Diem Nguyen, Ph.D.

Diem Nguyen

Executive Vice President, Biopharma Partnerships

Diem Nguyen, Ph.D., serves as executive vice president of biopharma partnerships for PPD, responsible for developing customized solutions for the company’s partners and clients to help meet their evolving needs.

Dr. Nguyen has more than 20 years of experience and extensive expertise in pharmaceuticals. In her career, she has led a succession of global commercial businesses spanning multiple therapeutic areas and large commercial teams delivering billions of dollars of annual revenue.

Dr. Nguyen joined PPD from Pfizer, where most recently she served as global president, Americas, Pfizer Essential Health and global sterile injectables, responsible for commercial businesses in the U.S., Latin America, Canada and Puerto Rico. In that role, she had P&L responsibility with more than $11 billion in annual revenue and commercial responsibilities across multiple therapeutic areas in solid oral dosage, sterile injectables, biosimilars and devices. Her customer reach included health care professionals, hospitals, retail generics and government agencies.

She also led commercial development for the sterile injectables business with more than $6 billion in annual revenue globally in conjunction with R&D, medical, regulatory and manufacturing, and she drove product ideation, development, manufacturing and commercial strategy. Dr. Nguyen also spearheaded the creation of the biosimilars business with Pfizer, which includes the functions noted above as well as global market-shaping efforts in corporate affairs, regulatory and global manufacturing localization.

Previously, Dr. Nguyen held a series of senior leadership positions with increasing responsibility at Pfizer, including as regional president, North America, global established pharma, responsible for five independent commercial businesses in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Nguyen earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular genetics at the University of Virginia, as well as an MBA from UVA’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

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