Senior Vice President and President, Operations, AbbVie
Dr. Azita Saleki-Gerhardt leads a team of scientific, engineering, business, quality, supply chain, security, purchasing, and manufacturing professionals responsible for supply and distribution of all AbbVie products. She joined Abbott in 1993 as a research scientist, and over her 20-year career there, she worked in key positions in science and technology, manufacturing, and quality assurance. Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt previously led technical support for commercially marketed pharmaceutical products and was responsible for the quality of Abbott’s portfolio of global biological, chemical, and pharmaceutical products prior to being named president of global pharmaceutical operations. She became president of AbbVie operations following the separation of Abbott and AbbVie.