Saturday, April 1, 2023

Urovant Sciences Appoints Betzy Estrada As Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Urovant Sciences Appoints Betzy Estrada As Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Urovant Sciences, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitovant Biopharma Ltd., today announced the appointment of Betzy Estrada as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In her new role, Estrada reports to Urovant President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Robinson and is based at the company’s headquarters office in Irvine, Calif.

“Betzy Estrada joins Urovant Sciences at a time of significant growth and evolution for our company and our people as we accelerate the launch of our first commercial product as a treatment option for adults with overactive bladder, and as we continue to advance our clinical development pipeline,” Robinson said. “I believe Betzy embodies our shared values of integrity and compassion, bold innovation, and achievement through collaboration. Her leadership will be key to the continued advancement of our core initiatives and bring to life our philosophy that Urovant is ‘Powered by People and Possibilities,’” Robinson said.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to join Urovant Sciences at this exciting time for the company and our people,” Estrada said. “Urovant is undertaking important progress toward achieving a vision of becoming a leading specialty company that is recognized and trusted for our commitment to urology.”

Estrada brings to Urovant her extensive experience leading impactful human resources teams in the biotechnology and medical device industries. Most recently, she was vice president, human resources, and chief compliance executive for Nihon Kohden, a leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Earlier in her career, she held human resource leadership positions with Claremont University Consortium, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson Advanced Sterilization Products, and Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Estrada earned a B.S. degree in business administration, with emphasis in human resources, from the Marshall School of Business of the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Professionals in Human Resources Association and Healthcare Corporate Compliance Association.