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Maya R. Said

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Maya R. Said is Global Head of Oncology Policy and Market Access.  In this role, she drives the overall strategy for Global Oncology on pricing, market access, stakeholder engagement and other areas related to patients’ access to Novartis Oncology products including the creation of payer-relevant clinical, Real W orld Evidence (RW E) and economic evidence.

Prior to joining Novartis, Maya was Vice President of Global R&D Strategy, Science Policy and External Innovation at Sanofi, where she was also a member of the Sanofi Global Leadership Team, the Global R&D Executive Committee and chaired the External Opportunities W orking Group which reviewed and approved all external opportunities within the scope of Global R&D (Discovery to Phase 3b).  In her tenure at Sanofi, Maya played an important role in establishing Sanofi’s new R&D model and open innovation approach, driving many collaborations and in novative deals as well as building up Sanofi’s partnering, strategy, science policy, and competitive intelligence capabilities across R&D. Maya joined Sanofi after having spent seven years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where she was a core member of BCG’s HealthCare and Strategy practice areas as well as BCG’s Strategy Institute. She has held research and teaching positions within the Department of Biological Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has also held research positions at the W oods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the Hewlett Packard Research Labs, and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Maya is the author of numerous scientific and strategy publications including the first textbook chapter on Biological Signal Processing and an instructor's manual on Discrete-Time Signal Processing.

Educational Background

Maya completed her undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and holds dual undergraduate degrees in Biology, as well as Electrical Engineering & Computer Science with a minor in Economics.  Maya did her graduate studies at MIT and earned a Master of Science in Toxicology, a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Systems Biology.