Zia has ~20 years of cross-functional pharmaceutical industry experience ranging from drug discovery, medical affairs, alliance management and business development. As a member of the Global Business Development team at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Zia currently focusses on the search and evaluation of potential BD and licensing opportunities in Oncology. Zia started his pharma career as a discovery scientist, working on preclinical programs at Wyeth/Pfizer. He joined BMS in 2010 as a Medical Strategy Lead and has had diverse roles involving pre-launch medical activities, product lifecycle management and commercialization.
Zia completed his PhD in Molecular Biology from Yale University, and an MBA in Pharmaceutical Management from Rutgers Business School. He holds a B.S. in Life Sciences from St. Xaviers College in Mumbai, India.