Sesha Neervannan, PhD Sr. Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Development, Allergan

Dr. Sesha Neervannan is currently Sr. Vice President, R&D, at Allergan, responsible for Drug Product Development for all modalities, across all Therapeutic Areas.

Sesha brings rich experience, spanning over 25 years, working in the Life Sciences industry helping develop medicines.  He is a distinguished thought leader and expert in global drug development of novel therapeutics from discovery through commercialization with an emphasis on innovation, processes and strategies, and a strong track record of securing multiple global product approvals.  Recognized for inspiring high performing teams, translating strategy into results-driven objectives with a strong focus on people development.   Serves on advisory boards for non-profit organizations and consortiums dedicated to innovation as well as to influence healthcare policy.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, where, as a Life Sciences industry ambassador, he assists with the UK Foreign Direct Investment mission in bringing UK based startups to relocate to Irvine

Sesha received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas.