Jian IrishBS, MS, PhD, MBA
Dr. Jian Irish, Ph.D. , has been Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Kite Pharma, Inc. since December 1, 2016. Dr. Irish established her career in the biopharmaceutical industry through various global leadership roles. She joins Kite from Sanofi, where she served as the Vice President of Biologics Strategic Supply, Sourcing and Partnerships. She served as Vice President of Biologics Product Development Technology Transfer at Sanofi.
In these roles, Dr. Irish oversaw the strategy and execution of the Biologics supply chain and technical transfer processes to scale up Sanofi Biological operations. Prior to Sanofi, Dr. Irish was the Executive Director, General Manager of Japan Asia Pacific Supply Chain at Amgen as well as the Executive Director, Global Head of Contract Manufacturing where Dr. Irish made a critical impact in the commercialization of Vectibix, Xgeva and Enbrel.
Dr. Irish holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai, China, a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Chiba University in Chiba, Japan and a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles.