South San Francisco, CA — March 13, 2003 — Biotech company Genentech this week named Philippa Norman to the post of vice president for global supply chain, with responsibility for the company's supply chain management organization and strategic planning for manufacturing.
In her new position, Norman also will direct inventory management, logistics, project management, contract manufacturing and manufacturing collaborations for Genentech, which had 2002 revenues of $2.7 billion.
Norman will report to David Ebersman, senior vice president of product operations.
"Philippa brings significant expertise and extensive industry knowledge to Genentech," said Ebersman. "I'm confident that her proven leadership ability combined with her prior work in supply chain management will enable her to succeed in managing this exciting and important aspect of our business."
Norman, 39, most recently served as vice president of knowledge acquisition at Ingenuity Systems. Prior to joining Ingenuity, Norman spent nine years at SmithKline Beecham in positions of increasing responsibility in supply chain strategy development, manufacturing management and global logistics, culminating as vice president and director of a network of 10 manufacturing facilities around the world.
Early in her career, Norman worked at Eli Lilly & Co. and the Institute for Animal Health, both in the United Kingdom.
Norman received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Warwick University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Warwick Business School in the United Kingdom.