Sanjiv K. Patel, M.A., M.D., MBA


Sanjiv confesses that he is a terrible driver, having failed driving tests in at least two countries.


Sanjiv Patel brings to Relay Therapeutics more than 20 years of life sciences industry experience. Prior to Relay Therapeutics, Sanjiv was at Allergan for more than a decade, and played a key part in Allergan’s sustained growth and value creation over that period. Sanjiv held roles of increased responsibility, including leading global strategic marketing for all franchises and general management of Allergan’s fastest growth geographic region, the emerging markets. Sanjiv was most recently part of Allergan’s executive team as chief strategy officer, where he was at the center of some of the industry’s largest transactions. His work with the senior leadership team of Allergan defined its long-term objectives and strategy, including divestment and integration planning activities.

Prior to Allergan, Sanjiv was a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group in London and he started his career as a surgeon in the U.K.’s National Health Service.

Sanjiv holds an MBA from INSEAD, MBBS from the University of London and a M.A. in neurosciences from Cambridge University.