Kathy Biberstein is currently Executive Partner and General Counsel of Flagship Pioneering, Inc., a company that creates and develops first-in-category companies with the ability to transform human health and sustainability. Kathy began her career in the automotive industry as an engineer at General Motors, where she worked on an early prototype of Chevrolet’s all electric vehicle. After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, she practiced law in Boston before moving to Switzerland to work as legal counsel and a member of the executive committee of the World Economic Forum, an international policy think tank that brings together leaders in business, government and academia to address current global issues. Kathy then spent 30 years working as an executive in the biotechnology industry in Switzerland, Ireland and Boston. She was an observer on the investment committee of two oncology social impact funds and a director of a company working to cure genetic diseases. Kathy lives in Freeport, Maine where she raised her two sons and is on the life science advisory board of FocusMaine.