Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer
Elizabeth Jeffords currently serves as the chief commercial and strategy officer of Alkahest, a biotechnology company focused on developing treatments for age-related and neurodegenerative diseases. Prior, Elizabeth worked in commercial leadership for Genentech & Roche for 17 years, where she launched over one dozen brands and was responsible for over $10B in annual revenue. Most recently, she served as the vice president of the ophthalmology franchise in south San Francisco and chief executive officer and director of Roche Norway in Oslo, Norway. She held numerous additional roles at Roche and Genentech including global business unit head of Established Products and US head of pricing & contracting. Earlier in her career, Elizabeth worked as a bench biochemist at Yale University and University of California, San Francisco. She holds a bachelor of science in biology and management from Yale University and a master of business and technology as a Fulbright Scholar from the University of New South Wales. Elizabeth serves on the executive committee for Women’s Health for Springboard Enterprises and volunteers on the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s (HBA) San Francisco chapter advisory board. Elizabeth was named an HBA Rising Star in 2009 an HBA Luminary in 2014 and is a recent Women in Bio Boardroom Ready graduate.