Susan Desmond-Hellmann is an American manager and president of product development for Genentech. In addition to her work at Genentech, Hellmann is an adjunct associate professor at the University of California, and serves on the board of directors for the Association for Cancer Research and for the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
Desmong-Hellmann was named the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s “Woman of the Year” for 2006. She was named to ‘Fortune’ magazine’s “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list, and ‘The Wall Street Journal’ listed her as one of its “Women To Watch.”
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