Padraic Ward

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Head of Commercial Operations, Roche


He joined the company in 2004 and has worked in a number of key roles including leading the team bringing a new medicine for breast cancer through the final stages of development and regulatory approval, and leading the commercial organisation first in France and then in Europe. He was appointed to his current role as Head of Commercial Operations for Roche Pharma International in June 2018.

Before joining Roche, Padraic worked for Coras Tráchtála (CTT)/Irish Export Board, as a strategic consultant in the industrial and distribution sector, and for Glaxo, first on the launch of new medicines for infectious diseases, particularly HIV and viral hepatitis, then as Commercial Strategy Director in Glaxo Wellcome’s Latin America Regional Office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Padraic holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University College Dublin and an MBA from INSEAD.


Updated: August 2020