Elena Smith

Elena currently works at Janssen Research & Development as a Disease Area Stronghold Leader in Oncology.  This role has oversight of global program operational activities for several of Janssen’s oncology compounds.  Prior to this Elena has worked at Janssen for the past 12 years as a Global Program Leader and a Global Trial Leader within Janssen’s oncology group.

Elena started her career in pharma as a Clinical Research Associate at Pharmacia and then SmithKline Beecham.  Elena then took a global trial management role at Serono Biotech in Geneva.  Following this, Elena moved to a CRO, Orion Clinical Services, for 5 years, where she worked initially as a Project Leader and then as global Director of Project Management and Clinical Operations.

Elena is passionate about ensuring excellent cross-functional collaboration between Janssen and its partners, and optimisation of clinical program/trial processes to make them as efficient as possible.