Cindy Perettie

Executive Vice President, Kite

Cindy Perettie serves as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Kite, a Gilead Company, and is responsible for overseeing the cell therapy business.

Cindy joined Kite in 2023 with more than 20 years of scientific and commercial leadership experience in global biopharmaceutical organizations. Most recently, she served as Head of Roche Molecular Lab Solutions where she oversaw the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and Sequencing Business. Prior to that, she was Chief Executive Officer at Foundation Medicine. Before joining Foundation Medicine, Cindy was Head of Global Oncology Strategy at Roche’s Oncology Unit. In 2012, Cindy joined Sarah Cannon Research Institute as President of Global Development Innovations where she gained invaluable insights into the day-to-day care of people living with cancer. She started her career at Johns Hopkins University as a senior research associate.

She holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California and a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from The State University of New York at Potsdam.