Lorenzo Biondi

Vice President, Medical and Regulatory Affairs
Hoffmann La-Roche Ltd – Canada

Mr. Biondi is the Vice President of Medical & Regulatory Affairs for Hoffmann-La Roche Limited, Canada.  He oversees all brand related Medical activities, Drug Information, Drug Safety, Regulatory Affairs, and Quality Management.  Mr. Biondi is a member of the Canadian Leadership (Executive) Team that establishes corporate policies and practices and sets the overall direction of Hoffmann-La Roche, Canada. Mr. Biondi’s career in the pharmaceutical industry spans 30 years.  He has been a member of an international drug development team and has overseen the approvals of more than 30 new drugs including 10 new biotechnology drugs in Canada.

Mr. Biondi has held senior appointments on a number of executive committees in industry associations (Rx & D, BIOTECanada) and professional organizations (CAPRA, HRF (Health Research Foundation)). Currently Mr. Biondi is a member of the Rx&D’s Medical and Clinical Committee and IPRC (Industry Practices Review Committee), member of the Executive and Board of Directors of PAAB (Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board) and member of the Board of Directors of Halton Healthcare Services. Mr. Biondi is a pharmacist by training, with experience in both hospital and retail pharmacy practice, and holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.