Women Leaders in Pharma Interview: Allison Vavala, Senior Director, Business Development, Flamma USA

Allison Vavala,
Senior Director, Business Development,
Flamma USA

The latest interview in the DCAT Alliance for Industry Women Committee’s Women Leaders in Pharma: An Interview Series features Allison Vavala, Senior Director, Business Development, Flamma USA. Watch her interview here.    

Allison Vavala has close to 20 years’ experience in the contract manufacturing/pharmaceutical industry space. She is currently the Senior Director of Business Development in North America for the Flamma Group. Flamma is a fully integrated CDMO with Headquarters near Milan, Italy and sites in China and the USA. 

Prior to Flamma, Allison worked as the Director of CMC Portfolio Management at Anji Pharma, a start-up biotech in Boston, as well as multiple positions at the Helsinn Group, headquartered in Switzerland, for close to 13 years with the most recent title of Director, Commercial Development. Her experience has been focused on Business Development, Account Management, Project Management and Marketing.  She obtained her BA in Biology and MBA from SUNY Binghamton where she was also a D1 lacrosse athlete. Allison is currently the Chair of the DCAT Education Committee. 

The Women Leaders in Pharma: An Interview Series provides employees of DCAT Member Companies with the opportunity to hear from women industry leaders on a variety of timely and relevant topics.    

In each interview, the women leaders from various DCAT Member Companies share their insights on career development, leadership, mentoring, networking, and more. The interviews are published at least once every other month, and the full listing of interviews can be found here.    

About the Alliance for Industry Women Committee    
DCAT’s Alliance for Industry Women Committee aims to educate, inspire, and empower women in the pharmaceutical industry. DCAT Member Company employees can join the Alliance for Industry Women LinkedIn group to engage in dialogue and share relevant information and resources with industry colleagues.