IDDEXX Lab general counsel moves to Akili Interactive, a “digital medicine” company
Akili Interactive, which creates prescription treatments for people living with cognitive dysfunction, today announced the addition of two new executives to the Akili leadership team. Santosh Shanbhag has been named Chief Financial Officer and Jacqueline Studer has been named Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Akili. Shanbhag is a senior financial executive with 20 years of experience leading financial operations for U.S. and international organizations and executing complex business programs for startup healthcare companies.
Studer has for decades supported the legal function of both large and emerging healthcare companies. Prior to joining Akili, she served as general counsel at IDEXX Laboratories, where she led the legal, compliance and regulatory organizations. Before that, she led the legal, privacy and compliance organizations at Blue Health Intelligence, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, and various leadership positions at GE Healthcare including as general cunsel of the GE Healthcare IT & Performance Solutions division. Studer holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
“Santosh and Jackie are talented executives whose extensive business strategy and diverse industry experience make them the perfect fit for our growing business,” said Eddie Martucci, CEO of Akili. “They bring tremendous financial and legal expertise to the company which will help us continue to challenge the status quo of medicine on our path to deliver new hope to patients living with cognitive dysfunction.”