Betty Pio


Betty Pio is a Partner within Simon-Kucher's Life Sciences division and based in San Francisco.

She focuses on portfolio planning, growth strategy, commercial development, and business development & licensing for life sciences companies. Her work is often cross-functional and ranges from long-term strategic planning to tactical implementation.

Prior to joining Simon-Kucher, Betty held strategy consulting roles in the life science division of a mid-sized, publically traded consultancy, a healthcare-focused investment bank, and a boutique consultancy. She has over a decade of experience in life science strategy consulting.

She received her M.S. in Regulatory Science at the USC School of Pharmacy and her B.S. in Molecular, Cell, and Development Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Throughout her studies, she was involved in nuclear medicine clinical research at the UCLA Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division. She has co-authored several papers in peer-reviewed journals based on her research.