Maya Said, Sc.D.

Maya Said, Sc.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Maya is an entrepreneur, founder, and healthcare passionate. An engineer and scientist by training, she strongly believes that technology combined with biological insight can revolutionize how diseases are treated and managed. At Celsius, she oversees operations, finance and strategy.

Maya spent the past 15 years working in healthcare, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on increasing innovation and access. Prior to venturing into startups, she was a senior executive at both Novartis and Sanofi, leading global functions such as market access, policy, R&D strategy and business development. Earlier in her career, she was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group and a founding member of its Strategy Institute.

Maya barely escaped being a lifer at MIT, but only after completing five degrees. She authored the first textbook chapter on Biological Signal Processing and is proud to have co-created a freshman seminar titled Signal Processing, Sailing and Magic!