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2011 Ian T. Clark

Operating Partner at Clarus Ventures Honored as 2011 Honorable Mentor

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) honored Ian T. Clark, during the association’s 22nd annual Woman of the Year event.

The HBA created the Honorable Mentor award in 2001 to annually recognize an individual who demonstrates long-term advocacy for current and future women leaders. Recipients exhibit personal dedication to developing, mentoring and promoting women in the industry, and are supportive of the HBA’s core purpose to further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.

 “The HBA is pleased to recognize Ian Clark as our 2011 Honorable Mentor, for his dedication to enhancing and accelerating the stature and accomplishments of women in healthcare," said Deborah Coogan Seltzer, HBA past president and director, enhanced search – North America, Spencer Stuart. “Women at all companies would be very fortunate to have a champion like Ian Clark.”

Ian Clark currently serves as an operating partner for Clarus Ventures. Prior to joining Clarus Mr. Clark served as CEO of Genentech and as head of Roche’s North American commercial operations for over 7 years. Ian began his career at Genentech in 2003, serving 12 of his 14 years on the executive committee, holding positions such as, senior vice president bio-oncology, executive vice president commercial operations, and head of global product strategy and chief marketing officer. During his tenure at Genentech Mr. Clark led and executed the launch of over 14 novel FDA approved new molecular entities, including Avastin and Tecentriq.

Prior to Genentech Ian worked for 20 years in the Bio-Pharma industry in positions on increasing seniority in Canada, UK, France, and Eastern Europe.

 “I am proud of Genentech’s longtime partnership with the HBA,” said Mr. Clark. “I am delighted to be named this year’s Honorable Mentor and am committed to investing in the advancement of women in our healthcare industry.”

“Ian Clark is a dedicated champion of the advancement of women at Genentech,” said Carol Wells, Genentech’s senior director for commercial leadership and development and president of HBA’s San Francisco Chapter. “Through his leadership, Genentech has initiated an annual Women’s Leadership Summit on current issues for women in business today. With his passion for diversity and action-driven mentoring approach, he is a powerful voice in support of women leaders in general.”

About the HBA

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global nonprofit organization serving a community women and men in leading life sciences, biotech, pharmaceutical and supporting companies. The HBA has nearly 120 Corporate Partners and nearly 8,000 members served by more than 20 chapters and affiliates across the U.S. and Europe.