Keith L. Chun,
New Venture Transactions
Keith is located at the Innovation Center in South San Francisco. In this role Keith focuses on identifying, assessing, and transacting on early-stage external innovations of high strategic interest, primarily in biopharmaceuticals and adjacent biopharmaceutical technologies.
Keith began his career as a chemical engineer in R&D at Alza Corporation. After completing his medical training, he spent several years as a strategy consultant in McKinsey & Company’s Biotech, Pharma, and Health Care Practice. At Transform Pharmaceuticals, he served as an Associate Director, New Product Planning and Strategic Marketing. For 5 years at Nektar Therapeutics, he served as a Senior Director across a range of business and corporate development functions. At Novartis, Keith focused on personalized medicine products and technologies as a Senior Director, Strategic Marketing. Keith played multiple operating roles for entrepreneurial companies as a Vice President at Konus Advisory Group. And, most recently, Keith was the Vice President of Corporate Development at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, where he focused on partnerships, mergers and acquisitions of biopharmaceutical assets in the areas of Oncology, Hematology, Neurology, and Rare Diseases.
Keith earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and his M.D. from Stanford University. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Stanford-UCSF Medical Center.