January 29 - 31, 2018
The Marker San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Executive Director – Brand Safety & Security Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Aaron Graham is the Executive Director of Brand Safety & Security for Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Prior to his current assignment, he served in similar senior security roles with global responsibility at Pfizer, Apple and Purdue Pharma. Before transitioning to industry, Aaron began his federal law enforcement career as a Special Agent for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he conducted international undercover investigations and served on the SWAT team. He subsequently served as a senior special agent and team leader for the FDA-Office of Criminal Investigations, directing undercover investigations targeting global prescription drug trafficking organizations involving counterfeit, unapproved and misbranded medicines.
Aaron has briefed members of Federal and State legislative committees regarding the need for enhanced supply chain security regulations; presented global threat analysis and actionable intelligence regarding illicit Internet pharmacies to Interpol; testified in US and foreign criminal courts; appeared as an industry expert on NBC Dateline – “Bitter Pills,” National Geographic’s documentary “Illicit: The Dark Trade,” and numerous national newspapers and trade publications.
Aaron has been honored to receive recognition and awards from various law enforcement agencies and private sector organizations. In March 2005, FBI LEEDA presented Aaron with their first-ever Innovator Award, acknowledging his leadership and exceptional contributions to the law enforcement community. In 2006, the American Police Hall of Fame presented Aaron with the Presidents National Medal of Patriotism. In March 2016, Aaron received PhRMA’s We Work for Health Champions Award. (For additional background: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aagraham)