EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Simona is a strategic leader with over 20 years of diverse finance and business experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Simona is currently EVP and Chief Financial Officer at Tmunity, a cell and gene therapy biotech. Prior to that she was at Emergent BioSolutions, as vice president, finance and assistant treasurer, overseeing the financial planning and analysis and treasury organizations, and helped raise $450M in capital financing. Before joining Emergent BioSolutions, Simona spent 19 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) most recently as executive director, head of global corporate financial planning and analysis. She started her career with BMS in 2000, and has consistently demonstrated strong leadership in a variety of finance roles of increasing responsibility within global manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions, research & development, enterprise services and US pharmaceuticals, as finance lead for the cardiovascular, neuroscience, diabetes and Puerto Rico businesses. Simona also worked at the board of governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC and in banking in South Africa.
Simona serves as vice-chair on the global board of directors of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). She has a BA in economics from Kalamazoo College, an MBA in finance from Columbia University, a Diploma in African Studies from the University of Cape Town and is a certified public accountant. Originally from Romania, Simona resides in Bethesda, MD with her husband, three active children and family dog. She enjoys travel, beach, exercise and family time.