SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Karen Lewis brings over 20 years of experience leading global human resource teams in the biotechnology and technology industries.
Prior to joining Axcella, Ms. Lewis led the Global Talent Acquisition organization at Biogen where she designed their talent acquisition strategy and developed and implemented high-performance organization and talent management solutions to support the successful achievement of business outcomes. While at Biogen, Ms. Lewis held roles as the Head of Human Resources for U.S. Commercial Operations, Global Commercial Strategy, Global Market Access, and was Regional HR leader for Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Previously, Ms. Lewis worked at Amazon and Bristol-Myers Squibb where she held leadership roles in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and as an HR Business Leader supporting R&D and Commercial functions.
Ms. Lewis holds a B.S. in Biology from Rider University and worked as a Research Scientist at a start-up biotech company before entering HR.