Azita Saleki-Gerhardt, Ph.D.
Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt has served as the Senior Vice President, Operations at AbbVie Inc., a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world's most complex and critical conditions. AbbVie was formed in 2013 after its spin-off from Abbott Laboratories. Prior to this role, Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt spent more than twenty years at Abbott Laboratories in a variety of senior management roles, including President, Global Pharmaceuticals Operations from 2011 to 2012; Division Vice President, Quality Assurance, Global Pharmaceutical Operations from 2008 to 2010; Divisional Vice President, Manufacturing Science and Technology, Global Pharmaceutical Operations from 2004 to 2007.
Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt holds a B.A. degree, an M.S. degree, and a Ph.D. each in pharmaceutics and each from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.