Carolina Garcia Rizo, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Evotec
Carolina is the SVP Business Development, Evotec, responsible for all the biologics business efforts.
Previously, she was the Chief Business Officer of Just and is responsible for corporate strategy, business development, finance and business operations.
Dr. Garcia Rizo has more than 15 years of strategy, business development, commercial and operational experience within the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. Carolina joined Just from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she most recently was Global Managing Director, Business Development. In this role, she was responsible for developing strategic partnerships across the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries for the commercialization of oncology-based diagnostics and companion diagnostics. Carolina also contributed to the organization’s efforts in precision medicine by developing data-driven business models and bioinformatics strategy. Previously, Carolina worked for Roche Molecular Diagnostics and managed all oncology and genomics business development efforts focusing on companion diagnostics with external pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Roche Molecular Diagnostics, she served as Director, Worldwide Strategic Market Development at Cepheid, demonstrating her successful track record of turning around underperforming markets and new market penetration. Carolina’s diverse experience also includes strategic consulting at Monitor Group (Deloitte), technology commercialization at MIT, and working as a research scientist at UCSF and Max Planck Institute.
Carolina has a M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management and a Ph.D. performed in Atomic and Molecular Physics at C.S.I.C. (Spanish National Research Council), C.N.R.S. (French National Center for Scientific Research) and University of California, Berkeley, where she was Fulbright Scholar.