Dr. Irish is the Senior Vice President of Technical Operations Supply Chain, responsible for establishing and securing a reliable supply chain, including supply and operations planning, logistics and packaging engineering, sourcing and procurement, and business systems. Jian works closely with both the Commercial and Technical Operations organization to create operational strategies for supply chain design, product life cycle management, launch and commercialization planning.

Prior to Kite Pharma , she was the Vice President of Biologics Supply, Sourcing and Partnerships and the Vice President of Biologics Product Development Technology Transfer at Sanofi . Jian served executive leadership roles in the JAPAC regional operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and oncology CMC development at Amgen prior to Sanofi. Jian also served on a variety of partnership governance boards and as JV officers. Jian, a rare international executive, earned her BS in Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai, China, a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Chiba University in Japan, and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Jian is fluent in English, Chinese and Japanese.