Astellas’ Dr. Anne Keating Named Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Luminary

May 12, 2016 10:15 AM ET
Press Release

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Dr. Anne Keating, executive director and global development project leader for oncology at Astellas, will be honored today as a Luminary by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association at its 27th Woman of the Year event at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Nearly 2,500 leaders across the industry are expected to attend the HBA Woman of the Year event, which showcases the HBA’s goals of furthering the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare. HBA Luminaries have more than 20 years of professional industry experience, serve as role models in their company, actively mentor and sponsor others and exemplify transformational leadership.

“Anne is always inspiring, influencing and guiding women to achieve their very best and advance their careers in healthcare,” said Claire Thom, therapeutic area head for Oncology at Astellas. “Her exemplary leadership and commitment to others represents the passion and the sense of purpose that we all share at Astellas.”

With more than 20 years of drug development experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Keating began her Astellas career as director of clinical operations. She also served as senior director of project management on the medical and development team, before assuming her current role in 2010. Outside of Astellas, Dr. Keating is an active volunteer at the University Of Illinois College Of Pharmacy where she mentors pharmacy students – many of whom are women – about careers in pharmaceutical drug development.

About Astellas
Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at You can also follow us on Twitter at @AstellasUS, Facebook at or LinkedIn at

About the HBA
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global nonprofit organization, with chapters in the US and Europe, committed to: achieving gender parity in leadership positions; facilitating career and business connections and providing effective practices that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their female talent. The HBA accomplishes its mission through strong business networks, education, research, advocacy, and recognition for individuals and companies. For more information, visit

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