Yaminah Leggett-Wells, ’11
Alliance Management, Horizon Therapeutics
Yaminah Leggett-Wells is the Senior Director of Alliance Management at Horizon Therapeutics where she manages global partnerships across all stages of drug development. Prior to this role she managed the teams responsible for the development and approval of UPLIZNA at Viela Bio and FASENRA at AstraZeneca. With over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry her knowledge and experience includes strategic leadership, clinical operations, business development, and project and alliance management.
Yaminah earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and a Master of Science in Pharmacology from Howard University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Delaware. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Yaminah’s technical and analytical skills have been invaluable to her success in fostering process improvement, maximizing productivity and leading cross-functional teams.
Yaminah enjoys serving the community through philanthropic endeavors with several civic organizations. She also has a special passion for supporting and mentoring youth and emerging leaders in underrepresented in STEM fields.