SGA Talent’s 2020 List Of The Top 60 Women Leaders From The Top 10 Biotech & Pharma Companies

For over 31 years it has been our focus to emphasis the importance of diversity and inclusion by identifying, recruiting and engaging these highly accomplished professionals. Among our recent engagements, we have been requested to identify  women executives from the top 50 Biotech & Pharma companies to include the board of directors as part of a succession planning project. As we prepare to release our next study, we wanted to share with you our list of the top 60 women executives. 
Congrats to all who made our list!
Amgen  Victoria H. Blatter, Senior Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs
Amgen  Judy Gawlik Brown, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs
Amgen  Tia Bush, Senior Vice President Quality
Amgen  Lori Johnson, Executive Vice President Human Resources
Amgen  Corinne Le Goff, Senior Vice President, General Manager, U.S General Medicine
Amgen  Cynthia M. Patton,, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
Amgen  Arleen Paulino, Senior Vice President Manufacturing
Amgen  Annalisa Pizzarello, Senior Vice President,  Results Delivery Office
Amgen  Susan Sweeney Senior Vice President, Global Product Strategy & Commercial Innovation
Gilead  Jyoti Mehra, Gilead’s Executive Vice President,  Human Resources
Gilead  Johanna Mercier,  Chief Commercial Officer
Gilead  Christi Shaw Chief Executive Officer,  Kite
Gilead  Taiyin Yang,  Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing
Biogen Susan H. Alexander  Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary 
Vertex Carmen Bozic,, Executive Vice President , Global Medicines Development and Medical Affairs 
Vertex Reshma Kewalramani, M.D.,  Executive Vice President, Global Medicines Development and Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer
Vertex Nia Tatsis, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer
Vertex Nina Devlin, Senior Vice Presidentt, Chief Communications Officer
Vertex Stephanie Franklin, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer 
Illumina Paula Dowdy  Senior Vice President, General Manager of Commercial Operations,  Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Illumina, Aimee Hoyt, Senior Vice President,  Chief People Officer
Illumina Susan Tousi, Senior Vice President of Product Development
Illumina Gretchen Weightman, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Operations for Asia Pacific and Japan 
Regeneron Hanne Bak, Senior Vice President, Preclinical Manufacturing & Process Development
Regeneron Beth Levine,  Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
Regeneron Marion McCourt, Senior Vice President, Commercial
Regeneron Sally A. Paull, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Alexion  Tanisha Carino, Ph.D Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Alexion  Ellen Chiniara, J.D. Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Alexion Indrani Franchini, J.D. Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
Alexion Anne-Marie Law,  Executive Vice President, Chief Human Experience Officer
Alexion Aradhana Sarin M.D. Executive Vice President,  Chief Financial Officer
Alexion Rana Strellis Senior Vice President, Global Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility
BioMarin Amy Wireman, Group Vice President Of Human Resources
BioMarin Brinda Balakrishnan, M.D.PhD, Group Vice President Corporate and Business Development
Agilent Diana Chiu Vice President, Agilent Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Agilent Nancy Lelicoff is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and Clinical Affairs
Agilent Darlene Solomon Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer  
Pfizer Lidia Fonseca, Executive Vice President Chief Digital & Technology Officer
Pfizer  Angela Hwang, Group President of Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group
Pfizer Dawn Rogers, Executive Vice President Chief Human Resources Officer
Pfizer Sally Susman, Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Johnson & Johnson Ashley McEvoy, Executive Vice President Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices
Johnson & Johnson Jennifer Taubert is Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals
Johnson & Johnson Kathy Wengel, Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer 
Abbvie Laura J. Schumacher.Vice Chairman, External Affairs and Chief Legal Officer 
Abbvie Azita Saleki-Gerhardt, Ph.D. Executive Vice President, Operations
Novartis Shannon Thyme Klinger, Group General Counsel
Novartis Susanne Schaffert, President, Novartis Oncology
Novartis Marie-France Tschudin, President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Novartis Natacha Theytaz, Global Head, Novartis Business Assurance & Advisory, Head, Internal Audit
Merck Julie Gerberding, Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy & Population Health
Merck Jennifer Zachary, Executive Vice President,, General Counsel
Sanofi Caroline Luscombe, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Sanofi Kathleen Tregoning, Executive Vice President, External Affairs
Bristol-Myers Squibb Severine Lacourt Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Sandra Leung Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Bristol-Myers Squibb Kathryn Metcalfe is Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Bristol-Myers Squibb Ann M. Powell is the Global Head of Human Resources 
Bristol-Myers Squibb CeLois Steele Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion Partnership Engagement

If you are looking for recruitment research, recruiting, staffing, succession planning or competitive intelligence, let’s have a conversation. In the meantime, let’s congratulate these highly accomplished professionals.


Sheila Greco

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