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Mairead Kennedy: 'Nothing beats that sense of achievement when you reach a challenging milestone'

Mairead Kennedy of Viatris discusses her role as portfolio lead in global device development and the importance of strong connections in your team at work.


Mairead Kennedy is a portfolio lead in global device development at Viatris in Dublin. After graduating from the University of Limerick with a BSc in industrial chemistry, she held a number of engineering and project management roles at companies including Intel Ireland and Pfizer, while also completing a master’s degree in project management part-time.


Prior to her current role, Kennedy spent eight years in Australia working for GSK and then CSL Behring, where she held the position of global engineering program director. In May 2020, she returned to Ireland and joined Viatris.


When asked what first stirred her interest in the medical device/combination product industry, Kennedy cited the fact that Ireland is a “hotbed for the pharma/life sciences industry” and that she had a strong desire to work in a projects role that involved both science and engineering.



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