Steve E. Krognes Chairman, CHI Finance Committee
SVP, Regional Head, Finance and IT and Chief Financial Officer
Pharma North America, Genentech

Steve E. Krognes is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Genentech. He serves on the Genentech Executive Committee. In this role, he is responsible for Genentech’s Finance and Information Technology group. Krognes joined Roche in January 2004 as global head of Mergers & Acquisitions. In this role, he led Roche’s internal Mergers & Acquisitions group and was responsible for all Roche transactions worldwide. Prior to joining Roche, Krognes worked as a venture capitalist in Scandinavia, as a Mergers & Acquisitions investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Danske Bank, and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Krognes holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a second lieutenant in the Royal Norwegian Air Force.