Panel: Setting Ambitious Goals to Improve the Biopharmaceutical Ecosystem

  • Discussing the growing regulatory complexity in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing. How are new guidelines and regulators’ expectations during inspections changing?
  • Taking a process-based approach to impact assessment, and customizing a setup that identifies and acts on signals proactively
  • Bringing a structured approach to your advocacy within your network of industry and trade organization connections
  • Embracing the idea that keeping things simple even in a complex environment generates the best outcomes

Pat Yang
Former EVP at Juno Therapeutics, Roche and Genentech

Dr. Patrick Y. Yang has over 35 years leadership experience in technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and operational management functions in General Electric, Merck, Genentech, Roche, and Juno Therapeutics.

He was Executive Vice President and Global Head of Roche Pharmaceuticals Technical Operations based in Basel, Switzerland from January 2010 to March 2013. In this role, he was accountable for Roche’s pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing operations, and process development. He and as previously Executive Vice President of Product Operations of Genentech, based in South San Francisco. Dr. Yang worked for Genentech for 10 years, from 2003 until his retirement in October 2013.

Prior to joining Genentech, Dr. Yang spent 11 years at Merck & Co. in various leadership positions including Vice President, Supply Chain Management, and Vice President, Asia/Pacific Operations.

Before joining Merck in 1992, Dr. Yang spent 12 years at General Electric (1980-1992), serving in research, engineering, technology, and manufacturing leadership roles with increasing scope of responsibilities.

Dr. Yang holds a Ph.D. degree in engineering from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

He a member of Board of Directors of Tesoro Corporation, Codexis, Celladon, Amyris, and PharmaEssentia.

Alison Moore
Chief Technology Officer
Allogene Therapeutics

Dr. Alison Moore is Chief Technical Officer at Allogene Therapeutics. Prior to this role, Moore served as senior vice president, Process Development,in Amgen Operations. Moore was previously vice president, Process and Product Engineering (P&PE), where she was responsible for Process Development, Clinical Operations and Global Operations Planning. Moore served as vice president, Corporate Manufacturing, overseeing Supply Chain, Contract Manufacturing, Global Distribution, Manufacturing Technologies, and Operations Risk Management. Before taking on this position, she was vice president, Site Operations at Amgen’s Fremont, California, manufacturing facility (AFR).

Before heading up the AFR facility, Moore was a director in Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls Regulatory Affairs at Genentech. Prior to her time at Genentech, Moore had previously spent nine years at Amgen in various positions of increasing responsibility within the Process Development organization.

Moore holds a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Manchester University, England, and a bachelor’s in Pharmacology with Honors from Manchester University, England. Following her doctoral degree work at Manchester University, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Medical University of Lübeck, Germany, and at Genentech.

Jerry Cacia
SVP, Head Global Technical Development

Jerry is responsible for Roche’s Global Technical Development organization. This scope includes responsibility for developing manufacturing processes and control systems for Roche’s development pipeline. This pipeline consists of over 70 New Molecular entities and over 100 development projects in pre-clinical through licensure phases of development. Jerry has been with Roche/Genentech for 30 years. He has held a number of senior leadership positions in Technical Development, Manufacturing, MSAT, and Quality prior to becoming the head of Global Technical Development in 2018.

Charles L. Cooney
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus,
and Faculty Director, Emeritus Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation

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. He has been involved as founder, advisor or board member of over 25 companies and currently sits on the Boards of Directors of Codiak Bioscience, Innovent Biologics (1801.HK), Levitronix Technologies, and is chairman of GreenLight Bioscience and Mitra RxDx. In addition, he is Trustee Emeritus of Boston Ballet, Advisor Emeritus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Trustee of the Leventhal Map Center. Other interests include: high altitude mountaineering (assents of Denali, Ama Dablam, Mont Blanc, Kilimanjaro, Huascaran). and antique map collecting.

Pascal Bécotte
Co-Leader, Corporate Officers Sector (Global Functions) & Global Leader, Operations & Supply Chain Practice
Russell Reynolds Associates

Dr. Pascal Bécotte co-leads the firm’s global Corporate Officers Sector and leads the global Operations & Supply Chain Officers Practice. Pascal is also a key member of the Healthcare and Industrial Sectors, where he advises clients across the globe on their overall talent strategy, particularly with respect to leadership assessment, succession planning and the recruitment of directors, CEOs and other senior executives. He splits his time between the Toronto and New York offices.

Pascal has more than 18 years of executive search experience, most recently with a leading global executive search firm where he was Managing Partner for the Montreal office. Immediately prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Pascal worked for Target, where he was Group Vice President for Stores and Officers in Canada. Earlier in his career, he was President of a boutique recruiting and consulting firm specialized in sales and marketing. Pascal began his career as National Sales Manager for a sportswear manufacturing company.

Pascal received a BS in engineering physics from the Royal Military College of Canada and was trained as an aerospace engineer with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He also earned Master’s and Doctorate degrees in business administration from Athabasca University in Canada, where he focused his research and dissertation on CEO succession. Pascal speaks fluent French and English.