Christine Farmer joined the Novo Nordisk Research Center – Seattle as Vice President & Site Head in May of 2019. Since that time, she has focused on developing a strategic plan that seeks to drive partnerships between the Novo Nordisk Research & Early Development organization and the unique life-sciences and technology innovators that can be found in the local ecosystem of the Seattle area and other US-based innovation hubs. Christine also leads the Novo Nordisk Global Research Site Network and has direct responsibility for ensuring effective and efficient operations management of the US based R&D sites in Seattle, Boston, Indianapolis, and Fremont, California.
Prior to joining the R&D organization, Christine spent 18 years in various marketing and sales roles both domestically and globally. Most recently, she was Vice President, Commercial Operations at Novo Nordisk, Inc. in New Jersey, where she led a diverse group of departments that provided strategic support and infrastructure management for the commercial organization, including OmniChannel Marketing, Marketing Operations, Sales Operations, and Digital Health & Innovation. In that role, Christine and her team initiated Novo Nordisk’s earliest forays into the digital therapeutics space.
Christine is truly passionate about building suitable and sustainable future-focused business organizations. She strives to help find the necessary balance between bold aspirations and highly functioning operational infrastructure that will enable the development of innovative health and wellness solutions.