Nazneen Rahman CBE

Chief Executive Officer & NED, YewMaker & AstraZeneca

Nazneen Rahman has made significant contributions to science and medical research over the last 25 years. She is an internationally recognised expert in cancer genomics and was Professor of Human Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research and Head of Cancer Genetics at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London until 2019.

Nazneen is a Non-Executive Director at AstraZeneca, Chair of the AstraZeneca Science Committee and Chair of the AstraZeneca Sustainability Committee.

Nazneen is now focussed on making healthcare more environmentally and economically sustainable. In 2020, she founded YewMaker, an action lab that builds, tests and scales sustainable healthcare solutions. YewMaker is the executive partner of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership, a multi-stakeholder private-public collaboration delivering evidence-based solutions to reduce medicines waste and sustainably get medicines to more people.

Nazneen has a strong commitment to open science and science communication and has garnered numerous awards, including a CBE in the 2016 Queen’s birthday honours for services to Medical Science.