Gerald Lema

Former President-Japan at Baxter International, Inc.

Gerald Lema

Gerald Lema

Former President-Japan at Baxter International, Inc.


Gerald Lema is on the board of FibroGen, Inc. and Catalyst, Inc. and Representative Director & Partner at Cylon Capital KK. In his past career he occupied the position of President-Asia Pacific at Baxter International, Inc., President-Japan at Baxter International, Inc. and Vice President-Asia Pacific Division at Abbott Laboratories and Chairman of Abbott Japan LLC (a subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories). He received an undergraduate degree from Universidad del Valle and an MBA from A.B. Freeman School of Business.

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Interim President at FibroGen, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at McDonald's Corp.

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Former Director, Executive Vice President & Chief Science Officer at Astellas Pharma, Inc.

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Former President at Cardinal Health Systems, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Innomedica Ltd.

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Chairman at Cibus Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer at Nationwide Foundation

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Founder at Dell Technologies, Inc.

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Former Chair & Chief Executive Officer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Former President-Japan at Baxter International, Inc.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Universidad del Valle is a public, departmental, coeducational, research university

Master's Degree in Business Administration

The A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, originally the College of Commerce and Business Administration, was established in 1914 and is a founding member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting body for collegiate schools of business. Today, the Freeman School is a leading, internationally recognized business school with more than 2,500 students in programs spanning the globe. With innovative curricula that combine outstanding classroom instruction with distinctive experiential learning opportunities, the Freeman School is dedicated to preparing current and future business leaders to contribute positively to their organizations and their communities. In its Essential Science Indicators index, Thomson Scientific ranks the Freeman School in the top 1 percent of institutions based on citations in business and economics between January 2000 and April 2010, with 197 faculty papers collectively cited 1,864 times. Among institutions that produced at least 100 indexed papers in the field during that period, Freeman's impact score of 9.46 cites per paper places it at No. 70 of the 181 institutions in the top 1 percent.

Career History
Vice President-Asia Pacific Division

Abbott Laboratories engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of a broad and diversified line of health care products. It operates through the following segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Nutritional Products, Diagnostic Products, Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products, and Other. The Established Pharmaceutical Products segment refers to the international sales of a line of branded generic pharmaceutical products. The Nutritional Products segment caters to the worldwide sales of adult and pediatric nutritional products. The Diagnostic Products segment markets diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, and alternate-care testing sites. The Vascular Products segment trades coronary, endovascular, structural heart, vessel closure, and other medical device products. The Other segment comprises of Abbott Medical Optics. The company was founded by Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, IL.


Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide. Baxter had 2011 sales of $13.9 billion and has approximately 48,500 employees.

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Independent Director
2017 - Current

FibroGen, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutics. It focuses on the hypoxia-inducible factor and connective tissue growth factor biology to develop medicines for the treatment of anemia, fibrotic disease, and cancer. The company was founded by Thomas B. Neff on September 29, 1993 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.


Abbott Japan LLC manufactures and supplies pharmaceutical medicines. It manufactures medicines for nervous and respiratory agents. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Member, Board of Directors
2009 - Current

Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business.

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Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business.

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Former President of United States

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Chiron Health, Inc. operates as a Web-based platform that connects physicians. It offers athenahealth integration, carecloud integragation, kareo integration, greenway integration and telemedicine API. The company was founded by Charlie Kolb and Andrew W. O'Hara in 2013 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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Glassbreakers, Inc. develops software that offers mentorship for women. It offers data-driven mentorship, talent development, community management, actionable analytics, customization, and easy onboarding. The company was founded by Eileen Carey and Lauren Mosenthal and is headquartered in San Franscisco, CA.

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