Vice-President and Executive Director for Biomedical Technologies Cluster of Skolkovo Foundation. Natalia is responsible for developing innovative ecosystem and bringing innovative solutions to Healthcare, Pharmaceutical industry and Agro-tech.
Prior to joining Skolkovo in December, 2018 Natalia committed over twenty years to the pharmaceutical industry, holding top-managerial positions within leading pharmaceutical companies. Natalia started her career as a Medical Director at Bayer AG and later continued as a Regional Head for Ethical Products of Bayer HealthCare in Russia and CIS countries. In the following years Natalia held positions of Regional Business Head for Merck KGaA Oncology business in Russia and CIS countries, Chief Strategy Officer within the largest Russian pharmaceutical company Pharmstandard, General Manager in the Russian branch of the major world CRO Quintiles.
During that time Natalia has driven implementation of strategic innovations and best practices in all business functions across organization with special focus on pipeline development, precision medicine, multi-channel and patient-oriented solutions, while generating strong basis for companies’ substantial growth and leading position in the selected strategic markets. Elaborating her extensive experience, Natalia effectively led business transfer under several global M&As at country level, adopting cross-cultural approach for new company.
Natalia graduated from Moscow State Medical University and continued her professional education at Columbia University, School of Physicians & Surgeons, NYC, USA. Natalia holds scientific degree in NeuroScience and MBA degree from the American Institute of Business and Administration.