Kristine Peterson has served on our Board since March 2016.
In her previous role as Chief Executive Officer at Valeritas, Inc., from June 2009 to February 2016, she evolved the organization from an early-stage company to a fully commercial operation, following the U.S. and EU approvals of its drug-device in type-2 diabetes.
Ms. Peterson has more than 30 years of industry experience, including as Company Group Chair of Johnson & Johnson’s, or J&J, biotech groups. In that role, she was responsible for research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of oncology, immunology, and other biotechnology therapeutics for J&J. Previously, she was Executive Vice President for J&J’s global strategic marketing organization.
Prior to J&J, she was Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Biovail Corporation and President for Biovail Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, Ms. Peterson spent 20 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb where she held assignments of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales, and general management, including running the cardiovascular/metabolics business unit and the generics division.
Ms. Peterson currently serves as a member of the boards of Amarin Corporation, Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Immunocore Holdings plc and ImmunoGen, Inc. and was previously an advisor to the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association.
She has a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
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