Person Details

Bahija Jallal

Bahija Jallal, Chief Executive Officer, Immunocore Limited

Director Qualifications

Ms. Jallal brings extensive healthcare industry experience to the Board gained through her several leadership positions at biopharmaceutical companies that provide new medicines to patients, including her current position of CEO at a multinational biotechnology company. In addition, Ms. Jallal has CEO and finance experience through her current position and her former position of President at a biologic research and development subsidiary of a large public company. These positions also provided her with regulatory and public policy experience due to the highly-regulated nature of the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Professional and Other Experience

  • Immunocore Holdings plc, a T-cell receptor biotechnology company, CEO (since 2019)

  • AstraZeneca PLC (“AstraZeneca”), a pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical business, Executive Vice President (2013-2019)

  • MedImmune, a biotechnology business and a subsidiary of AstraZeneca, President (2013-2019), Executive Vice President, Research and Development (2010-2013) and various other research and development positions (2006-2010)

Other Public Board Service

  • Immunocore Holdings plc, Director (since 2019)

  • ArriVent BioPharma, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company (publicly traded beginning January 2024), Director (2022-March 2024)

  • Guardant Health, Inc., a precision oncology company, Director (2019-2022)


M.S. and Ph.D., I’Universite’ De Paris VI; Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry