Project Description

Tobias Massa is a Senior Executive with 38 years of success in pharmaceuticals, biotech, life sciences, and technology. During his career, Tobias assisted in gaining approvals for 27 commercial products and more than 300 investigational products and has coached and mentored over 300 regulatory professionals.

From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Massa served as VP and Head of Global Regulatory Operations at Sanofi where he spearheaded multiple organizational change projects, including the creation of an outsourcing program for non-strategic regulatory activity; strategic planning for the establishment of a regulatory outsourcing center and three regional hubs; the consolidation of regulatory processes and tools across seven business units; and the development of a foundation for the transition of traditional services to a multi-tenant cloud-based SaaS system. Prior to Sanofi, Tobias was tenured with Bristol-Myers Squibb from 2004 to 2014 and also held roles of increasing responsibility at Eli Lilly & Co. and Schering-Plough Research Institute.

Dr. Massa currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the State University of New York at Buffalo, College of Arts & Scientists and is an Advisor to the McKinsey Regulatory Advisory Board. A prolific speaker and author of numerous regulatory technical white papers, he has also given more than 50 invited speaking presentations all over the world. Dr. Massa is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and was the recipient of the BMS Galaxy Awards for Product Development & Management in 2007 and 2008 and the Lilly Research Laboratories President’s Recognition Award in 2001.

Graduating from the City University of New York in 1979 with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, Dr. Massa attained his BA (cum laude) in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1972. He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology from 1983 to 2003.