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Kenneth Hillan

Head of Therapeutics
Since February 2019, Dr. Hillan has served as Head of Therapeutics of 23andMe, Inc., a privately-held consumer genetics and research company.

From October 2011 to December 2017, Dr. Hillan was Chief Executive Officer of Achaogen, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, where he was President and President of R&D from January 2018 to October 2018 and a member of the Board of Directors from October 2011 to October 2018.

Previously, Dr. Hillan worked at Genentech, Inc. from 1994 to 2011, where he led the medical and scientific strategies for its Immunology, Tissue Growth and Repair, or ITGR, drug portfolio, and held a number of key leadership positions in research and development, including Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, Inflammation; Vice President of ITGR; Vice President of Development Sciences; and Vice President of Research Operations and Pathology. He also served as Genentech’s Senior Vice President and Head of Clinical Development and Product Development Strategy in Asia-Pacific for Roche in Shanghai, China.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of Zymeworks, Inc., and Sangamo, Inc., both public biotechnology companies. Dr. Hillan previously served on the Board of Directors of Relypsa, Inc. from June 2014 to September 2016, when it was acquired by Galenica AG.

Dr. Hillan received his M.B. Ch.B. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS, Glasg), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath). Dr. Hillan has authored dozens of scientific publications and is a named inventor on almost 50 issued patents.

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Thursday, January 20

11:30am EST