Christi Shaw

Chief Executive Officer, Kite

Portrait of Christi Shaw, CEO of Kite

Christi Shaw serves as Chief Executive Officer of Kite, Gilead's cell therapy company. Based in Santa Monica, California, Kite is pursuing the ambitious goal of a cure for cancer with industry-leading pipeline and manufacturing capabilities. In her role, Christi is responsible for all cell therapy operations around the world.

Before joining Gilead in 2019, Christi held senior executive positions at Eli Lilly & Co. and Novartis Corp. Her leadership has spanned a broad range of therapeutic areas, including oncology.

Christi holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

In 2016, she founded the More Moments More Memories Foundation, which assists patients with cancer and their families. Christi currently serves on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Avantor and the Healthcare Women's Business Association.