Eileen Brett

VP Program Leadership

Eileen Brett is the Vice President of Program Leadership at The Center for Breakthrough Medicines. Eileen has a 25+ year career in biotechnology including cell and gene therapy with Process Engineering and Program Leadership roles in Capital Projects, Supply Chain and R&D, with a focus on leading large cross-functional teams and building successful team leaders and portfolio processes to increase speed without compromising quality. Most recently she was the Head of CMC Leadership Biotherapeutics for Janssen R&D. Eileen built a high-performing team and delivered on a portfolio that grew 400% in 4 years spanning Pre-Clinical to Launch across Mabs, multi-specifics, conjugated Mabs, protein vaccines and cell and AAV gene therapies, and also chaired CMC Governance Council deciding and aligning on specific strategies pertaining to cell and gene therapy FIH, Phase III FPI, comparability and  BLA resulting in specific CAR-T FIH’s, BLA’s and AAV FPI’s. Eileen also served as a Process Engineer then Project Manager, leading the facility and process design, build and start up of new biologics facilities, both pilot plants and commercial facilities. She earned an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University.