Vice President, Life Sciences, ODAIA
Orchid Jahanshahi is a persuasive and passionate
commercial leader with extensive experience in Marketing
Management, Sales Management and Global Brand
Strategy in the biopharmaceutical sector. She has held
numerous progressive roles in bringing specialty and
primary care treatments to healthcare professionals.
Orchid worked in Canada and the United States at six
Fortune 500 pharma companies and in various therapeutic
areas including Neuroscience, Multiple Sclerosis,
Cardiovascular, Wound Care, Oncology and Hematology.
Orchid has a proven eye for organizational talent, having
led critical change by engaging associates to nurture their sense of purpose, while
coaching for stellar business targets. As a collaborative people leader, she embraces
Diversity and Inclusion, having implemented training on Unconscious Bias at a large
In 2020, Orchid pivoted her career to the artificial intelligence space at two separate
Toronto tech start-ups with the vision to create awareness for the ethical use of AI, and
to help unleash the power of AI-powered predictive analytics for the life sciences sector.
In her current role as VP Commercial, Life Sciences at ODAIA, Orchid is responsible
for the Sales and Marketing strategy of MAPTUAL, a SaaS Customer Data platform
designed to automate real-time insights with AI/ML for the biopharma industry.
Orchid is a member of the Board of Directors of Kinark Child & Family Services’ Board
of Directors and was a previous Education Chair of OPMA.
Orchid holds an MBA from Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.