Blaine McKee, Ph.D., is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Walden Biosciences, a biotechnology company focused on transforming the treatment of kidney disease.
Prior to joining TrisaQ in January 2020, Dr. McKee was Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of ImmunoGen, Inc. Dr. McKee also previously served as Head of Corporate Development at Shire PLC, where he led corporate strategy, M&A, due diligence, commercial assessment, and alliance management efforts. During his four-year tenure at Shire, Dr. McKee was responsible for executing multiple M&A, licensing, and divestment transactions, most recently the sale of Shire’s commercial oncology franchise to Servier S.A.S. for ~$2.4 billion. Dr. McKee’s most significant and recent roles prior to joining Shire include Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of 480 Biomedical, as well as a 15-year tenure at Genzyme Corporation, which culminated in the role of Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for the Oncology, Transplant, and Multiple Sclerosis divisions.
Dr. McKee previously served as Director for the New York Pharma Forum. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Colorado State University, a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an MBA in Finance from the MIT Sloan School