Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Stephen Sands

Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Co-Head, Healthcare Group, Lazard

Stephen Sands is Vice Chairman of U.S. Investment Banking and Global Co-Head of Lazard's Healthcare Group. He also sits on the board of Lazard Capital Markets. Sands has advised some of the largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology transactions, including Pfizer's acquisition of Pharmacia and Warner Lambert and Hoechst on the formation of Aventis. Prior to Lazard, Sands was a partner in the health-care practice of McKinsey & Company, and he co-founded two companies, Enzytech and Opta Foods. Before their sales, Sands was a director of National Imaging Associates (Magellan) and Isogen (Monsanto). A member of the Brookings/Gates Global Heath Innovative Financing Advisory Group, Sands was named The Cures Start Here Business Leader of the Year in 2008 by the New York Biotechnology Association. Sands received a B.A. from Oberlin College, a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.

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