Kumar Srinivasan, Ph.D., MBA, in his most recent role served as executive vice president and chief business officer at Turning Point Therapeutics with responsibility for corporate strategy and business development, including collaborations and alliances where he successfully lead the sale of the company to Bristol Myers Squibb for $ 4.1 billion.
Kumar has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, most recently as vice
president and global head of business development for the BioPharmaceutical business unit of AstraZeneca.
During his 9-year tenure at AstraZeneca, Dr. Srinivasan was responsible for all in- and out-licensing, business development and alliance management activities within several therapeutic areas on a regional and global scale. During the pandemic Kumar lead the licensing and global supply agreements for the AstraZeneca’s vaccine and mAb cocktails and contributed significantly to the success of both these programs which made a tremendous impact on global health.
In addition, he previously held executive level business development roles at Wyeth; Vivoryon (formerly known as Probiodrug), a publicly traded biotech based in Germany; and Torrey Pines Therapeutics. Earlier in his career, he held scientific roles at biopharmaceutical companies, Sibia Neurosciences and Genta.
He has a Ph.D from Case Western University in chemistry, did his postdoctoral work at Caltech under Nobel Laureate Professor Frances Arnold and has an MBA with a concentration in finance and strategy from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.