Manufacturing Process Changes for Biologics: Experience Matters
Robert A. Bradway,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert A. Bradway became Amgen’s president and chief executive officer in May 2012. Bradway served as the company’s president and chief operating officer from May 2010 to May 2012 and was appointed to the Amgen Board of Directors in October 2011. He joined the company in 2006 as vice president, Operations Strategy, and served as executive vice president and chief financial officer from April 2007 to May 2010. Prior to joining Amgen, he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley in London where he had responsibility for the firm’s banking department and corporate finance activities in Europe. Bradway joined Morgan Stanley in New York as a health care industry investment banker in 1985 and moved to London in 1990 where he served as head of the firm’s international health care investment banking activities until assuming broader corporate finance management responsibilities. Bradway holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard University. He is a member of the board of directors of Norfolk Southern Corporation.
Jonathan M. Peacock,
EVP and CFO
Jonathan M. Peacock joined Amgen as chief financial officer in September 2010. In this role, he is responsible for finance, investor relations operations and strategy and corporate development.
Peacock joined Amgen from Novartis Pharmaceutical AG, where he had served as chief financial and administration officer since 2005. He also was responsible for IT, Purchasing, Strategic Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions at Novartis. In addition, Peacock was responsible for Novartis’ malaria program, a corporate citizenship initiative in conjunction with the major donor organizations, to supply the company’s malaria medicine at cost to countries throughout Africa.
Previously, Peacock was a partner at McKinsey and Company, working for the consulting firm’s Amsterdam, Zurich and London offices. He also was a partner at Price Waterhouse in New York and London. He has an MA degree in Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is a Chartered Accountant.
Madhavan (Madhu) Balachandran is Amgen’s executive vice president, Operations. Balachandran oversees the company's global manufacturing operations, quality, product and process engineering, and capital projects.
From October 2007 to August 2012, Balachandran served as Amgen’s senior vice president, Manufacturing, responsible for operations at Amgen’s commercial manufacturing locations and Amgen’s supply chain. Before that he spent five years in Puerto Rico as vice president, Puerto Rico Operations, with responsibility for all manufacturing in Puerto Rico as well as major capital projects designed to establish a bulk manufacturing operation on the island. Since joining Amgen in 1997, Balachandran also held roles as vice president, Information Management, and director, Engineering Operations Services.
Before joining Amgen, Balachandran worked in a number of professional and senior management roles at Burroughs Wellcome, Battelle Memorial Institute, and Copley Pharmaceuticals in engineering, manufacturing, and consulting.
Balachandran holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, an MS in chemical engineering from the State University of New York in Buffalo, and an MBA from East Carolina University.