‘Alumni Perspectives’ Webinar Series

Alumni Relations and the Postgraduate Career Service look forward to welcoming our next speaker in the ‘Alumni Perspectives’ Webinar Series on Thursday 21 October at noon – 1pm (BST) / 3pm (UTC)

Our speaker is alumnus – Sarah Holland (MBA 1998), Chief Business Officer at VectivBio, who will discuss – “My Pharma-Biotech Lifecycle”.  

Sarah will talk about her career in the global pharma and biotech industry – covering the peculiarities of drug discovery, development and deal-making, as well as start-up formation and funding, the impact of the pandemic (including a virtual IPO!), trends and future industry outlook.

Sarah has strong leadership track record over a 30+ year career, building high performing global teams with challenging missions. She is a skilful, impactful dealmaker through licensing, M&A and spin-outs. Sarah led a breakthrough drug to FDA and EMA submission and launched two >$1bio brands. With a good appreciation of all aspects of creating a successful drug, she has a proven ability to learn new fields quickly and drive rapid delivery of valuable innovation. Sarah is also passionate about supporting the successful combination of family and career.

Prior to VectivBio, Sarah served as Global Head of Licensing and Head of R&D at Lonza and led External Science and Partnering at Sanofi. Sarah held positions of increasing responsibility with Roche for over a decade, where she drove multiple deals and built and led the M&A assessment and integration team.

If you have any questions about this event and to register, please contact – madonna.fyne@manchester.ac.uk

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