Alan Walker | VP of Marketing & Development, Kaneka Americas Inc.

Dr. Walker obtained his BA & MA in Natural Sciences and King’s College, Cambridge with a Major in Organic Chemistry.

Followed by a Ph.D. at Rice University, Houston, Tx. working with Ron Parry in Biosynthesis.

After working  at The National Center for Toxicological Research, a branch of the FDA, Dr. Walker  worked at Abbott Laboratories in Chicago and Pharmacia and Upjohn in Michigan before joining Kaneka Corporation in NYC to run their North American Fine Chemicals business where he takes care of Commercial, Development  and biopharmaceutical Marketing & Business Development. He established Kaneka’s Center of Excellence for Business Development & Open Innovation and is responsible for Kaneka’s Life Science Business Development at the new Kaneka US Innovation Center on the West Coast.