Adrienne Graves, PhD

Ophthotech, Nicox, Oxurion, Akorn, Surface Pharma

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Ophthotech, Nicox, Oxurion, Akorn, Surface Pharma


I am a corporate board member, visual scientist, and former CEO with extensive experience creating growth and delivering results in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. A strong relationship builder, I forged global partnerships at clinical, scientific, corporate and board levels and brought multiple early pharmaceutical agents through clinical trials to commercialization. I led the US subsidiary of a 120 year-old Japanese company and was selected as the first female, non-Japanese global corporate officer. I am known as a transformational leader who has guided global teams on successful acquisitions and partnerships. I have presented at international venues on topics including leadership development, scientific careers, women's leadership and mentoring and scientific and business development.