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Dean's Strategy Council Member

A 1975 graduate of Northeastern, Charles Ziakas credits his co-op assignment at a local hospital for his decision to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals. As an executive in three large biopharmaceutical companies over a thirty-six year career, he built and led multiple teams to success including directing the field launches of several multi billion dollar brands. A passionate champion of people, he developed many individuals to leadership positions and created many innovative programs to drive both individual and team performance. He served on the U.S. executive teams for Novartis Oncology, Biogen and as group VP at Schering Plough. He also holds an MBA degree from Rutgers. He currently splits his time on the New Hampshire Seacoast and northern New Jersey.