Azita Saleki-Gerhardt, Ph.D.
Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt is an executive with extensive experience leading the operations function of a global biopharmaceutical company. She currently serves as the executive 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, having previously served as senior vice president, operations from 2013 to 2018. AbbVie was formed in 2013 as a spin-off from Abbott Laboratories. She spent more than twenty years at Abbott Laboratories in a variety of senior management roles focused on operations, manufacturing, and quality.
Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt holds a B.A. degree, an M.S. degree, and a Ph.D., each from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.