charles L. Cooney is the Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT and founding Faculty Director, Emeritus of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. […]
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Donna Gulbinski
Chief Quality & Regulatory Affairs Officer at Civica Rx
Donna’s expertise spans worldwide operations, quality, and regulatory experience across vaccine, biological, pharmaceutical and device technologies where she was an operational leader with a history of delivering exceptional quality, compliance and business performance. Donna has a […]
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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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Kimberly Lounds Foster
SVP Global Supply Chain at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Kimberly Lounds Foster is Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she oversees the clinical and commercial supply chain. Bristol develops and manufactures products on multiple technology platforms, including small molecules, biologics and […]
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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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Al Boyle
Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Al is Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. He leads a global organization responsible for all aspects of siRNA process and analytical development, clinical and commercial manufacturing, supply chain operations, engineering, facilities and […]
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E. Morrey Atkinson
SVP and Head of Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
As SVP and Head of Commercial Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Morrey’s current responsibilities include defining the commercial manufacturing and supply chain strategy needs, as well as, designing and building a global organization and supply network. In […]
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Uwe Buecheler
Corporate SVP Biopharmaceuticals at Boehringer Ingelheim
Uwe Buecheler, Ph. D. joint Boehringer Ingelheim (formerly Dr. Karl Thomae GmbH) in 1991. During his time at Boehringer Ingelheim he held different positions in Biopharmaceuticals in regulatory affairs, Validation, CMC/GMP documentation and biological safety. For […]
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Jon Cammack
Chief Quality and Compliance Officer at Nevakar
Jon Cammack is the Chief Quality and Compliance Officer at Nevakar, Inc. He provides strategic direction and oversight of activities that align with business objectives, and ensures compliance with overall biopharma regulations and standards. Jon has […]
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Anders Vinther
Site Head & VP Global Quality at Intarcia Therapeutics
Anders Vinther serves as Site Head (Hayward) and VP Global Quality at Intarcia Therapeutics. He joined Intarcia in 2018 as VP Global Quality and Engagement, previous to this Anders was the Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi […]
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Michele D’Alessandro
VP and CIO, Manufacturing IT at Merck
Michele is Vice President and CIO for the Manufacturing Division with Merck.  In this role, she provides strategic leadership, oversight and delivery of information technology and digital solutions for the Merck Manufacturing Division.   A change agent […]
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Dennis Nsenkyire
VP, Strategy & Deployment Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson
Dennis is responsible for leading a high performing team responsible for designing, developing, and executing Janssen’s integrated end-to-end supply chain strategic roadmap in partnership with R&D, Commercial and global cross-functional teams. Success in his current role […]
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Daniel Couto
Chief Operating Officer at Vedanta Biosciences
Daniel Couto is the Chief Operating Officer of Vedanta Biosciences, a leading Microbiome company. Mr. Couto is an Operations Management Executive with over 25 years of experience starting and advancing Biopharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing organizations to […]
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Stephen Scypinski
VP Pharmaceutical Technology at Daiichi Sankyo
Dr. Stephen Scypinski received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ USA. Involved in pharmaceutical research and development for over 30 years, Dr. Scypinski has held positions at […]
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Traci Seaman
VP, Head of Global Quality Strategy & Business Operations at Takeda
Traci ran her own consulting company for nearly 15 years, focusing on issues management. She primarily worked with pharma companies with warning letter and consent decrees. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MBA […]
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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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Michael Boyson
VP, Head of Product Operations, Oncology & Small Molecule, Strategy and Business Excellence at Takeda
Mike is responsible for global operations strategy, including life-cycle planning and overall operations value management for Takeda’s oncology portfolio and select small molecule therapies. Mike joined Takeda Oncology in 2002. Since that time, he has held […]
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Saul Fink
VP Pharmaceutical Development at Goldfinch Bio
Saul is Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development at Goldfinch Bio where he leads teams for small molecule and biological assets to provide CMC strategic guidance, budgets and all operational activities to establish a supply chain for clinical […]
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Jean Bender
VP Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology at Visterra Inc.
Jean Bender is VP, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology accountable for leading all CMC activities for Visterra’s product pipeline. Prior to Visterra, Jean led the BioProcess Engineering department at Medimmune LLC where she was responsible for process […]
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Brendan Hughes
SVP Global Manufacturing Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brendan is responsible for all of BMS Pharma and Biologics manufacturing from internal and external sources. He is based in Devens MA. Brendan joined BMS as Head of CMC Strategy for Biologics in 2012. From 2015-2020 […]
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Thomas Seewoester
VP External Supply Operations at Amgen
Thomas Seewoester is the Vice President External Supply, an organization that orchestrates a global operations network of external partners for contract development and manufacturing, materials, components and devices to extend Amgen’s capacity and capabilities. Prior to […]
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Andrey J. Zarur
Founder & CEO at GreenLight Biosciences, Inc.
Andrey co-founded GreenLight Biosciences in 2008 to develop advanced biological solutions to overcome some of the biggest challenges faced by the human race, including sustainable food production, response and preparedness for pandemics, and global access to […]
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Pascal Bécotte
Global Executive Committee, Global Sector Leader – Functional Practices, Country Manager – Canada & Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates
Dr. Pascal Bécotte leads the firm’s Canadian operations and leads the firm’s global Corporate Officers practice which includes the Finance, Human Resources, Operations & Supply Chain, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance and Corporate Affairs practices. Pascal is […]
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Franck Chassant
Head of Rare Disease, Oncology and Immunology Cluster (RDOI) at Sanofi
Since he completed his PharmD degree, Franck has been working in the industry for 20 years, with roles of growing responsibilities in pharmaceutical, vaccines and biologic manufacturing operations (drug substance and drug product) as well as […]
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