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Krannert Executive Forum - Abid Ansari

Abid Ansari

Abid Ansari

Vice President, Head of Finance & Operations
Precision BioSciences, Inc.

Prior to joining Precision, Abid spent 5 years at GlaxoSmithKline in Deal Finance and Portfolio Management roles.  Before that, he spent 5 years at MedImmune in Commercial and Capital Finance roles and has 15 years of finance/accounting and investment management experience.  Today, he oversees all budgeting, accounting, tax, and auditing functions at Precision.  He also oversees and manages financing processes with institutional investors.  In his free time, Abid enjoys the spending time at the gym, Sunday basketball, and being outdoors with his wife, daughter, and two sons.  He earned his BS in Chemical Engineering and MBA both from Purdue University.  Abid is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Precision BioSciences is a biotechnology company dedicated to improving life.  Our mission is to cure genetic disease, overcome cancer, and feed the planet through innovative scientific solutions and with a focus on genome editing.  ARCUS®, Precision’s unique, therapeutic-grade genome editing system combines the specificity and efficacy required to translate the promise of gene editing into life changing gene therapies, cell therapies, and agricultural products. To learn more about our platform capabilities and pipeline visit

Our team includes pioneers in genome engineering, biotech business leaders, and a staff of committed Precisioneers.  We work together in Precision’s beautifully designed and award-winning space in vibrant downtown Durham, NC; a place with great restaurants and museums as well as fantastic housing, schools, and daycare.  Precision provides all employees a sense of purpose and opportunities to train and grow – not to mention plentifully stocked kitchens and fantastic benefits.  At Precision BioSciences, we are excited to work together toward improving lives by realizing the potential of gene editing.