Molly Ryan

Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy @ Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT)

Molly Ryan is a seasoned corporate executive, health care policy expert with over twenty years of accumulated experience in both biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Molly is a trusted and recognized expert in legislative affairs, alliance development, and regulatory policy across the health care industry. As the Vice President of Government Affairs & Policy, Molly oversees policy development impacting patients living with sickle cell disease in the US, Europe, and Africa.

With a focus on innovation, Molly was instrumental in creating payment policy to support digital therapeutics in a fast-growing market and is an advocate for cancer screening. She is a driven and collaborative professional that has dedicated her career to helping internal and external stakeholders understand the policy environment while developing and executing strategies to shape access for patients.

Prior to migrating to the United States, Molly was a morning anchor on Kenya Broadcasting Corporation’s first FM radio station 101.9 Metro FM and had 3 million listeners daily.

Molly is an advocate of grooming the next generation of leaders. She is the co-founder of Washington Heads of Office (WHOO) and volunteers her time on the following boards; Public Affairs Council, Congressional Award Foundation, and the California State Society.

Molly holds an MBA from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing an additional degree in Business Management at the University of Maryland.