Pritu (Pratibha) Sampeur joined Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as Vice President, Clinical Operations in September 2018. She comes from Roche (NJ/NY) and Genentech (CA) where she had a career spanning over 22 years. She began her career at Roche as a Preclinical Scientist, and then moved into Clinical Development, advancing to multiple roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, she was the Regional Head for Oncology Clinical Operations, North America at Genentech. Her diverse background includes organizational and strategic leadership, as well as global clinical operations program leadership across a variety of therapeutic areas and clinical phases. She also brings considerable partnership and alliance management experience which have resulted in mutually successful and impactful collaborations. Pritu received her B.S. in Biopsychology from Bates College, Maine, and an MBA from Northeastern University, Massachusetts.