Richard Scheller

As executive vice president of research and chief scientific officer at Genentech, Scheller oversees strategy for the company’s research and drug discovery activities. This is no small task. Genentech, which is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, is considered one of the founders of the biotech industry and is now a world leader in the production of cancer medicines. It has an impressive number of drugs on the market, and one of the most robust product pipelines in the industry.