Niru brings to Rheos over 20 years of business and corporate development experience, including building new strategies and capabilities for high-growth organizations, leading multifunctional teams, managing partnerships and M&A transactions, and directing portfolio planning, alliance management, finance and operations. Most recently, she served as Senior VP, Corporate Development & Business Planning at Agios Pharmaceuticals, where she played an integral role in shaping the company’s strategy and led several key initiatives including the $2 billion sale of Agios’ oncology business in December 2020. Previously, Niru worked at Novartis Vaccines in a variety of roles in strategic planning, commercial, program leadership and M&A.
Earlier in her career, she worked in the healthcare practice at The Boston Consulting Group, advising large and small biopharma companies on a variety of strategic and operational issues.
Niru received a B.S.E in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.