Nancy Valente, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer, Xencor
Dr. Valente is responsible for leading Xencor’s clinical and medical strategy and execution. Prior to Xencor, she most recently served as a senior vice president at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and as its global head and co-lead of global product development of its oncology and hematology therapeutic area. In this role at Genentech, Dr. Valente was responsible for strategic planning, clinical development and collaboration activities in the areas of oncology and hematology product development, playing a critical role in the development and approvals of new therapies for patients with serious illnesses, including GAZYVA®, VENCLEXTA®, POLIVY® and HEMLIBRA®. Dr. Valente has held various positions with increasing responsibilities at Genentech and then at Roche after Genentech was acquired by Roche, including vice president for global product development for oncology, hematology franchise and senior group medical director, leader for hematology development. Before Genentech, she served in senior-level positions at Anosys, Inc. and Coulter Pharmaceutical, Inc., and earlier in her career, she held academic positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Valente received her M.D. from the University of Missouri and completed her internal medicine training at Oregon Health & Science University, followed by fellowships in hematology at Stanford University and oncology at UCSF.