Clare M. Carmichael was Appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer at Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Date of management change: August 15, 2011 

What Happened?

Cheshire, CT-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals has Appointed Clare M. Carmichael as Chief Human Resources Officer


About the Company

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare diseases. Our shared purpose to serve patients in need drives us to find answers, change the world, and create a legacy. Alexion`s three highly innovative therapies treat patients with four severe and ultra-rare diseases, and we are committed to developing additional therapies that have the potential to transform patients` lives. Today, Alexion is advancing the most robust rare disease pipeline in the biotech industry, which, in addition to our complement and metabolic clinical programs, includes more than 30 diverse preclinical programs across a range of therapeutic modalities. Alexion has more than 3,000 employees serving patients in 50 countries. Our global headquarters and research operations are based in New Haven, Connecticut and our EMEA headquarters are in Zürich, Switzerland. We also have global supply chain and operations headquarters in Ireland, manufacturing facilities in the United States, and local and regional operations in countries around the world. Alexion was ranked number 5 by Science magazine in its Top Employer Survey and has also been ranked as one of the top companies on the Forbes "World`s Most Innovative Companies" list every year since 2012.


About the Person

Clare Carmichael is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals. She is responsible for Human Resources on a global basis, with the goal of continuing to build a cohesive organization with integrated, high performance teams.   Ms. Carmichael brings 30 years of HR experience with global pharmaceutical and biotech organizations to the organization. Prior to joining Alexion, she was SVP, Global Human Resources at Watson Pharmaceuticals, where she established and executed a strategy to successfully transition the workforce from a siloed U.S.-centric operation to a globally-focused matrix organization. Clare also held several HR positions at Schering-Plough, including Vice President of Global Human Resources at the Schering-Plough Research Institute, where she was selected for the global HR lead role for R&D to help drive cultural change in the organization. While at Schering-Plough, she also spearheaded integration activities when the company acquired Organon Biosciences. Clare also worked as the Vice President of HR at Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, leading the human resources function in the company from its post-IPO phase into the commercial phases of development and in Human Resources at Pharmacia Corporation.   Ms. Carmichael received a bachelor’s degree from Rider University and completed the University of Michigan Human Resources Executive Program.


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