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October 2020

Christine Heenan Named Senior Partner and Chief Communications Officer for Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering has hired Christine Heenan as Senior Partner and Chief Communications Officer. Christine is the Founder and President of Clarendon Group, where she served as an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Broad Institute, the Whitehead Institute, Amgen, the Centers for Disease Control, and more. She has also been Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Advocacy for the Rockefeller Foundation. Earlier in her career, she was a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House. In her new role, Christine will report to the company’s Founder and CEO, Noubar Afeyan.

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources and develops first-in-category life sciences companies. To date, Flagship is backed by >$3 billion of aggregate capital commitments, of which over $1.5 billion has been deployed toward the founding and growth of its pioneering companies alongside >$10 billion of follow-on investments from other institutions. The firm is based in Boston, MA.