Biography

Brian Toohey

Senior Vice President for International
PhRMA


Brian C. Toohey is the Senior Vice President for International at the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), where he is responsible for international intellectual property, pricing & reimbursement, and science and regulatory activities. Previously, he was the President & CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and Executive Vice President of DEKA Research & Development Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was Vice President of wireless network operator and service provider AirCell, Inc. and Director of International Government Affairs and Managing Director of the European business unit at the global satellite company, Iridium LLC. Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Toohey worked for several years at the U.S. Department of Commerce, primarily on European trade and intellectual property issues.

Mr. Toohey received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee and was a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s and United States Trade Representative’s International Trade Advisory Committee. He is Senior Advisor to F.I.R.S.T., a leading nonprofit organization that brings science and technology to America’s schools. Mr. Toohey was Chairman of the Beijing-based U.S. Information Technology Organization (USITO) and a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation and the Semiconductor Industry Association. A Boston native, Mr. Toohey and his wife reside in Washington, DC.