SVP CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Alnylam PharmaceuticaIs Inc
United States of America
Karen Anderson joined Alnylam in 2014 from Biogen Idec where she served as Vice President, Human Resources for Research & Design (R&D) and Corporate Development. Prior to Biogen Idec, Karen was the Vice President of Human Resources, Commercial for Pfizer Inc., covering both Developed Markets and Emerging Markets. Earlier in her 10-year tenure with Pfizer, Karen supported Worldwide R&D. Before joining Pfizer, she spent 6 years at Baxter in multiple roles, including Global Human Resources Director. Her career as a human resources leader in the biopharma industry began in 1995, when she joined Bayer as Director of Compensation from her role as an Associate Consultant with the Hay Group.
Karen received an MA degree in Organizational Psychology and Development from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned her BA with honors in both Psychology and Labor Relations from York University in Toronto, Canada, and serves on the Board of Directors for Advancing Women in the Enterprise of Science & Technology.