Joanne Beck, PhD
Executive Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations
Joanne Beck, PhD, is Executive Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations at Celgene, where she oversees the company’s Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain, Engineering, and Quality. Celgene develops and manufactures products on multiple technology platforms, including small molecules, biologics, and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies.
Prior to Celgene, Dr. Beck was Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development at Shire, where she was responsible for all aspects of pharmaceutical drug and device development and launch. Prior to Shire, she held various leadership positions in Abbott’s Global Pharmaceutical Operations and was the site head of Abbott Vascular Instruments GmbH in Germany. Prior to Abbott, Dr. Beck held roles of increasing responsibility in Process Development at Genentech and Amgen. She holds a BA in chemistry from Lewis and Clark College, a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Oregon Medical School, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco.