Dr. Azita Saleki-Gerhardt is Executive Vice President, Operations,
leading a team of scientific, engineering, business, quality, supply
chain, security, purchasing and manufacturing professionals
responsible for supply and distribution of all AbbVie products, as
well as a number of corporate services.
Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt joined Abbott in 1993 as a research scientist.
She has worked in key leadership positions of increasing
responsibility across a broad range of areas, including science and
technology, manufacturing and quality assurance. Following AbbVie’s
separation from Abbott, Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt was appointed head of
She has been published in a number of scientific publications and
has been awarded several patents related to pharmaceutical sciences.
Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt is a member of the Board of Directors for
Entegris. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Boards for the School
of International Studies and School of Pharmacy at UW-Madison. At
AbbVie, she is the executive chair of the Women Leaders in Action
Employee Resource Group.
Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate
degrees in pharmaceutics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, U.S.A.