Leslie Helou, Sr Director, PPM Office, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

Leslie Helou, PharmD, BCPS currently serves as the Senior Director of the Portfolio & Project Management Office (PPMO), responsible for enterprise Project Management and portfolio decision support, Knowledge Management, Clinical Services, and is currently leading the design and implementation of a resource management function to support capacity management for all development projects across R&D and Operations resources.

Leslie joined Upsher-Smith as a Clinical Research Scientist contributing to NDA, ANDA, and consumer product research for a number of years. She served as the Therapeutic Lead for the Strategic Portfolio Management Group responsible for identifying, tracking trends, and selecting therapeutic areas for development and growth of Upsher-Smith’s development pipeline, and lead a large Phase 3 development program in the epilepsy space.