Meet Biogen’s leadership team
Board of Directors
Lynn Schenk joined Biogen’s Board of Directors in 1995. She serves as Chair of the Risk Committee and is a member of the Compensation and Management Development Committee. Ms. Schenk is an attorney and consultant in private practice with extensive public policy and business experience. She is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Scripps Research Institute, a director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board and a trustee of the University of California, San Diego Foundation. From 1999 to 2003, she served as Chief of Staff to the Governor of California, during which time she led the effort to create the Institutes for Science and Innovation at the University of California. From 1993 to 1995, Ms. Schenk was a Member of the United States House of Representatives, representing San Diego, California, and served on the House Energy & Commerce Committee with a special emphasis on biotechnology. From 1980 to 1983, she was the California Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing, during which tenure she formed the California Commission on Industrial Innovation. During the California energy crisis and post-9/11/2001, Ms. Schenk headed the risk management team for the State of California’s Executive Branch.
Ms. Schenk is a member of the Board of Directors of Sempra Energy, an energy services and development company, and serves on the Compensation Committee, the Executive Committee and is the Chair of the Environmental Health, Safety and Technology Committee. Ms. Schenk is also a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow, a member of the NACD Advisory Council on Risk Oversight and a Fellow of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. In 2017 Ms. Schenk was selected as an NACD Directorship 100 honoree.