Lara Smith Weber brings over 25 years of finance, accounting, and strategy experience with life science companies in the United States and Europe. She most recently served as CFO and Head of Commercial Financial Planning and Analysis for MorphoSys, Inc., based in Boston, USA. Prior to that, Lara held various finance leadership roles at MorphoSys AG, based in Munich, Germany. Her roles included Senior VP, Head of Controlling and Corporate Finance, where she led a US$239M NASDAQ IPO in 2018. Previously, Lara spent 7 years at Telefonica Germany in a variety of finance leadership positions and worked for consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, in Zurich, Switzerland. Lara earned a BA in German Studies and both a BS and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in Palo Alto, USA. She also earned an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.