Irene Aquino


Vice President, Patient Engagement
Advocacy and Support

Irene Aquino joined Rhythm as Vice President, Patient Engagement, Advocacy and Support, in October 2017. Irene has over 24 years of experience in the industry, with an expertise in leading the strategy for marketing, sales, and patient advocacy. Prior to joining Rhythm, Irene served as Senior Director at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, where she pioneered the global strategy for advocacy and engagement and built the team to support the company’s multiple assets. Additionally, Irene has successful pre-launch and launch experience of biologics and rare disease treatments, with emphasis on patient strategy and execution. Irene served in various sales and marketing leadership roles at Biogen, Shire, EMD Serono, and Sanofi. Irene earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.