Elizabeth Jeffords |Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Alkahest, Inc.

Elizabeth Jeffords is a global biotech leader, advisor, and investor.  She is currently Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer for neurology and aging start-up Alkahest, in San Carlos, CA.  As a consultant in maternal and women’s health, Elizabeth became involved with Tara Health, Springboard Accelerator, and the Portfolia Femtech fund. Elizabeth worked in commercial leadership for Genentech & Roche for 17 yearsMost recently she served as the Vice President of US Ophthalmology in South San Francisco, General Manager and CEO of Roche Norway in Oslo, and Global Head of the Established Products Business Unit and Global Head of Commercial Operations in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to Genentech, she worked in bench science at Yale and UCSF, as a strategy consultant, and in business development at a software start-up.  She holds a BS in Biology and Management from Yale University and a Masters of Business and Technology as a Fulbright Scholar from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Elizabeth was named the 2009 HBA Genentech Rising Star, and in 2014 was further named one of HBA’s Luminaries. She currently volunteers on the HBA San Francisco Chapter Advisory Board as well as an Advisor on the Springboard Life Sciences Council and Women’s Health Hub Executive Committee.