Board Finance & Treasurer
Company: Kite Pharma, a Gilead Company
Miguel Cerezo is the Senior Director of Facilities and Engineering at Kite Pharma’s T-Cell facility in El Segundo, California. He joined Kite in 2018 serving as Head of Facilities, Engineering and Operations for Kite’s network of Research, Development and clinical Manufacturing Centers located in Santa Monica and Emeryville, CA as well as in Gaithersburg, MD.
Prior to joining Kite, Miguel spent 22 years at Amgen where he served in various roles including as the Head of Site Facilities and Engineering, for the Thousand Oaks, CA headquarters campus and as the Corporate Engineering Technical Authority for Instrumentation, Measurement, Reliability and Controls.
Miguel began his technical career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) focusing on the development and worldwide field operation of precision sub-centimeter accuracy GPS receivers and microwave water vapor radiometers used in tectonic geodesy and very long baseline interferometry and as a member of the technical staff in the Measurement and Test Engineering Section where he developed and implemented testing and calibration solutions for the Spacecraft Environmental Testing Laboratory. During this time, he contributed to the mission success of many NASA space flight projects including Galileo, Cassini, Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera, Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner Mars Rover.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from Occidental College and a Masters degree in Quality Assurance from CSU Dominguez Hills.