STERIS Welcomes Noted Mental Health Advocate Esther M. Alegria, Ph.D. to Board of Directors

STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) is delighted to announce the addition of Esther M. Alegria, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Alegria brings a wealth of professional experience and expertise to the Board, and will undoubtedly be a great asset to the Company.

We are delighted to have Dr. Alegria join our Board at STERIS. Her immense experience of over thirty years in the biopharmaceuticals industry will be a great asset to the company. Chairman Mohsen Sohi expressed his enthusiasm with the addition, noting Dr. Alegria’s invaluable contributions.

As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of APIE Therapeutics, Dr. Alegria is leading a dynamic team in the development of therapeutic drugs to treat chronic and debilitating diseases. Before founding APIE, she was the President and Senior Executive Advisor at Catalyst Excel & Advance, an advisory firm that assisted senior executives in launching new pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Alegria’s impressive career also included Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing at Biogen, Inc., where she held positions of growing responsibility over time. With her extensive experience in the industry, she is uniquely qualified to lead APIE in its mission to revolutionize the medical field.

Dr. Alegria is an accomplished scientist and business leader, holding a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Hawaii and an executive business management certification from Harvard Business School. She currently serves on the Board of Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO), where she is a member of its Audit and Corporate Governance Committees. Her expertise and dedication to excellence have been instrumental in the company’s success.


STERIS is more than just a provider of products and services—we are a partner in patient care, with a mission to create a healthier and safer world. We strive to develop innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental solutions that help prevent infections and improve patient outcomes. By working closely with our customers, we are dedicated to making a real impact on the health and wellbeing of people around the world.

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