Board of Directors

Shehnaaz Suliman, M.D., M.B.A., M.Phil 

President and Chief Operating Officer at Alector

Director

Dr. Suliman has served as a member of our Board since January 2019. Dr. Suliman currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at Alector, Inc. She was previously Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy of Theravance Biopharma, Inc., a position she held from July 2017 to March 2019. Prior to her position at Theravance, Dr. Suliman worked for Genentech, Inc. as Group Leader and Project Team Leader in the R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Group from September 2010 to May 2015 and then as Vice President and Global Therapeutic 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, advising public and private companies on buy- and sell-side transactions. She is on the board of directors at 10X Genomics, a life science technology company. Dr. Suliman received her M.D. 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.