Mr. Arthur Edge III

Global Supply & Strategy Director,
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Arthur L. Edge III – As a Global Supply & Strategy Director at AstraZeneca (AZ), Arthur is creating agile, connected, and sustainable supply chains that place pioneering science into the hands of patients. He’s been working to eliminate Asthma and COVID-19 but his current focus is on attacking cancer and strengthening AstraZeneca’s manufacturing strategy and leading the launch of new for the Oncology Therapy Area. Prior to AZ, Arthur developed a broad array of experiences supporting advancements in medicine and technology.  While at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), he built robust manufacturing processes to ensure patients never ran out of the first drug developed specifically for lupus. At Emergent BioSolutions, he created new vaccines and therapies to help the US Government quickly respond to Zika and Ebola outbreaks. And in search of renewable energy sources, he designed biofuels from algae at DSM, which BMW leveraged at the 2012 Olympics in London to power its low-emission vehicle fleet. 

When not pushing biotech solutions, Arthur is actively searching for opportunities to build science-based ventures and to grow the STEM talent pipeline. In Maryland, he serves as President of the Manufacturing, Engineering, & Technology advisory board for Montgomery County Public Schools, the top-ranked district in the country for number of high school students completing the Project Lead the Way Engineering and Biomedical Science curriculum.

Arthur is very active in the scientific community, serving on the advisory board for several organizations. He leads workforce development initiatives and big data think tanks with the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). He also supports the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) as the current National Professionals Chairs Emeritus, while his past NSBE service includes being Director of the Healthcare Innovation Special Interest Group (HISIG). Finally, Arthur is an ambassador for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

Arthur holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (University of Michigan) and Master of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Johns Hopkins University).  During his free time, he "shakes it up" with salsa and swing hand dance teams in Washington, DC.