wendy cheung

Peer Circle Chairperson Wendy Cheung

Global Head of Oncology Strategy, New Product Planning and Operations Specialty Care, Sanofi Genzyme

Wendy Cheung is a veteran in the pharmaceutical industry and an experienced female leader. She is a serial launcher, a strategic connector and a solution architect. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Cheung has built and led teams to launch 9 new medicines in oncology and other therapeutic areas, including diabetes, pain management and gastroenterology.

Her breadth and depth in the industry across verticals, along with her strategic thinking and ability to rally diverse internal and external clinical stakeholders, have enabled Wendy to mobilize teams, solve challenges at hand, build processes to enable change and most importantly, translate science to clinically impactful outcomes for patients worldwide.


Currently, Wendy serves as the Global Head of Oncology Strategy, New Product Planning and Operations at Sanofi, and has held this role since 2021. Prior to joining Sanofi, Wendy has held several leadership roles, including Global Head of Commercial for Enhertu, beyond Breast Cancer; and Global Medicines Leader for Established Oncology and Global Commercial Lead for Imfinzi at AstraZeneca. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado.

She is a passionate leader committed to catalyzing transformation and accelerating innovation through thoughtful partnerships to bring novel medicines to patients.

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Peer Circle Chairperson

Cultivate Your Own High-Level Community

Welcome to the Strategy and Portfolio Planning Peer Circle by Xtalks. As a pharma professional working in product and portfolio planning, you face unique challenges that require industry-specific knowledge and insights. Although attending conferences and events can help establish connections, sustaining these relationships over time to foster valuable conversations and connections can be challenging. Xtalks Peer Circles fills that gap.

Our Peer Circles are designed to connect industry professionals who have similar roles and face the same obstacles. With a focus on strategy and portfolio planning, you’ll get access to the latest information and best practices in the most efficient way possible. Plus, you’ll be matched with other leaders in your field, saving time and money while networking with the most practical set of problem solvers you could ever assemble.

Say goodbye to vendor-filled environments and event organizers setting the agenda. Our peer circles are created for you, and are curated by you. By joining this exclusive group, you will have the opportunity to participate in virtual meetings and discussions with top leaders in strategy and portfolio planning. This will provide you with access to the latest strategies and insights to help tackle your biggest challenges.

How You Will Benefit

Save Time and Funding

Xtalks Peer Circles were designed to cater to busy professionals by offering virtual meetings that are cost-effective and efficient. No flights, no hotels, no conference tickets, no days lost. Unlike conferences or tradeshows, peer circles offer no travel downtime, and members can easily participate in the discussions led by the meeting’s chair without any prior preparation required.

Gain Deep Insights and Develop Cutting-Edge Strategies

Being a part of the Strategy and Portfolio Planning Peer Circle enables members to learn how to navigate the specific challenges in their field. Through sharing best practices, experiences, and lessons-learned with other industry leaders, members can develop strategies to address both anticipated and unexpected issues.

Build Meaningful Industry Connections

This Peer Circle provides a unique opportunity for potential members — a chance to build your own high-level industry community. This sense of community is fostered by the open and supportive nature of the discussions within each peer circle and results in building deeper and more meaningful connections with your industry peers. Members are encouraged to share their experiences, best practices, and challenges with one another in a safe and confidential environment.

By engaging in these deeper conversations and connections, members of the Strategy and Portfolio Planning Peer Circle can gain a greater understanding of their industry and the challenges it faces. If you join, you’ll develop new perspectives and insights that can inform your own work and decision-making.

What You Will Get

  • Six virtual meetings over a period of 12 months that are led by the peer circle chairperson
  • A private and secure communication channel to connect informally at anytime via chat, audio or video with your peer circle members
  • An industry bulletin featuring news and developments related to strategy and portfolio planning
  • Up to 9 Continuing Education (CE) credits, per year, based your participation in the Peer Circle.

Who Should Attend?

Our Strategy and Portfolio Planning Peer Circle is specifically designed for senior-level Strategy and Portfolio planning professionals working in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industry. If you’re looking to connect with peers who understand the unique challenges you face and learn from other leaders in the industry, this is the Peer Circle for you.

Join us today to take advantage of this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow in your career.

If you have any questions, please connect with us here.

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  • Dec 12 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET
  • Feb 27 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET
  • Apr 30 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

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