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Geoff Slaff

Lecturer, Technology Management Program
President, GFSlaff Consultancy

I am a proven senior business executive with over 29 years of experience in operations. After earning a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering I have performed successfully in global pharma/biotech companies, a small start-up, and in a European company. I am now consulting for organizations working in biopharma and global health and teaching university students. Leadership: Led global, technically diverse organizations composed of up to 1500 scientist and engineers; managed budgets in the $350MM range; built successful interdisciplinary teams and recruited, retained and developed high quality individuals; was an active member of functional and corporate level executive management teams. Broad technical and functional expertise: Was actively engaged in developing research discoveries into commercial products; built a broad understanding of business and financial principals and how to apply them; hands on experience leading manufacturing, process development, quality, EH&S, risk management, capital and process engineering, and drug delivery organizations; skilled in all aspects of biotech and pharmaceutical production technologies.

ABOUT

Education: 

  • Ph.D.  Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1984)

  • M.S.E. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1982)

  • B.A.  Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentrate, B.A.  University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA (1977)

 

Experience

Tech Venture Experience: 

Amgen Inc., Synergen Inc., Laboratories Serono S.A.