ProcureCon Pharma US 2017

October 24-October 26, 2017

Westin Philadelphia, PA

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Speakers

Ron Perry
Ron Perry
Vice President, Global Procurement
Pfizer Global Supply & Global Operations
Dapo Ajayi
Dapo Ajayi
Chief Procurement Officer
AstraZeneca
Ed McAndrews
Ed McAndrews
Head of Procurement, North America
AstraZeneca
Andrew Shigo
Andrew Shigo
Global Head, Strategy Realization and Procurement Operations
Roche Pharmaceuticals
Marcelo B. Cunha Loureiro
Marcelo B. Cunha Loureiro
Head of Procurement for Americas
GlaxoSmithKline
Joe Shatynski
Joe Shatynski
Head of Strategic Business Services: Senior Director
Daiichi Sankyo Inc.
Joe Shatynski, P.E., C.P.M., CPSM, leads the strategic business services function at Daiichi Sankyo Inc as Senior Director – which includes strategic sourcing, agency management, patient assistance programs, production operations, procurement, fleet, real estate portfolio strategy, sample compliance and promotional distribution functions.    
Areas of focus include building a world class business operations, strategic sourcing and supplier management program and driving innovation, continuous improvement and efficiencies to the Procure to Pay process.
Joe led international procurement teams for marketing & sales at Pfizer and Pharmacia and R&D, manufacturing & buying /planning procurement teams at Roche.  Previously, he worked in new product process development at Roche.
Joe holds an MBA from NYU in Marketing & International Business, an MS and BS in Chemical Engineering from NJIT.   He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of NJ.  Joe is chair of the ISM Pharmaceutical Forum and has been recently named to the Industrial Advisory Board of the Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering Department at NJIT.
James Tornos
James Tornos
Senior Director of Global Procurement
Pfizer

As Senior Director of Global Procurement at Pfizer, James Tornos, PhD, MCIPS, CPSM has responsibility for all aspects of non-clinical R&D goods and services procurement, including categories such as Discovery Sciences Outsourcing, Toxicology & Lab Models, Capital Equipment & Servicing, Research Supplies, API, Drug Product, Clinical Packaging and Analytical Services. James’s team’s responsibilities include developing outsourcing strategies, executing strategic sourcing, category management, contract negotiations, and supplier relationship management. James has worked for Pfizer for 11 years, both in the UK and USA and previously at AstraZeneca. James graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Chemistry and spent 5 years as a process development chemist at AstraZeneca, prior to moving into an outsourcing and procurement role. James lives in Madison, Connecticut with his wife and two sons.

Moushmi Culver
Moushmi Culver
AVP, Global Lead for Research & Development Sourcing & Procurement
Merck & Co., Inc.
Moushmi P. Culver is Associate Vice President Global Lead for the Merck Research & Development Sourcing & Procurement team based in Kenilworth,NJ, who source and perform procurement activities across all areas of Merck Research Laboratories, covering annual spend of
$2.4B.
Moushmi joined Merck in July 2000 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in Manufacturing,Global Procurement Office of the MMD President and the Corporate Strategy Office where she held engineering, sourcing, critical business and strategy planning roles.
Moushmi holds a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology,Hoboken, NJ, and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University,Bethlehem, PA. Moushmi lives in NJ and is married with two sons.
Ahmet Karacaoglu
Ahmet Karacaoglu
Executive Director, Head of Global Strategic Sourcing
Alexion

Ahmet Karacaoglu is the Head of Global Strategic Sourcing at Alexion Pharmaceuticals. In his role, he is leading procurement’s transformation into a strategic function and developing category management strategies for a total global spend of $1.8B. Prior to joining Alexion, Ahmet was the Head of Procurement at Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he built the Strategic Sourcing function and organization from the ground up. He was responsible for the procurement function and developing strategic partnerships to achieve both commercial synergies and competitive advantage. Ahmet and his team developed category-specific sourcing strategies and served as lead negotiators for enterprise-wide spend. Prior to joining Noven, Ahmet served as the Global Director of Procurement for Indirect at Shire Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw a global spend of approximately $1B/yr. He has over 15 years of experience in strategic sourcing and supplier management in both direct and indirect categories at a global level. Ahmet is experienced at transforming decentralized procurement organizations into globally-connected, locally-wired business functions that drive performance through robust sourcing processes and demand management. He is well-regarded as a strategist and change agent who finds innovative solutions to business problems and challenges. He holds a BS in Economics from Istanbul University and an MBA in Finance and Information Systems from Drexel University.

