Executive Director, Biopharma Alliance Management, Clinical Research Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Karnel Walker brings over 23 years of sales, marketing, and business leadership experience providing laboratory product solutions and outsourced drug manufacturing & development services to biopharmaceutical & life sciences customers. For the past nine years, Karnel has contributed to the success of multiple Thermo Fisher Scientific business groups, including Thermo Scientific Analytical Instruments, Patheon Pharmaceutical Services, and currently serves as an executive director in global alliance management for PPD’s clinical research services. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Karnel led a North American regional sales team for PerkinElmer’s analytical instruments division.
Karnel received the 2018 CEO Involvement Award for his leadership in STEM diversity & inclusion and currently serves as a strategic advisory board member for Thermo Fisher’s African Heritage Business Resource Group (AHBRG). Karnel holds a B.S. in Chemistry from George Mason University, is a member of the American Chemical Society, and serves on the scientific advisory board for two STEM secondary schools located in New Jersey and North Carolina.