Howard B. Rosen is currently a consultant to several companies in the industry and a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He previously served as Vice President, Commercial Strategy, at Gilead Sciences, Inc., where he was responsible for strategic marketing, global brand management, health economics, competitive intelligence, market research and Gilead's overall portfolio and business planning. Prior to Gilead, Mr. Rosen spent more than 10 years in various roles at ALZA Corporation, an operating company within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, most recently as President of the ALZA division of Johnson & Johnson. During his tenure at ALZA, he was responsible for product development activities, portfolio management, corporate and new product planning, mergers and acquisitions, R&D planning and technology ventures.
Prior to ALZA, Mr. Rosen managed the west coast practice of Integral, Inc., served as Director of Corporate Development at GenPharm International, Inc., and was a consultant in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Co. Mr. Rosen also serves on the Boards of Directors of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Alcobra, Ltd., Entrega, Inc., and PaxVax, Inc.
Mr. Rosen holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Stanford University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.