Orchid Jahanshahi is a persuasive and passionate commercial leader with extensive experience in Marketing Management, Sales Management and Global Brand Strategy in the biopharmaceutical sector. She has held numerous progressive roles in bringing specialty and primary care treatments to healthcare professionals. Orchid worked in Canada and the United States at six Fortune 500 pharma companies and in various therapeutic areas including Neuroscience, Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiovascular, Wound Care, Oncology and Hematology.
Orchid has a proven eye for organizational talent, having led critical change by engaging associates to nurture their sense of purpose, while coaching for stellar business targets. As a collaborative people leader, she embraces Diversity and Inclusion, having implemented training on Unconscious Bias at a large pharmaceutical company.
In 2020, Orchid pivoted her career to the artificial intelligence space at two separate Toronto tech start-ups with the vision to create awareness for the ethical use of AI, and to help unleash the power of AI-powered predictive analytics for the life sciences sector. In her current role as VP Commercial, Life Sciences at ODAIA, Orchid is responsible for the Sales and Marketing strategy of MAPTUAL, a SaaS Customer Data platform designed to automate real-time insights with AI/ML for the biopharma industry.
Orchid is a member of the Board of Directors of Kinark Child & Family Services’ Board of Directors and was a previous Education Chair of OPMA.
Orchid holds an MBA from Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.