Industry Advisory Board
35 year veteran Pharma industry senior leader and registered medical doctor with over 20 years experience in Licensing, M&A, Business Development, Alliance Management and Venture Capital investment. In the last 8 years she has been a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of over a dozen companies, Chaired the Board and chaired or sat on Audit and Remuneration sub-committees, all in venture-backed Life Science companies.
She spent 11 years in Licensing and Acquisition (L&A), most recently as Global Head of Scientific Licensing for Johnson & Johnson’s Pharmaceutical business, having joined Johnson & Johnson in 2005 from the Business Development group at GlaxoSmithKline. In 2009, Dr. Bolger became Vice President, Alliance Management at Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, working with Pfizer and Elan.
Dr. Bolger received her medical degree from University College Dublin. She also holds diplomas in Child Health (NUI) and in Finance and Accounting (ACCA). She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland (RAMI). Dr. Bolger has served as the sole pharma industry representative on two Irish government taskforces seeking to enhance the commercialization of IP from Irish academic centres. She is a visiting lecturer on the MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine curriculum at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
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