Lindsay Androski, JD, MBA, CFA
Founder, President and CEO, Roivant Social Ventures
Lindsay Androski, JD, MBA, CFA is President and CEO of Roivant Social Ventures, the social impact arm of Roivant Sciences, which has a mission of improving healthcare access and outcomes for underserved groups and unmet medical needs. She joined the founding team of Roivant in early 2016, where she built and led the team responsible for the in-license or acquisition of more than 30 pharmaceutical drug candidates. Ms. Androski was instrumental in the launch of 16 biotechs and participated in three IPOs and the then-largest-ever private biotech financing ($1.1 billion). To date, five drug candidates acquired by Ms. Androski’s team have been approved by FDA: Orgovyx (prostate cancer), Myfembree (heavy menstrual bleeding / uterine fibroids), Gemtesa (overactive bladder), Rethymic (pediatric congenital athymia), and VTAMA (plaque psoriasis). Ms. Androski also built and led the intellectual property team across the portfolio of companies, and led hiring of CEOs and CMOs for subsidiary companies, partnership efforts in Japan and China, and alliance management across the Roivant family of companies.
Ms. Androski serves as a Trustee of MIT, Chair of the MIT Visiting Committee for the Department of Chemistry, and member of the Visiting Committees for Sponsored Research, the Department of Biology, and the Department of Humanities. She is Board President of Incubate, an advocacy organization that educates lawmakers on the critical role of venture capital in biopharma, and serves as a Director of Eloxx Pharma, where she sits on the Audit and Compensation Committees. Ms. Androski also teaches in the Department of Economics of Duke University, and at the UNC-Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Androski spent a decade as a trial lawyer, including a stint in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the newly-launched Cybercrime unit of the Eastern District of Virginia. Ms. Androski holds two BS degrees from MIT, JD and MBA degrees from The University of Chicago, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a registered patent lawyer. Ms. Androski is a frequent public speaker and author, and her writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Nature Gene Therapy, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and a variety of legal journals.