Andrea E. Chopek

President, North America

With more than 20 years’ experience in critical supply chain operations, clinical trial services, strategy building, marketing, and business development, Andrea Chopek’s career has spanned high-profile positions in both the biopharmaceutical industry and the United States Navy. Andrea has a degree in Environmental Science/Biology from Boston University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and began her career as a Supply Officer and first woman to report aboard nuclear aircraft carrier, USS NIMITZ.

Upon completion of her military service, Andrea has worked for large pharma to mid-size, specialty innovators and services companies, focusing on strategic business development, organizational leadership and market expansion – concentrating in global clinical research: formulation development, clinical trial material manufacturing, excipient design and production, drug sourcing and supply, clinical packaging, labeling, and global distribution. Andrea and her family live outside of Boston where she enjoys world travel, sports, music, art, cooking, interior design, and volunteering. Go Red Sox!

Read her latest article: Reducing the Risk of Commercial Drug Sourcing & Supply

What do you love most about your job?
That my efforts, attention and energies help to contribute to my team’s and organization’s greater efforts, attention and energies which ultimately support our biopharmaceutical clients’ innovative discoveries that lead to cures, improving and saving lives around the world. This work is more than a job – it is about love, it is about dedication, it is about life.
Name three words that you describe you
Dedicated, analytical and driven
What is your favourite holiday destination
Tuscany, Italy. Aspiration: Antarctica
What is your favourite food
Oysters, homemade risotto, burrata with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. Champagne/Prosecco/Cava (does this count as a food?)
Who is somebody you admire, and why?
Grandfather. He was the epitome of honor, compassion, resilience, admiration, kindness, strength, and decency.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“The content of your character is your choice. Day-by-day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.” ~ Heraclitus
Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me...
Reading, relaxing, relating, creating, cooking, or gardening (all while drinking coffee).