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Global Head, R&D and Member of the Executive Committee at Shire
Philip J. Vickers, Ph.D. is Global Head of Research and Development at Shire. Dr. Vickers is responsible for overseeing Preclinical Research, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Drug Safety, Quality Assurance and Compliance and Medical Affairs at Shire. He oversees the organization’s growing product portfolio and plays a key role in developing and executing Shire’s global business strategy. Dr. Vickers is a member of Shire’s Executive Committee and chairs the company’s Pipeline Committee.
Dr. Vickers has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to his role at Shire, Dr. Vickers held executive and senior-level positions with several companies, including Resolvyx Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer.
Dr. Vickers holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biochemistry from the University of Salford, Manchester. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.