Adelene PerkinsChair and Chief Executive Officer
Adelene Perkins serves as Infinity’s chief executive officer and Infinity’s chair, a position she has held since 2012. She was named chief executive officer and elected to the Board of Directors in 2009. Prior to becoming Infinity’s chief executive officer, Ms. Perkins served as Infinity’s President, a position she held since 2008. Ms. Perkins joined Infinity in June 2002 as executive vice president and chief business officer.
Ms. Perkins joined Infinity from TransForm Pharmaceuticals where she served as vice president of business and corporate development and an early member of the management team that built the company prior to its acquisition by J&J. Prior to TransForm, from 1992-1999, she was at Genetics Institute, now a unit of Pfizer, where she was vice president of emerging businesses and the cofounder and general manager of the DiscoverEase™ business unit. She also formed and served as chief executive officer of MetaMorphix, a joint venture between Genetics Institute and Johns Hopkins University. She joined Genetics Institute in corporate and business development where she led corporate and product strategy initiatives. From 1985-1992, Ms. Perkins worked at Bain & Company, an international strategy consulting firm, where she provided strategic and operational advice to clients in the healthcare industry.
Ms. Perkins received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and her B.S. in chemical engineering from Villanova University. She is on the Boards of BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization), the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Bruker Corporation; and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Project Hope, a multi-service agency committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. She is a past member of the Boards of Padlock Therapeutics and the Massachusetts Life Science Center.