Meet Our People

Our Leadership

In a short period of time, TransCelerate has achieved unprecedented progress, delivering tangible impact to benefit the broader biopharmaceutical industry. All this would not have been achievable without the active engagement and sponsorship from some of the most senior leaders in the industry.

In just a few years, our leaders have made significant strides toward our goal of making clinical development more efficient. TransCelerate leadership has an unwavering dedication to assessing, refining and creating processes to make the drug development environment efficient, safe and innovative.

Leadership Profiles

Chief Executive Officer

Dalvir Gill
Chief Executive Officer, TransCelerate BioPharma Inc.


Lynn Marks (Secretary)
Senior Vice President, Projects, Clinical Platforms & Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline
Andy Lee (Treasurer)
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck

Board of Directors

Alfred Sandrock
Senior Vice President, Head of Development Sciences and CMO, Biogen
Corsee Sanders
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Product Development Innovation & Clinical Operations, Roche
Elias Zerhouni
President of Global R&D, Sanofi
Garry Neil
Chief Scientific Officer, Medgenics, Inc.
Iris Loew-Friedrich
Executive Vice President, Biopharma Development Solutions and Chief Medical Officer, UCB
Jan Lundberg
Executive Vice President of Science and Technology, Eli Lilly & Co.
Klaus Dugi
Senior Vice President, Medicine and Chief Medical Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim
Patrick Vallance
President, Pharmaceuticals R&D, GlaxoSmithKline
Paul Stoffels
Chief Scientific Officer, Worldwide Chairman of Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson
Takuko Sawada
Senior Executive Officer, Executive General Manager, Global Development, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Bernhardt Zeiher
President, Global Development at Astellas Pharma
David Nicholson
Senior Vice President, Actavis Global Brands Research & Development, Actavis/Forest
Michael Severino
Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, AbbVie
Paul Biondi
Senior Vice President, R&D Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Patrizia Cavazzoni
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Head of Development Operations, Pfizer
Roy Baynes
Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Development, Merck Research Laboratories
Elliott Levy
Senior Vice President, Global Development, Amgen

Operations Committee Chair

Jonathan Zung
Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Sciences and Operations, UCB

Head of Delivery Excellence & Corp Affairs

Janice Chang
Head of Delivery Excellence & Corporate Affairs, TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc.

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