Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




MannKind Corp. Michael Castagna is chief executive of MannKind Corp. in Westlake Village. He has more than 20 years of experience in health care, pharmaceutical, biotech, and specialty pharmacy. He joined MannKind from Amgen, where he spent more than three years as vice president, global commercial lead for a portfolio of nine biosimilar drugs. He received his bachelor’s of science - pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, his doctor of pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. BEST ADVICE: Follow what you enjoy doing and don’t chase money, title or quit a job over a bad boss because you will likely have a new one in a year. FAVORITE BOOK: “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham. BUCKET LIST: Ensuring the world has access to inhaled insulin and enjoying the next few family vacations while my kids are still home.


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