Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy
Reza Afkhami has more than 20 years of experience in corporate development and strategy. Most recently, he was Senior Director Commercial Strategy and Partnerships at Prothena, an R&D biotechnology organization, where he oversaw global commercial strategy and planning. Previously, as Head of Business Intelligence – Corporate Development and Strategy, he led business development and market intelligence efforts. Mr. Afkhami also served as Managing Director for a contract research organization, leading the restructuring of U.S. operations. He began his career in biotechnology at CV Therapeutics, where he helped the organization grow from R&D stage to a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company. He managed and supported partnerships ranging from early stage discovery to commercial partnerships, including royalty financing and M&A transactions. Mr. Afkhami holds an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in International Economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.