Ms. Hansen joined Athersys in 2020 as Senior Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain, and in June 2022 was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Hansen has extensive operations and supply chain experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health sectors. Prior to joining Athersys, Ms. Hansen was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. She worked with clients around the world to develop and optimize end-to-end operations and global supply chains. Her work included the development of operations and supply chain strategy, capability building, manufacturing optimization, go-to-market effectiveness, and digital and analytics. She was a leader within McKinsey’s Operations practice and led the operations transformation and capability building service line to ensure impact across large-scale operations. In addition, Ms. Hansen served as the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Cleveland office.
Ms. Hansen served as a Lieutenant with the United States Navy and holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, a Master of Science degree, and a Master of Business Administration, all received from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.