Member Spotlight

Irina Kasatkina

Member Spotlight: Irina Kasatkina
January 2018

Irina Kasatkina is a bio-pharmaceutical industry professional with 25 years of experience. She works at Genentech, which is among the world's leading biotechnology companies with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Irina currently leads the organization that supports Genentech in two key areas:

  • Domestic and international logistics
  • Import/export activities and compliance with trade regulations

Irina’s Trade Compliance team enables timely and compliant flow of goods and funds for import and export shipments. Irina’s team drives Genentech compliance with trade laws and regulations, and sustains membership in in import/export voluntary government partnerships (C-TPAT, ISA). This organization also serves as US Customs liaison and manages relationship with US customs, BIS, and other regulatory agencies.

Prior to her current role, Irina held multiple leadership positions in Quality/GMP compliance functions. She has extensive expertise in multiple quality systems as well as in cold chain logistics. Under Irina’s leadership, Distribution Quality team has built multiple quality processes defining quality oversight of product distribution; these efforts greatly improved compliance, consistency, effectiveness, and efficiency. One of the key results of these efforts has been a steady decline of distribution discrepancies, while shipment volume increased.

Irina holds a M.S. Summa cum laude in Engineering and Technology of Food Industry from National Academy of Food Technologies, in Odessa, Ukraine. She is a certified Kepner Tregoe ™ trainer (Problem Solving and Decision Making)

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