Executive Team & Board of Directors

  • Executive Team
  • Board of Directors
Shehnaaz Suliman

Shehnaaz Suliman

Shehnaaz Suliman, M.D., M.Phil., M.B.A. has served on our board or directors since August 2019. In addition, Dr. Suliman has served on the board of directors for Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. since January 2019. She has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Alector, Inc. since December 2019 and as interim Chief Business Officer of Alector, Inc. since January 2020. Dr. Suliman served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy of Theravance Biopharma, Inc, from July 2017 to March 2019. Prior to her position at Theravance, Dr. Suliman worked for Roche and Genentech, Inc., as Group Leader and Project Team Leader in the R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Group at Genentech from September 2010 to May 2015 and then as Vice President and Global Therapeutic Area Head, Roche Partnering from June 2015 to July 2017. Prior to Genentech, Dr. Suliman held various management roles of increasing responsibility at Gilead Sciences, Inc., between January 2005 and September 2010. Prior to Gilead, Dr. Suliman was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Petkevich & Partners. She has previously served as a member of the board of directors of Parvus Therapeutics, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company from October 2017 to July 2019. Dr. Suliman received her M.D. (MB, ChB) at the University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa, and holds an M.B.A, with distinction, and M.Phil. in Development Studies degrees from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.