Chantal Sarmanoukian
Chantal Sarmanoukian
Executive Director, Head of Strategic Procurement,
AMAG Pharmaceuticals
Tanya Momtahen
Tanya Momtahen
Vice President & Head of Global Procurement, Scientific & Clinical,
Sanofi
Tanya Momtahen is Vice President, Global Scientific and Clinical Procurement in Sanofi since September 2014. Tanya is responsible for all clinical and scientific outsourcing and those markets for Sanofi Group – worldwide. She ensures internal knowledge and awareness of markets, suppliers and technologies for all relevant categories within that perimeter and manages an international team that develops sourcing strategies balancing risks and opportunities that are aligned with the business needs. Her team leads key supplier relationships and drives the development of new market opportunities.  The team is based across the globe and leverages this for the benefit of Sanofi outsourcing and supplier management.
Tanya previously worked in research and development for more than 25 years. Most recently she was the Vice President, Anti IL-6R Global Project Head in the Immunology and Inflammation area in Sanofi, where she transitioned the project from phase 2 through to the first phase 3 results. This product was recently approved in the US in 2017.  She led the project, which is co-developed with Regeneron, for 3.5 years. Over the past 15 years within Sanofi she has held several R&D leadership positions, including Head of Development and Realization for the previous Fibrosis and Wound Repair Unit and the Vice President of Metabolism Project Direction.
Prior to Sanofi, Tanya was a project leader at Glaxo Welcome in the late ‘90s. She started her career in medicinal chemistry in research at Rhone Poulenc Rorer in 1989. She holds a M.S. in organic chemistry from Villanova University and a B.A. from Immaculate University.
Brian Portugal
Brian Portugal
Senior Director of Purchasing
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
Brian Portugal is the Senior Director of Purchasing for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has witnessed the transformation of the company from a primary focus in Genomics Research and Development to a transition into Clinical Research and ultimately into a pharmaceutical company. The company’s primary mission was achieved in February 2017 with the launch of Xermelo, a drug treatment for Carcinoid syndrome diarrhea.  Currently, Brian supports customers in the Commercial Manufacturing, Sales Operations and Medical Affairs groups. 
Prior to coming to Lexicon, Brian worked with SmithKline Beecham and Pfizer (Animal Health) in their Strategic Purchasing and Special Projects areas.  It was during his tenure at Smithkline Beecham where he received indoctrination on the importance of Purchasing through the companywide program “Simply Better Purchasing”. From that point on, he knew where he could make a difference.
Leading and participating in cross functional teams are his preferred method for process improvement. “Facts and Data” are the foundation of these teams and their process. He strives to live up to his favorite quote: “You can’t get what you don’t ask for…”
Prior to his career in Purchasing, Brian was involved in the administration of long term rehabilitation centers focusing on helping the mentally and physically challenged patient populations.
Brian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychobiology, and a Masters  in Occupational Therapy and Public Administration. In his spare time he enjoys photography, music, sports cars, architecture and art.
Tom Cichon
Tom Cichon
Head of Sourcing & Procurement Operations
Pacira
Tom Cichon is the Head of  Procurement for Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a leading  biopharmaceutical company, which combines groundbreaking pain management science. Tom leads the entire Procurement Operations and Strategic Sourcing functions, supporting worldwide growth as a commercial enterprise. His organization partners with all functions, departments and country offices to drive process, innovation, renovation, cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives across the entire enterprise.
Tom’s career spans across more than 30 years of increasing levels of leadership in the Procurement & Sourcing arena. In addition to Tom’s role with Pacira, he also serves on the Board of Advisors for Bio Business Solutions (one of the largest Pharma GPO's in the US) and ISM-CT as well as various professional procurement consulting and advisory committees. Prior to joining Pacira, Tom held senior leadership procurement positions with Alexion Pharmaceuticals, CIGNA Healthcare and Quest Diagnostics.
Tom holds a Political Science degree from the University of Connecticut. He currently resides in Cromwell, CT. His hobbies include coaching his kids in sports, playing golf and reading political and historical books.
Sean Cumbie
Sean Cumbie
Head of Procurement & Global Biotech
AstraZeneca
Karen Fedele
Karen Fedele
Head of Integrated Procurement Solutions
Shire
I am responsible for Shire’s Procurement Center of Excellence, a best-practices oriented team of procurement professionals who support the Procurement organization by creating and managing the tools, methodologies and processes that enable Procurement to work more effectively with its stakeholders.  Our focus extends beyond just reducing costs – it’s on adding additional value by minimizing risk and maximizing resources to create a stronger Shire, a company positioned to help more patients. Prior to joining Shire I held various positions with Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics and Procter and Gamble and I’ve worked in a number of different industries including government defense contracting, manufacturing, high tech, information publishing, consumer packaged goods and pharma/bio-pharma ranging from start-up to well-established organizations.  I currently chair the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Certification committee, responsible for overseeing the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD™) certifications.
Procurement manages Shire’s supplier diversity program and Small Business Administration Subcontracting Plan and collaborates with other functions like Responsibility and EH&S to ensure our third-party suppliers comply with Shire’s policies and positions (i.e., Code of Ethics, etc.)
Chad Friesz
Chad Friesz
Head of Procurement, US Business Unit, Oncology & Vaccines
Takeda

