Elena Bejan

Head of Research and Development & Project Management
Charles City, IA, USA
“When we undertake a program, it’s not just about the science. It’s also about the client, the partnership, the business and the ultimate stakeholders, the patients. It’s about how we work together to create future opportunities.”


  • Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Paris-Sud University (Paris XI), Paris
  • MBA from Rotman School of Management, Toronto
  • 25+ years of industry experience focused on scientific innovation and R&D


Driven to connect the dots between science, clients and business, Elena leads research and development at Cambrex.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organic chemistry
  • Research & development
  • Business management and leadership