The BioExec Institute


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The BioExec Institute provides unrivaled access to senior BioPharma Executives from across the Nation. I found the opportunity for candid discussion valuable and the content to be very timely.

– Jim Schaeffer, Executive Director, Licensing and External Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co.

The UC Berkeley BioExec Institute brings together director and VP-level management for a six-day interactive program [3 modules of 2 days each].  Participants have unique opportunities to debate and discuss the strategies and tactics of business leadership within BioPharma and will complete the program with invaluable insight and powerful networks to help them deliver bottom-line value in this growing industry.

Click here for a complete list of industry representatives and lecturers. 

Dates and Registration

Please contact our program consultant:

Call +1.510.642.9167 Email or

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Fee: Each Module | $2,400


Mervyn J. Turner, Ph.D.
Faculty Director
Melinda Richter
Bernard Munos
Matthew Hudes
Barbara Cassens
George Serafin
Eric Walczykowski
Felix Karim Ph.D.
Dave Summa
Susan Molineaux Ph.D.
Troy Wilson, Ph.D., J.D.
Franz F. Hefti
Gene G. Kinney, Ph.D.
Martin Babler
Eric Walczykowski
Managing Director, Deloitte Recap LLC
Manuel López-Figueroa, PhD
George Golumbeski, PhD
Senior Vice President, Business Development Celgene Corporation
Casper de Clercq
Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Kenneth Hillan
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer at Achaogen
James Schaeffer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Worldwide Licensing and External Research, Merck Research Laboratories
Amit Agarwal
Keith Donnermeyer
Dr. Paul R. Billings
Regis B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Director, The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences
Stefani Wolff
William F. Gould
Patrick C. O'Brien
Chief Legal Officer for Shire Regenerative Medicine
Jay P. Shepard
President and CEO, NextWave Pharmaceuticals
K. Peter Hirth Ph.D.
Founder and CEO, Plexxikon
" As a manager, my business 'savviness' has been increased. This is a great place to meet talented and experience teachers and attendees. "
– John Murphy, Manager - Technical Support, Arcturus, Inc.
" The highlight of the program was completing the group exercises and discussing case studies. I relished the rare chance to work with people from so many different backgrounds and influences, yet within similar industries. Thanks so much for contributing to my portfolio of experiences and broadening my view of the biopharm world. "
– Laura Lane, Independent Consultant & Writer
" The BioExec Institute was exceptional in the quality of the speakers and content that were provided. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in learning strategically about the Biotech industry. "
– Martin Babler, VP Immunology Marketing and Sales, Genentech, Inc.
" Overall the program gave an excellent analysis & discussion regarding biotechnology and the stages of both a product and companies development. "
– Michelle Korenstein Schorr, Business Partner, Genentech, Inc.
" The Program was well worth it. Presentations and discussions at the BioExec Institute helped us fill some gaps and step up one of our strategic programs. "
– M. Abi Abitorabi, M.A., Ph.D. President and Acting CEO, GIRUS Life Sciences, Inc.
" The BioExec Institute program is great for entrepreneurs who need to learn fast in a short time. "
– Cheng Liu, CEO, Eureka Therapeutics
" The BioExec Institute program was invaluable. I am now armed with new-found knowledge and confidence! Shortly after completing the course I applied for a position at the British Consulate in San Francisco and I am now the Vice Consul for Life Sciences. I can't imagine having managed this without the BioExecutive course. "
– Rachel Lawley, Vice Consul - UK Trade & Investment - British Consulate-General
" Although I had previously been involved with several successful start-up companies, I was surprised at how much I learned about our industry.  The course provides a terrific overview, and the faculty are generous with their knowledge and experience.  Whether your interest is large pharma or small start-up, I would recommend the UC Berkeley BioExec Institute to anyone who wants to make an impact in this business. "
– Troy Wilson, Past President and CEO, Intellikine
" Unique program if your goal is to seek foundational biotech industry knowledge while listening directly to business thought leaders and networking with a diversity of industry professionals. "
– Frederic Bonville, Finance Director, Genentech