Cinda SerianniAssociate General Counsel at Gilead Sciences CanadaSpeaker
Cinda Serianni is Associate General Counsel, Legal Affairs for Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. and member of the Canadian Leadership Team. Working in the pharmaceutical industry for over 18 years, Cinda is used to wearing multiple hats. She oversees Gilead Canada’s legal activities and policies, as well as ethics and compliance. She provides strategic and tactical legal advice to senior management, global colleagues and business clients, in a manner which furthers the company’s strategic objectives, while at the same time meets the company’s legal and compliance obligations. Cinda is the executive sponsor for employee resource groups, Women at Gilead, and the Recognition and Celebration Committee.
Cinda joined Gilead in 2008, leaving GlaxoSmithKline Inc. where she was legal counsel. Prior to her move in-house, Cinda was a litigator in Toronto, and St. Catharines, Ontario. Cinda has also been an instructor and course developer for Niagara College with a focus on adult learners. She has a passion for training and making compliance fun! She has written numerous legal articles and spoken at various programs throughout the country and abroad. Cinda has sat on a number of Boards including the Niagara Centre for Youth Care, and was appointed Governor for Niagara College.
Cinda received a LL.B degree from the University of Windsor and a B.A. from the University of Toronto. She and her husband have two hockey loving girls.
Cinda is passionate about mentoring others in all types of careers and from all walks of life. In her free time, you can find her cheering from the sidelines in cold arenas, cooking up a storm, or with a ball of yarn and a glass of wine.