Fang Zhou

Senior Consultant
in Virtual Opportunities, United States

Scientist/engineer by training, I have led R&D from academic concepts to global biotech markets. As a certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional, I help leaders design organizations and improve processes across R&D, manufacturing, and support functions. I also help leaders manage change and build internal capabilities required to achieve and sustain improvement.

Fang Zhou

About me

My Areas of Expertise: R&D, Quality, Operational Excellence, Data Analytics, Project Management, Change Management

My Sector Focus: Life Sciences

My Languages: English, Chinese

My Education: PhD in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University; MS in Analytics and Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology

My Experience:

R&D Excellence: Helped transform and integrate global pharmaceutical discovery and development processes to improve productivity and time-to-market.



Quality by Design: Supported QbD implementation for biotech, pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies using a combination of training, coaching and consulting.

Operational Excellence: Improved process and organizational efficiency and effectiveness in areas such as PMO, clinical supplies, product registration, contract management, and business analytics.

Start-up and Innovation: Lead and managed early-stage biotechnology R&D and product launches; developing new business ventures at a global pharmaceutical company.

Capability Development: Designed and delivered customized training in LSS, QbD, statistical methods, project management, and executive leadership for leading life sciences companies; mentoring/coaching project leaders and teams to achieve results.

Change Management: Lead/supported global deployment of LSS and QbD at large life sciences companies; post-merger integration of global R&D processes.

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