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Jian Irish
Global Head of Manufacturing at Kite Pharma, USA


Jian Irish has held various leadership roles over 25 years in the biopharma industry with the responsibilities for product development, launch, supply, and lifecycle management. Jian has served executive leadership roles in launching the cell therapy at Kite Pharma as the Global Head of Manufacturing and Senior Vice President of Supply Chain. Prior to Kite Pharma, she held Vice President Responsibility for Biologics Supply, Sourcing, Partnerships and Biologics Product Development at Sanofi. Jian also served executive leadership roles at Amgen in the JAPAC regional operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and oncology CMC development.

Jian Irish earned her BS in Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology in China, MS and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Chiba University in Japan, and MBA from the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles.

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