A senior procurement and supply chain professional and leader with over twenty years of experience in procurement strategy, category management, strategic sourcing, operational procurement, supply chain management, and consulting with demonstrated success in the pharmaceutical, automotive, high tech manufacturing, consumer products & retail, and medical device industries. 

Chad has held various leadership roles in Takeda Procurement and Finance, most recently as the Head of Global Procurement Process & Systems.  In this role Chad was responsible for leading the change agenda to design global upstream and downstream processes as well as the associated systems implementation, including the development of Takeda’s first Procurement Digital strategy.  Prior to Takeda he worked for Ernst & Young LLP in the Procurement and Supply Chain advisory services practice.

Chad holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Ratan Ratnesh
Ratan Ratnesh
Director & Head of Clinical Outsourcing
Otsuka
Thomas Cho
Thomas Cho
Head of Corporate Procurement: Director,
Ultragenyx
Michelle Charpentier
Michelle Charpentier
Senior Director Source To Pay, Head of Indirect Procurement
BioMarin

Michelle is a seasoned Finance Operations leader with experience that includes: Ground up development of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations functions, delivery of Source to Pay Transformation Initiatives and BPO/Shared Services leadership. She has extensive experience managing finance back office work in: retained, outsourced, offshore and shared service center models and a proven track record delivering large scale process transformation projects. Michelle has led Source to Pay and Travel Programs across industries as well as business sectors such as high tech and Pharma. Michelle has a Master of Science in Systems Management from Notre Dame de Namur University.

Adam Randall
Adam Randall
Director, R&D Sourcing & Procurement
Merck & Co., Inc.

Adam is responsible for managing the research services spend for the Discovery Sciences area of Merck Research Laboratories (MRL). He is responsible for developing world class procurement strategies as well as provide overall category management for a very diverse group of activities covering Chemistry, Pharmacology, Translational Medicine, and Biologics & Vaccines.   Adam previously worked in Direct Materials Procurement where he managed categories in the Chemicals, Vaccine, and Biologics space. Adam also managed categories in Marketing and HR services and worked in site roles at the Arecibo, Puerto Rico and West Point, PA manufacturing plants.  Outside of Merck Adam has worked in business development as well as engineering in the aerospace industry. 

Vincent Djuhadi
Vincent Djuhadi
Director, Development And Sourcing, Discovery and Product Development
Teva Global R&D

Vincent Djuhadi, MS, MBA has been part of Development and Sourcing Lead at Teva since 2011.  In collaborations with Global Procurement in Israel, Vincent supports the Discovery and Product Development, a division of Teva Global R&D, in the identification, selection, and partnerships/relationship development and management of CDMO/CRO as well as key Suppliers/Vendors globally.  In addition, in collaborations with Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, and Supply Chain, Vincent is also responsible for leading and managing a number major CMO globally in all aspects of CMC related to registration, production, and supply of APIs used in several key commercial products.

Prior to Teva, Vincent has worked for a number of pharmaceutical companies in various capacities including Technical Operations, Procurement, Head of Manufacturing, Process and Product Development, and Quality for Cephalon Inc., Schering Plough, and Johnson & Johnson.

John Ure
John Ure
Senior Director Commercials & Corporate Procurement
Mallinckrodt
Edward Karski
Edward Karski
Senior Director – Science & Technology Outsourcing, Center of Excellence
Mallinckrodt
Laurin Vincent
Laurin Vincent
Global Alliance Leader
Genentech
Mark Davis
Mark Davis
Director – MedImmune Procurement Business Partner,
AstraZeneca

Mark Davis the business partner to AstraZenca’s MedImmune Biologics division.  He has broad international and cultural experience in the pharmaceutical sector. His background across both organic chemistry and business has led to equal experiences in technical development and strategic procurement roles. Mark is passionate about solving unique problems, embracing disruption and innovative breakthroughs at the cross-roads of business and science.

