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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
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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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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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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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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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Brendan O’Callaghan
EVP, Global Head of Industrial Affairs 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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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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Gerard Greco
Global Quality Officer at Takeda
Dr. Greco joined Takeda as the first Global Quality Officer of the company five years ago. Since that time he has led the transformation of Global Quality at the company in the development of one Quality […]
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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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Ken Kent
SVP, Chemical Development & Manufacturing at Gilead
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John Kelly
VP, Quality Operations and Environment, Health & Safety, Pfizer Global Supply at Pfizer Inc.
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Ger Carmody
Global VP, Pharmaceutical Operations at Merck
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Mark Butchko
Sr. Director, Global Quality Laboratories at Lilly
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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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