David LaPre

Head of Pharma Global Technical Operations at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

David LaPre

David LaPre

Head of Pharma Global Technical Operations at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

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David LaPré ’74 is currently Head of Pharma Global Technical Operations at Roche. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company and the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics. Technical Operations at Roche is a global organization tasked with ensuring the availability of Roche medicines worldwide. This involves activities ranging from the scale-up of production processes for new molecules from lab to commercial scale; to manufacturing; and, ultimately to the delivery of medicines to more than 150 countries around the world. Mr. LaPré joined Roche in 1997 as Vice President of Materials Management for the Pharmaceuticals division in the US. He moved to Basel in 2002 where he led a major supply chain initiative and subsequently became Head of Global Supply Chain. Mr. LaPré returned to the US in 2007 to head Technical Operations for North America. After a special assignment as program leader for the Roche-Genentech integration, he moved to the Diagnostics division to run Global Operations in 2010. Mr. LaPré moved back to Switzerland in 2013 to assume his current role heading Pharma Global Technical Operations. Prior to joining Roche, he held various operations, supply chain and general management roles with Proctor & Gamble and other consumer packaged goods companies. Mr. LaPré received a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts and an MBA from New York University.

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Chief Executive Officer at Roche Holding AG

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President at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Director of Advancement Strategic Project at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Head-Group Human Resources at Roche Holding AG

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Member of the Enlarged Corporate Executive Committee, Global Head Pharma Partnering at Roche Holding AG

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Head-Investor Relations at Roche Holding AG

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Director at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Professor & Dean of Graduate Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Professor & Department Head-Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Head of Pharma Global Technical Operations at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
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Bachelor of Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. WPI's 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

MBA

Since its inception in 1900, New York University Stern School of Business has been in and of New York City. Founded as the School of Commerce, Finance, and Accounting, the School initially offered training to students for careers in commerce in the burgeoning financial markets of New York City. Today, located in the heart of Greenwich Village with a campus in Westchester, Stern is one of the nation’s premier management education schools and research centers with a broad portfolio of academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. With its global partnerships and engagement in NYU’s global network university, today NYU Stern is not only in and of the city, but also in and of the world.

Career History
Head of Pharma Global Technical Operations
Current

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. manufactures pharmaceutical products. It offers pharmaceutical drugs, pharmaceutical instruments, and diagnostics solutions. The company was founded by Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche on October 1, 1896 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

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Roche & Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.

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Procter & Gamble Co. engages in the provision of branded consumer packaged goods. It operates through the following segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Beauty segment offers hair, skin, and personal care. The Grooming segment comprises of shave care like female and male blades and razors, pre and post shave products, and appliances. The Health Care segment includes oral care products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and personal health care such as gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, and vitamins, minerals, and supplements. The Fabric and Home Care segment consist of fabric enhancers, laundry additives and detergents, and air, dish, and surface care. The Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment sells baby wipes, diapers, and pants, adult incontinence, feminine care, paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper. The company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

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