Nazan joined PMI in 2006 in Research & Development (R&D) as Program Manager of Next Generation Products (NGPs)*. After that she held several roles of increasing responsibility, including Manager Scientific Communications, Manager Operations Strategic Planning, Senior Manager Intellectual Property and Competitive Intelligence, and Head of IP Intelligence and Ideation.
In her current role of the Program Lead, Nazan is responsible for the successful end-to-end Life Sciences components definition and deployment for all projects related to oral products development and lifecycle management. Nazan has an MSc and a PhD in Chemistry and Polymer Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech, U.S.
Nazan has cross-functional experience of over 20 years in the areas of product development and life sciences, program management, strategic planning, and IP Intelligence and Ideation.
* Next Generation Products is another term that refers to smoke-free products.