Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown - Ipsen US LeadershipSenior Vice President and Business Unit Head, Rare Disease – North America

Stephanie Brown joined Ipsen in June 2019 in the newly created role of Senior Vice President and Business Unit Head, Rare Disease – North America. In this role, she will drive strategy and execution across the Rare Disease franchise, including expansion of Ipsen’s industry-leading capabilities in patient services.

Before joining Ipsen, Stephanie was Vice President and US Head of Novartis’ Neuroscience Franchise. Prior to Novartis, she was Senior Vice President, US Head Specialty Business Unit at Takeda Pharmaceuticals US, where she built specialty capabilities in support of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease business. In these roles, she has served on multiple global and US executive governance committees.

Stephanie spent the beginning of her career at Merck, Genentech and Biogen where she held a variety of leadership roles, with direct P&L accountability for businesses in the US, Canada and globally.  She has successfully commercialized highly specialized biologics and small molecules across multiple therapeutic areas including in Rare Disease.

Stephanie earned a B.S. in Chemistry with Biology from Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada, and an MBA from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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