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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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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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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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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Wolfram Carius
EVP, Pharmaceuticals Product Supply at Bayer AG
Prof. Wolfram Carius is the Executive Vice President Pharmaceuticals Product Supply (Chemicals, Pharma, Biotech, Devices) at Bayer AG and is a member of the Executive Committee for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Prior […]
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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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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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Gerard Greco
Global Quality Officer at Takeda
In September 2014, Dr. Gerard Greco joined Takeda as Global Quality Officer. Dr. Greco has more than 34 years’ experience in quality leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry. At Takeda, Dr. Greco has introduced key transformations […]
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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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Brendan O’Callaghan
SVP & Global Head Biologics Platform 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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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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Al Boyle
SVP Technical Operations & Quality at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Al is Senior Vice President of Technical Operations and Quality 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, […]
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Uwe Buecheler
Corporate SVP Biopharmaceuticals at Boehringer Ingelheim
Uwe Buecheler, 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, Biological Safety and Quality. 2006 he was appointed site […]
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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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Ariel Alon
VP Technical Operations Americas & Special Technologies at Novartis
Ariel Alon is Vice President Technical Operations at Novartis. He is responsible for the Americas and special technology manufacturing and supply organization at Novartis Technical Operations. He provides clear vision, long-range strategic planning and a culture […]
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Remo Colarusso
VP Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson
Remo Colarusso is Vice President, Janssen Supply Chain (JSC) at Johnson & Johnson. In this capacity, Remo is responsible for the global manufacturing and supply management of all J&J pharmaceutical brands. He is a member of […]
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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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Sandra Casaca
Executive Director Quality at Allergan
Sandra Casaca serves as the Executive Director Quality Site Head at Allergan since 2018. Sandra is responsible for Quality organization, which encompasses Quality Assurance (including Quality on the Floor), Quality Engineering, Quality Systems, Quality Control and […]
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Mihaela Simianu
Executive Director, Engineering, Head of Sterile Liquids Commercialization at Merck
Dr. Simianu is Head of Sterile Liquids Commercialization within Global Vaccines and Biologics Commercialization member of Merck Manufacturing Division. She leads biologics, vaccines and sterile pharmaceuticals product development and commercialization and supports in-line sterile product life […]
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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 Vice President of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, accountable for leading and delivering (through contract partners) all aspects of CMC for Visterra’s therapeutic product pipeline. Responsibilities include process and analytical method development, characterization and […]
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Brendan Hughes
VP MS&T at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brendan leads MS&T for Bristol Myers Squibb with responsibility for all technologies used in manufacturing including biologics, pharma products, parenterals and devices.  Brendan is based in Devens MA. Brendan joined BMS as Head of CMC Strategy […]
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Thomas Seewoester
VP Site Operations at Amgen
Thomas Seewoester is the Vice President of Site Operations for the two Amgen sites in West Greenwich, Rhode Island and Woburn, Massachusetts. At Amgen’s 75-acre West Greenwich campus the company manufactures the drug substance or active […]
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Michael Boyson
Head of Product Operations, Oncology & Small Molecule, Strategy and Business Excellence at Takeda
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Adeline Low
VP Core Operations at Recursion Pharmaceuticals
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Keith Lamb
VP Product Quality Pharma R&D at GSK
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Jon Cammack
Chief Quality and Compliance Officer at Nevakar
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LeAnn Pipkins
VP Global Supply Chain at Gilead
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