Julie Patel

SVP, Human Resources at Rigel Pharmaceuticals

Julie Patel was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources in April 2022. Ms. Patel is a Human Resource leader with 25+ years of progressive experience in life sciences: biotech, medical device, drug delivery, and pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Patel joined Rigel from IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc., where she held the role of Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for organizational planning, talent management, leadership development, compensation and benefits, diversity, equality and inclusion. From 2013 until 2020, Ms. Patel was with Jazz Pharmaceuticals where she most recently held the role of Sr. Director, HR Business Partner: US Commercial/Legal/Compliance, responsible for integrating business and people objectives for a 450+ US Commercial, Sales/Marketing, Market Access and Operations teams. As a key member of the Commercial leadership team, she supported operational change efforts related to growth and transformation, supported engagement and culture initiatives, and directed workforce and compensation planning. Prior to joining Jazz, Ms. Patel was Senior Director, Strategic HR: Global Development at Elan and she previously held roles of increasing responsibility at both ALZA and Scios Incorporated, formerly Johnson & Johnson Companies. Ms. Patel graduated from California State University, Chico, with a B.A. in Information and Communication Studies.


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