Cristi Shaw is the former Chief Executive Officer at Kite, a Gilead Company, and is a renowned leader with more than 30 years of experience across the biopharmaceutical industry. As CEO, Shaw oversaw advances in cell therapies targeting cancer. Shaw previously served as president of BioMedicines at Eli Lilly, U.S. Country Head and President of Novartis Corp., and North American Head of Novartis Oncology. Shaw was honored with the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Woman of the Year Award in 2023.
Shaw now works as an independent director for ReAlta Life Sciences and Beam Therapeutics. She serves on the Advisory Board for GLG and as a director of Avantor, Inc., an executive committee member of the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
In 2017, she cofounded the More Moments More Memories Foundation with her younger sister, Shelley, inspired by their sister's battle with multiple myeloma. The Foundation helps people living with cancer and their caregivers access healthcare innovations, including assistance to enroll in clinical trials.
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