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  • Mark Horn
  • Project & Portfolio Management Expert
  • Conference Chair, United States

Mark Horn has more than 20 years of Life Sciences experience gained in the US and Latin America. He has worked for organon (now Merck) and Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (now Pfizer) and consulted for Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen division and for the government of Brazil. At Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, Horn managed the global R&D budget in the range of US $100 to 200 million, led the Division’s portfolio management and resource management functions, and supervised the knowledge management and r&D finance groups. At Janssen, he managed the first small molecule CMC project granted accelerated development status and developed project management controls for the global supply chain organization.

As a consultant in Brasília, Horn advised the President and completed projects at a Brazilian federal research institute with 10,000 employees, 46 decentralized research units and a US $1.2 billion annual budget. Horn is a fluent Portuguese speaker and was granted permanent residence by the Brazilian national Immigration Council on the basis of bringing high level knowledge to the country.

Horn has been conference chair, presenter and/or advisory board member for more than 20 international conferences. He served
as conference chair for the “Portfolio Management in Pharma” conference in Madrid, the “Portfolio Management Innovations” conference in San francisco and the “Biologic Europe” conference in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, he chaired Portfolio Management sessions at Drug Information Association annual meetings, led the “executing Project & Portfolio Management” track at the “Clinical Trials Congress” and twice served as course director for PerI’s “Project Management in the research-Based Pharmaceutical Industry” training program.

Horn did biochemistry research in the UK on a fulbright research scholarship and holds a master’s degree in Corporate Communications. He is coauthor of scientific publications in the journals Science and Phytochemistry.