Steven Cray
Steven Cray
Director of Supplier Relationship Management
Shire

Steve has been part of the Supplier Relationship Management team for Shire’s Small Molecule focused Operating Unit since the role was first established in 2008.  His experience includes a number of fast paced growth oriented companies and spans finance, operations, business development and consulting.  This multi-faceted business experience has formed the basis for his business strategist and coach approach to the Supplier Relationship Management role.  

Valdas Jurkauskas
Valdas Jurkauskas
Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing & Quality
Corbus Pharmaceuticals

Valdas Jurkauskas, PhD, is the Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing and Quality at Corbus Pharmaceuticals, where he is responsible for all CMC activities and supply chain. Dr. Jurkauskas’ expertise is in process development, drug substance and drug product manufacturing, commercial process validation, and regulatory filings. Prior to joining Corbus, Dr. Jurkauskas led Technical Operations at STA Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., a WuXi AppTec Company, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Process Development at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Merck & Co., Inc.. He was a member of Chemical Development at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Jurkauskas earned his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the guidance of Professor Stephen L. Buchwald and his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Toronto.

Anthony Emma
Anthony Emma
Associate Director of Procurement Operations
Novo Nordisk
Lisa Khan
Lisa Khan
Director, Strategic Sourcing, Professional Services & IT
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lisa is a senior leader in sourcing and procurement with expertise in strategic planning, operational execution, stakeholder partnering and supplier relationship management. Lisa’s experience comes from her time in a top tier consultancy, public accounting, and industry roles with Fortune 100 and 500 finance and pharmaceutical companies. In these roles, she grew a deep appreciation for what is needed to successfully build and lead cross-functional teams in negotiations, outsourcing, policy development, process improvement, and change management efforts. Lisa attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving an MBA in Business, as well as the University of Houston Honors College where she obtained her BBA in Accounting. In her personal time, Lisa enjoys expanding her education, health and fitness activities, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Rea Tachdjian, C.P.M.
Rea Tachdjian, C.P.M.
Procurement Management | Global Strategic Sourcing | Category Partner | Supplier Management
University of South Florida
Arash Azadegan
Arash Azadegan
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Rutgers Business School

Arash Azadegan (PhD, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University) is an Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School and the Director of Supply Chain Disruption Research Laboratory (SCDrl). Dr. Azadegan has an active stream of research focused on humanitarian supply chains and crisis management. Among his ongoing projects, he is working on research that explores the nature of trust and reciprocity among inter-sectoral collaborations during humanitarian relief. A related project focuses on detailing the network structure and nature of relationships among NGOs during hurricane Sandy. A second stream of project focuses on the influence and effectiveness of leadership traits in managing large scale disasters. Dr. Azadegan has shared his research findings in numerous national and international venues, including Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Transportation Research Board in Washington DC and at multiple Universities in China. He has close collaborative relationship with NYU’s International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (INTERCEP) which is dedicated to regional and organizational resilience. Dr. Azadegan’s work is published in several top operations, supply chain and management journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal, Journal of Business Ethics and the Decision Sciences Journal among others. Dr. Azadegan is an active member of Production Operations Management Society (POMS) and Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and serves on the executive board of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals – New York.

Iana Shaheen
Iana Shaheen
Ph.D. Candidate
University of South Florida

Iana Shaheen is a 2nd year Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida. Her key research interests include supply chain disruptions, leadership, sustainability, and disaster relief management. She has been involved with several projects regarding product returns, leadership, and transportation logistics. Iana’s research is accepted for presentation at several major Conferences, including Production and Operations Management Society, Academy of Management, Academy of Marketing Science, LogiPharma, and Decision Sciences in 2017. In collaboration with Dr. Arash Azadegan, Iana has a proceeding at Academy of Management titled “Leadership in the Face of Major Supply Chain Disruptions: Differentiating between Baseline and Contextual Traits.” She currently has an article under review at Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Edward McAndrews
Head of Procurement, North America,
AstraZeneca
Christopher Ianelli
Founder & CEO
iSpecimen

Chris conceptualized and founded iSpecimen in response to the precision medicine movement and the growing demand for biospecimens by life science researchers.  As CEO, he is responsible for the company’s growth, performance, and corporate direction.  Under his leadership, iSpecimen has become a dominant player in research sample procurement, recently developing and launching the industry’s first and only true marketplace platform connecting researchers with healthcare providers and biorepositories.

