Dave Leitham

Aspen Technology, Inc.
SVP, Pharma General Manager
David Leitham is Sr Vice President and General Manager, Pharmaceuticals. David leads the pharma business unit at AspenTech, defining solutions that best serve the needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers to accelerate digitalization in their environments.

Prior to AspenTech, David spent nearly 20 years with Thermo Fisher Scientific. He held multiple leadership positions, most recently as Vice President and General Manager responsible for a team of more than 500 people. In this role, he drove digital transformation efforts for multiple businesses within the company, while also integrating and harmonizing product divisions for improved organization and performance.

His previous roles include Glaxo SmithKline where he served as Vice President, Information Engineering, Technology and Architecture; The Network Connection where he served as Vice President, Software Engineering and Vice President, Application Development; and FAAC Incorporated, where he held several engineering positions.

David attended Penn State University where he holds a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.