Vice President, Senior Counsel and Head of Contracts
Andrea Kocharyan is Vice President, Senior Counsel and Head of Contracts for Flagship Pioneering. She joined Flagship in 2022, and leads the Flagship Contracts team, participates as the corporate legal representative to Flagship General Partner Avak Kahvejian’s origination team, and works closely with the real estate group on leases and related matters.
Andrea’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry spans more than 20 years and includes work in legal and in scientific roles. Most recently, Andrea served as Vice President, Head of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer at Zealand Pharma US, Inc., a biotechnology company focused in metabolic and gastrointestinal diseases. She was previously the Head of Legal at Sumitomo Dannipon Pharma Oncology, US General Counsel at rEVO Biologics, and held attorney roles at Biogen, Ironwood, and Forum Pharmaceuticals. Andrea began her career as a laboratory associate with roles at Genzyme and Biogen.
Andrea has been an annual presenter at the CBI Specialty Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress from 2016-2021, where she served as the conference chair in 2021. She has been a speaker at the Women Leaders in Life Sciences conference in Boston as well as the annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum and Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress in Washington D.C.
Andrea holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a B.S. in Biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.