Ann Lee
Ann Lee
Senior Vice President, Genentech, and Head, Global Technology Development, Roche
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ANN L. LEE is Senior Vice President at Genentech and Head of Global Technical Development at Roche. She is responsible for developing process and analytical technologies, scale-up, manufacturing, control and delivering GMP clinical supplies for all new product candidates in the pipeline. She leads a global organization consisting of Biologics Technical Development, Small Molecules Technical Development, Device and drug delivery development, IMP Quality Assurance, Clinical Supplies Management, Project and Portfolio Management, Planning, Processes, Systems, and Manufacturing Science and Technology support. Lee is accountable for all CMC strategies and execution for pipeline products and commercial product technical improvements. Prior to joining Genentech in September 2005, Lee worked for 16 years at Merck & Co., Inc., where she held several leadership positions in vaccine development in the Merck Research Laboratories. She was also project leader for a number of vaccine products and franchise leader of bacterial vaccines. She served as Vice President, Chemical Technology and Engineering, in the Merck Manufacturing Division. Lee holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and a PhD from Yale University. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Society of Women Engineers, Sigma Xi, a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and serves on various academic and scientific advisory boards. She received the Corporate Innovation Award from the AIChE. She was named among 150 most influential women in Bay Area Business and awarded the Genentech Women Professionals’ Leadership Award. She was Associate Editor of Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, organizer of numerous conferences, and an invited lecturer at various meetings and universities. She is actively involved in company-wide recruiting efforts and mentoring boys and girls in science.

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