Sushma Kommareddy has a Ph.D. in Drug & Gene delivery. She is currently working as Director, Head of Drug Product Development at Takeda Vaccines. In her experience at Takeda and Novartis, she worked in different capacities to lead multiple vaccines and related biologic candidates through clinical development. In addition, Sushma provides overall leadership of a key dengue life cycle management initiative, implementation of a lyophilized multi-dose product for Takeda’s dengue vaccine. Sushma has been an active member of Toastmaster’s for over 6 years. She is the sponsor/founder of Takeda Toastmasters and Served as the 1st president of the club.