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2014 Brian Goff

Chief Commercial Officer at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. awarded 2014 Honorable Mentor

During the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) 25th annual Women of the Year event, the association recognized Brian Goff currently at Alexion as its 2014 Honorable Mentor.

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.

Upon receiving the award, Brian stated “I am truly honored to be recognized by HBA, especially given the positive impact HBA has had for the development of so many future leaders. Mentoring talent for personal growth in our dynamic healthcare industry is an opportunity I highly value and see as one of my most important responsibilities.”

Brian joined Alexion as chief commercial officer in June 2017. Most recently, Brian served as chief operating officer and board member of Neurovance, Inc. from Dec. 2016 to March 2017. Previously, and at the time of his recognition as HBA’s 2014 Honorable Mentor, Brian served as Baxalta’s executive vice president and president, hematology division. While with Baxalta, from Jan. 2015 to July 2016, Brian was a corporate officer responsible for its largest division with worldwide sales of $3.9 billion and was a core member of the executive team launching the spin-out.

Earlier in his career, Brian was vice president and head of the primary care business unit in the U.S. for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Brian held several key leadership positions at Novartis, including global brand leadership in Basel, Switzerland. Before joining Novartis in 2005, Brian spent 14 years in key positions in sales and product management in the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson. Brian earned a BA, Phi Beta Kappa, in economics from Skidmore College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. 

“Brian is an inspiring leader who drives business success through his authentic leadership style and his strong focus on talent development,” said Ludwig Hantson, PhD, president of Baxter's BioScience business. “This honor speaks highly of Brian’s leadership philosophy and a strong focus on driving an inclusive and diverse culture throughout our Baxter BioScience organization.”

Read Brian's speech from the Woman of the Year event

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.