Dr. Fran Brown joined Certara Strategic Consulting in 2017 and is currently the SVP Integrated Drug Development and Business Operations in Certara’s Strategic Consulting Division. She is a highly respected professional with proven leadership skills and 25 years of broad experience within pharmaceutical development and due diligence. She has extensive experience with strategic and operational global drug development from early discovery to filing and post-marketing, acquired through working in multiple geographical locations including UK, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden and the USA. Fran possesses a broad knowledge of strategic drug discovery and development, with a special focus on development strategy and the application of Model Informed Drug Development.
After obtaining a degree in pharmacy and a subsequent PhD in pharmacokinetics, Fran started her professional life in the clinical pharmacology department at Hoffman-La Roche progressing to various broader roles including clinical leader, project leader, and research and licensing liaison. Following a rich career at Roche, Fran joined Biovitrum (a Swedish biotech company) as Director of Clinical Operations. In 2010, Fran founded her own consultancy business with an emphasis on using her scientific, pharmacology and development experience to support small companies on the development pathway.