Leadership Team

Michael McDonnell

Chief Financial Officer

Michael McDonnell is Biogen’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and has served on the Executive Committee since August 2020.

He joined Biogen from IQVIA (formerly Quintiles) a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services to the life sciences industry, where he was the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2015. 

Prior to IQVIA, Michael served for seven years as CFO at Intelsat, a leading global satellite service provider. Before that, he was CFO at both MCG Capital Corporation and EchoStar Communications (DishNetwork). Earlier in his career, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

Michael currently serves on the board of directors of Merit Medical, a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary medical devices. He also served on the board of directors of Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc., a publicly held pharmacy benefits management company, from 2005 until 2012.

Mr. McDonnell has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Georgetown University and is a certified public accountant.

Meet our leadership team


Head of Research

Jane Grogan, Ph.D.


President and Chief Executive Officer

Christopher A. Viehbacher


Chief Legal Officer

Susan H. Alexander


Chief Human Resources Officer

Ginger Gregory, Ph.D.


Head of Global Product Strategy & Commercialization

Rachid Izzar


Head of Corporate Development

Adam Keeney


Head of Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology

Nicole Murphy


Head of Development and Interim Chief Medical Officer

Priya Singhal, M.D., M.P.H.

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