CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced the appointment of Camille Lee as Senior Vice President, Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Area, effective today.
In her new role, Ms. Lee will be responsible for the design and execution of commercial strategy for the company’s late-stage Alzheimer’s disease assets and will work in partnership with Biogen’s Research & Development function in overseeing Biogen’s entire Alzheimer’s portfolio. She will be based in Cambridge, Mass., and report directly to Chief Medical Officer Alfred Sandrock, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Ms. Lee brings to Biogen more than 30 years of industry experience. In her most recent role as Senior Vice President, Diabetes & Obesity Marketing at Novo Nordisk, she led a team of more than 500 professionals while overseeing the marketing of all in-line and future brands as well as market access strategy. During her time in this position, Novo Nordisk successfully launched two brands that achieved leadership in their therapeutic areas.
“Camille’s experience in preparing markets and launching products for highly prevalent diseases will serve us well as we aspire to move toward commercializing our late-stage Alzheimer’s disease candidates,” said Dr. Sandrock. “Her track record aligns perfectly with our mission to deliver transformative therapies for neurodegenerative diseases to patients who desperately need them.”
Prior to taking a leadership role for Novo Nordisk’s diabetes and obesity franchises, Ms. Lee worked across the organization. Her tenure at Novo Nordisk included positions of increasing responsibility in such functions as competitor intelligence, product launch planning, and international marketing for multiple endocrine products.
“Biogen’s R&D in Alzheimer’s is an inspiration, and I am honored to be joining a company that has such an unwavering commitment to the community,” said Ms. Lee. “I look forward to working with the team as we aim to bring therapies to the market that could make a difference to the thousands of patients and their families that we serve.”
Ms. Lee holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach, and an M.B.A. from Copenhagen International Management Institute.
Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1978, Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology, and today the company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis; has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy; and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. For more information, please visit www.biogen.com. Follow us on social media – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube.
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