Chairman & Non Executive Director

  • Former President and CEO of Roche Molecular Systems, Pleasanton, California (2000-2006).
  • Past member of Roche’s Global Diagnostic and Executive Committee, and head of global business development,
  • Over 35 years of experience in the life sciences and health care industries.
  • A pioneer in the early adoption of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique, one of the most ubiquitous technologies in molecular biology and genetics research today.
  • Joined F. Hoffmann La Roche AG in 1985 and served as head of manufacturing for microbiological diagnostics, head of R&D microbiological diagnostics and head of the Business Area Microbiology.
  • Led the PCR Business Unit for Europe and strategic planning for PCR diagnostics since acquisition (1991).
  • Currently serves on the boards of several public and private life sciences and health care companies in the United States, Europe and Israel.