Veleka is an accomplished life sciences executive who has spent her career dedicated to the industry, advising pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and other companies on FDA regulatory, legal, and global compliance matters, as a strategic business and legal advisor, including serving as Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary advising the Board of Directors and senior management. Additionally, Veleka has extensive experience as outside counsel to major life sciences companies, including as the Chair of the North America Food and Drug Practice for Baker McKenzie. She has spent the majority of her career serving as legal and compliance in-house counsel to life sciences companies. Veleka received a J.D. from University of South Carolina School of Law and a B.A. in political science from Hampton University.