Dr. Concepción “Conchita” Jiménez-González has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceuticals and chemical industries; including multinational experience in R&D, support functions, manufacturing and supply. She is a life cycle inventory and assessment practitioner, and has led the development of analytic tools to streamline life cycle assessment of chemicals to drive business decisions, as well as several methodologies to use computer modeling techniques into design of chemicals and chemical processes.
Conchita developed much of the Genome heuristics, and brings her expertise on life cycle inventory, life cycle assessment, tool development and green chemistry to provide strategic and scientific direction to the program. She is also instrumental in visioning the uses for the database information.
She is currently Program Lead at GlaxoSmithKline, where she has had a series of roles of increasing responsibility, including Director of New Product Development, Director of Operational Sustainability, Director of Engagement, Planning, Analysis and Reporting; amongst others. Prior to GSK she worked for GeoEnvironmental Consultants; ITESM in Mexico; and as visiting researcher at Pfizer. In addition to her job at GSK, she is an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, and serves in the Governing Board of the American Chemistry Society’s Green Chemistry Institute. She is a Fellow of the IChemE, received the 2010 Industrial Practice in Sustainable Engineering Award from AIChE’s Sustainable Engineering Forum, and was appointed to the EPA’s Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals.
Conchita holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University; an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from ITESM; México and a B.S. in Chemical and Industrial Engineering at the Chihuahua Institute of Technology, México.