Sr. Vice President Operations, AbbVie, North Chicago, IL USA
Azita Saleki-Gerhardt is president of AbbVie Operations, where she leads a team of scientific, engineering, business, quality, supply chain, security, purchasing and manufacturing professionals responsible for supply and distribution of all AbbVie products, as well as a number of corporate services. She was divisional vice president, Quality, Global Pharmaceutical Operations, responsible for the quality of Abbott’s portfolio of global biological, chemical and pharmaceutical products prior to being named president, Global Pharmaceutical Operations for Abbott, where she held responsibility for the supply chain, quality, manufacturing and distribution of Abbott’s proprietary pharmaceutical products. Following the separation of Abbott and AbbVie, Saleki-Gerhardt became President, AbbVie Operations. She has been published in a number of scientific publications and has been awarded several patents related to pharmaceutical sciences. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in pharmaceutics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.