Biogen Appoints Camille Lee As SVP Alzheimers Disease Therapeutic Area


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Biogen
(NASDAQ: BIIB) announced the appointment of Camille Lee as Senior Vice
President, Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Area, effective today.


In her new role, Ms. Lee will be responsible for the design and
execution of commercial strategy for the company’s late-stage
Alzheimer’s disease assets and will work in partnership with Biogen’s
Research & Development function in overseeing Biogen’s entire
Alzheimer’s portfolio. She will be based in Cambridge, Mass., and report
directly to Chief Medical Officer Alfred Sandrock, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.


Ms. Lee brings to Biogen more than 30 years of industry experience. In
her most recent role as Senior Vice President, Diabetes & Obesity
Marketing at Novo Nordisk, she led a team of more than 500 professionals
while overseeing the marketing of all in-line and future brands as well
as market access strategy. During her time in this position, Novo
Nordisk successfully launched two brands that achieved leadership in
their therapeutic areas.


Camille’s experience in preparing markets and launching products for
highly prevalent diseases will serve us well as we aspire to move toward
commercializing our late-stage Alzheimer’s disease candidates,” said Dr.
Sandrock. “Her track record aligns perfectly with our mission to deliver
transformative therapies for neurodegenerative diseases to patients who
desperately need them.”


Prior to taking a leadership role for Novo Nordisk’s diabetes and
obesity franchises, Ms. Lee worked across the organization. Her tenure
at Novo Nordisk included positions of increasing responsibility in such
functions as competitor intelligence, product launch planning, and
international marketing for multiple endocrine products.


Biogen’s R&D in Alzheimer’s is an inspiration, and I am honored to be
joining a company that has such an unwavering commitment to the
community,” said Ms. Lee. “I look forward to working with the team as we
aim to bring therapies to the market that could make a difference to the
thousands of patients and their families that we serve.”


Ms. Lee holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State
University, Long Beach, and an M.B.A. from Copenhagen International
Management Institute.


About Biogen
Through cutting-edge science and medicine,
Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies
for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative
diseases. Founded in 1978, Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology, and
today the company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat
multiple sclerosis; has introduced the first and only approved treatment
for spinal muscular atrophy; and is at the forefront of neurology
research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s
disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Biogen also manufactures and
commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. For more information,
please visit www.biogen.com.
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