Anna Long leads enterprise strategy and innovation, as well as corporate development related to mergers and acquisitions, for PPD. In this position, she is responsible for advancing PPD’s strategy and ensuring long-term competitiveness through organic and inorganic growth pathways. Long, who joined PPD in 2015, has served in several prior roles, including global head of commercial for Evidera, PPD’s peri- and post-approval business, and executive director in the office of the CEO.
Before joining PPD, Long spent much of her career in management consulting. At Monitor Group, she focused on corporate strategy, portfolio optimization, expansions into new business lines and markets, and cost optimization. She has worked across several industries, including health care and industrial chemicals.
Long earned a bachelor’s degree in international business and economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.