Kenneth Hillan

Chief Therapeutics Officer at 23andMe

Kenneth joined 23andMe in 2019 as Head of Therapeutics. He leads a dedicated discovery research and therapeutic development team that uses human genetic data to identify and pursue novel therapies for common and rare diseases.

At Achaogen, Hillan served as Chief Executive Officer. He held progressively senior roles at Genentech-Roche including Senior Vice President and Head of Clinical Development and Product Development Strategy Asia-Pacific for Roche in Shanghai, China. He led the medical and scientific strategies for Genentech’s Immunology, Tissue Growth and Repair (ITGR) drug portfolio, and was responsible for numerous drug approvals.

Hillan is a member of the board of directors at Zymeworks. He served on the board of directors at Achaogen, and at Relypsa until it was acquired by Galenica AG in 2016.

He holds an M.B. Ch.B. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, U.K. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS, Glasg), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath). He has authored dozens of scientific publications and is a named inventor on almost 50 issued patents.



  • Chief Therapeutics Officer

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