Prior to launching iSpecimen, Chris served as Managing Director at Leerink Partners (formerly Leerink Swann), a leading healthcare and life science investment bank, where he managed the expansion and delivery of services and directed strategy to develop new healthcare data and information assets for the firm. At Leerink, Chris launched Health Insight Technologies, a healthcare informatics company that was spun out of the firm as Humedica and acquired by UnitedHealth Group in 2013. 

Prior to Leerink, Chris was a co-founder and Managing Director of Boston Medical & Scientific Advisors, a healthcare investment research firm ultimately acquired by Leerink. He received both his Ph.D. in Immunology and his M.D. from Tufts University and completed his residency training, including a year as Chief Resident, in Pathology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dana Small
Sourcing Manager
BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Dana Small is a Sourcing Manager at BioMarin Pharmaceutical supporting Global Commercial Operations.  She has worked within the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry for almost 15 years and filled a wide range of support functions during her 10+ years within finance.  Her time in Strategic Sourcing has been spent on a multitude of indirect categories that depended on strategic thought partnership, data driven analytics, and category management to produce hard dollar / P&L savings enterprise wide.

Brian  Bonnell
Brian Bonnell
Marketplace Director
Scientist.com

Brian is an engineer/MBA with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Prior to joining Scientist.com he was an internal consultant driving strategic procurement projects at AstraZeneca, including the AstraZeneca Innovation Marketplace (AIM). He developed the Strategic Sourcing function at Human Genome Sciences as the company launched its first commercial product. He led several successful international projects as a process engineer at Merck & Co., and he has taught Supply Chain Management as an Adjunct Professor at Mount St Mary’s University. At Scientist.com he is focused on collaborating with industry partners to break down barriers to external innovation. Brian has a BS in Chemical Engineering, an MBA from Penn State and is currently completing a MS in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins.

Greg  Fly
Greg Fly
Global Procurement Business Partner for the US Business Unit
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Greg Fly is the Head of Vaccines Procurement for Takeda Pharmaceuticals based in Cambridge, MA supporting Takeda’s Vaccine Business Unit globally. His role includes business partnering with the Vaccine Leadership Team ensuring close collaboration and alignment between Global Procurement and the business. Prior to joining Takeda in 2015, Greg spent 13 years with Merck & Co. where he supported their Vaccines and Biologics Research Laboratories as a Biochemical Engineer before moving into R&D Procurement. Greg also led the Procurement organization for Secant Medical, a Biomedical Textile manufacturer. He has held various roles within R&D Procurement and has over 17 years of leadership experience in Procurement and Operations.

Dr. Elizabeth Iorns
Dr. Elizabeth Iorns
Founder & CEO
Science Exchange

Dr. Elizabeth Iorns is the Founder & CEO of Science Exchange, the Co-Director of the Reproducibility Initiative, and is a part-time partner at Y Combinator. Elizabeth has a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research (UK), and before starting Science Exchange in 2011 was an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami (where she remains an Adjunct Professor). Elizabeth has received a range of honors and recognition, including the Kauffman Foundation Emerging Entrepreneur Award, one of Nature Magazine’s ‘Ten People Who Mattered’, and one of WIRED’s '50 Women Who Are Changing The World'. Elizabeth is focused on the development of innovative models to promote the quality and efficiency of scientific research.

Jennifer Sadr
Jennifer Sadr
Head of Prof Services, US. Commercial Services, Global Pharma Procurement
Genentech

Jennifer Sadr leads a team that manages the professional services work within the US Commercial organization, spanning various categories: Consulting, Marketing Insights, Data, Training, Meetings and Events and Patient Access Services. She started her career in process development more than 15 years ago at Wyeth and joined Genentech in March 2005. She has spent the majority of her career working with contract manufacturing teams helping to manage their outsourced manufacturing processes. Throughout her professional career, she has had the opportunity to negotiate global projects across the pharmaceutical supply chain. She has been successful in collaborating globally and cross-functionally with businesses and suppliers to find innovative and sustainable solutions to business challenges. Jennifer graduated from University of Delaware with a BS in Chemical Engineering and currently resides in San Francisco, California.

Shreyas  Murthi
Shreyas Murthi
Principal
ZS Associates

Shreyas is a Principal with ZS in the San Francisco office. He has been a consultant in the healthcare industry for 12+ years. His focus is on building commercial organizations, specialty therapeutics and analytics for decision making, and he has lead a variety of sales and marketing engagements with emerging and established biopharmaceutical companies. Shreyas also leads the procurement relationship function at ZS Associates, working with multiple companies on building sustainable partnerships and driving innovation. Shreyas holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley. He also has an MS in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University and a BS in Computer Engineering.

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Partner
A.T. Kearney
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Jenna Williams
Program Director
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