Elaine Shannon | Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Elaine Shannon

Elaine Shannon

Global Quality Officer

Elaine Shannon is the global quality officer of Takeda, where she oversees the enterprise quality organization that establishes consistent quality management systems and programs across the network. As global quality officer, Elaine continues to lead best-in-class global quality operations globally, through one quality management system.

Prior to her role as global quality officer, Elaine held several roles at Takeda, where she has honed her expertise in quality, manufacturing and oncology. Most recently, she served as site head for Takeda’s Mass Bio Ops manufacturing site. Elaine also served as global head of quality oncology & external supply small molecules and global head of quality audits and supplier management. She joined Takeda’s Global Quality Compliance and Systems group in June 2016 to develop the company’s knowledge management processes.

Elaine has 25 years of industry experience in quality, compliance, assurance and R&D, including work with Teva Pharmaceuticals and Pinewood Healthcare.

She holds a master’s degree in pharmaceutical manufacturing technology and a bachelor’s degree in good manufacturing practices (GMP).

Elaine lives in the Boston area with her husband and two children.