Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Position: SVP, Information Technology

Mr. Williams joined ProKidney in 2023 as SVP, Information Technology bringing over 30 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical, health and consumer industries.  Most recently, Mr. Williams was SVP and Chief Information Officer for Celgene Corporation.  Mr. Williams joined Celgene as its first Chief Information Officer and led the company’s global information technology organization including the development of patient/consumer digital services, product risk management, cybersecurity and established the global cell and gene therapy platforms.  These technology capabilities transformed the US-based organization into a global enterprise with operations in more than 85 countries.

Prior to joining Celgene, Mr. Williams served as Senior Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer of AstraZeneca PLC responsible for information services and operations worldwide.  In his 19-year career at AstraZeneca, he served in senior management positions of increasing responsibility in product development, commercialization and information technology.  Before the AstraZeneca merger, he was a founding member of the Astra/Merck joint venture.  Mr. Williams also serves as a Senior Technology Advisor to Bain & Co. and Triton Capital.

Mr. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Temple University and his MBA from St. Joseph’s University Haub School of Business.