OXFORD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exscientia plc (Nasdaq: EXAI) today announced that Caroline Rowland has joined Exscientia as Chief People Officer. In this newly created role, she will lead Exscientia’s People (human resources) and Places functions and build on the Company’s talent, training and employee experience strategies. Caroline reports to CEO and Founder, Andrew Hopkins, DPhil.
“Exscientia was founded to create an entirely new type of biopharma company, re-engineered to integrate technologists and drug discovery scientists who share a passion for using technology to make better medicines, faster. In recent years, we’ve expanded our global footprint rapidly, and ensuring that our unique culture persists as we scale is critical,” said Andrew. “Caroline brings over 20 years of global experience in optimising organisational effectiveness and unlocking higher levels of company performance through operational growth and a sense of belonging. Caroline’s expertise and guidance will be invaluable in helping Exscientia excel as a globally diverse and innovative organisation.”
Most recently, Caroline served as Arm’s Vice President of Talent, where she held multiple roles of increasing responsibility and led the firm’s talent, business partnering, shared services, global integration and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Prior to Arm, Caroline spent eight years leading executive performance strategy, global mobility and talent management at Diageo; and five years as a Management Consultant advising corporate clients with Human Capital, Deloitte, where she was seconded to Hyderabad, India as well as New York, NY.
Caroline currently serves as a board member at the Cambridge Network, a not-for-profit organisation focused on bridging the vibrant technology and education sectors of Cambridge, England. Caroline holds a BS.c. in Business Studies and Human Resource Management from the University of Salford.
“Exscientia is a cutting-edge and purpose-driven organisation with aspirations to redefine the drug development landscape. To support this mission, I believe that differentiating the employee experience by cultivating an empowering, creative and supportive environment is essential to success,” said Caroline Rowland, Exscientia’s Chief People Officer. “I am motivated by the opportunity to contribute to this exceptional success story and create and deliver on strategies that, at their heart, empower individuals and drive performance and community.”
Exscientia is an AI-driven pharmatech company committed to discovering, designing and developing the best possible drugs in the fastest and most effective manner. Exscientia developed the first-ever functional precision oncology platform to successfully guide treatment selection and improve patient outcomes in a prospective interventional clinical study, as well as to progress AI-designed small molecules into the clinical setting. Our internal pipeline is focused on leveraging our precision medicine platform in oncology, while our partnered pipeline broadens our approach to other therapeutic areas. By pioneering a new approach to medicine creation, we believe the best ideas of science can rapidly become the best medicines for patients.
Exscientia is headquartered in Oxford (England, U.K.), with offices in Vienna (Austria), Dundee (Scotland, U.K.), Boston (Mass., U.S.), Miami (Fla., U.S.), Cambridge (England, U.K.), and Osaka (Japan).
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