Chi-Chi Zhu, M.B.A.
Director of Strategic Alliances, Novartis
Chi-Chi Zhu is Director, Strategic Alliances for Novartis, responsible for creating technology-based and drug discovery collaborations. Previously, Ms. Zhu was Vice President for Business Development for Surface Logix, Inc., a biotech company developing innovative biological microsystems to advance drug discovery and development. Prior to that, Ms. Zhu was Director of Business Development for Celera Genomics. As part of the founding team at Celera, she played a critical role in structuring, negotiating and implementing strategic collaborations with other biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Celera, she was with the Corporate Business Development Department at Perkin-Elmer Corporation, located in Wilton, CT focusing on mergers & acquisitions. She has an MBA from Boston College with full scholarship, and a BS and MS. from Tufts University in Chemistry.