Pamela Demain


Pamela Demain is a senior pharmaceutical leader with 40+ years worldwide experience combining negotiation of complex transactions at all stages of development and commercialization; leading relationship development; strategic planning expertise; and global marketing/brand leadership. Ms. Demain runs her own consulting business and is currently Senior Vice President, Business Development at NImmune Biopharma, where she oversees business development functions.

Previously, she served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility at Merck, starting in 1981 following an MBA Management training Program culminating as Executive Director, Corporate Licensing. For 18 years, she was responsible for negotiating transactions with companies, universities and institutions worldwide, including arrangements for compounds, research collaborations, patents, formulations and research platform technologies. Pam oversaw the relationship development area, which included responsibility for Merck’s partnering outreach program, initiating new business development opportunities and building relationships with companies and universities worldwide. Since 2000, she provided leadership for Merck’s strategic transformation to an outward-facing company focused on partnerships with companies and universities worldwide.

Other experiences at Merck include leadership of the Business Information & Research Department in the Worldwide Human Health Marketing area of Merck, providing global strategic decision support for all of Merck’s new and in-line products, and 13 years in Corporate Planning, Marketing Communications and Product Management, where she was responsible for the worldwide launch of PRIMAXIN/TIENAM.

Ms. Demain’s pharmaceutical career began in the natural products laboratory of Gruppo Lepetit, an Italian pharmaceutical company, which was then a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and holds an M.B.A. in International Business from The American University in Washington, D.C. Pam is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), and the Past President of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA and Canada.