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  NorCal BioPharmaPM: Perspectives on the Practice of Project Management in Biotechnology over the Last 15 Years
Date:   Monday, October 11, 2010
Time:   6:00 - 9:30 PM

South San Francisco Hilton Garden Inn

Sponsor:   NorCal BioPharma PM
Event details:  

An interactive discussion about best industry practices for Project Management in Biotechnology. The keynote speakers have 40 years of combined experience in instituting Project Management Offices and refining the practice of Project Management from early to commercial development of global programs.

The presenters will speak about the following topics, and offer counter perspectives to:

  • Team Models
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Necessary Background for a Successful Project Manager
  • Value of Project Management

About the speakers:

Rajendra Mohabir, Ph.D.

Raj has 20 years of industry experience.  He started off his career as a Staff Scientist at Syntex Discovery Research. He then held roles of increasing responsibility in project management/team leadership at Roche in Palo Alto, Genentech and Amgen.  He also had expanded management responsibility at Amgen where he was Head of Oncology Project Management.  He returned to Roche Palo Alto in 2008, where he was Site Head for Global Project Management.  In Q3 2009, he returned to Genentech, where he is currently the Head of Project Management for Genentech Research and Early development. 

Raj has a Bachelors degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University, a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Dalhousie University, and completed post-doctoral training in Cardiology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Timothy Yang, PMP

Tim has worked at Genentech, Inc. for 19 years across multiple functions including Manufacturing, Clinical Research, Commercial and Product Development/Project Management.  His current role is as an Associate
Director in the Portfolio Management and Operations group, primarily supervising Project Managers.

Tim holds a Bachelors in Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Music Theory and Performance from UC Santa Cruz, and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. He is also PMP certified.

Additional information and/or registration:  

Registration required through the NorCal BioPharma PM Website.

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