Annette Bak recently joined Astra Zeneca as Senior Director as Head of Advanced Drug Delivery. Her career has been in the pharmaceutical industry (Amgen, Merck, and Astra Zeneca) as she enjoys the opportunity to impact public and global health through innovative medicines. She has impacted numerous discovery and early development programs through preformulaton, formulation, and drug delivery efforts leading to new entities in the clinic and commercial space. She publish on a regular basis, for example on new ways to develop and deliver biomolecules and pharmaceutical cocrystals. She has more than 35 publications, numerous conference abstracts, and presentations at international conferences.
Connecting and developing others has also been central in Annette’s career, and she has successfully coached reports and mentees leading to impact in their careers. She is a passionate volunteer in American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and in that context contributed to the scientific and professional development of the wider community via leadership of meetings, scientific and professional publications and presentations. She was the annual meeting programming chair for the 2016 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in Denver, CO and is currently serving on the AAPS Executive Council as member-at-large.