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Sue Siegel has dedicated her life to improving human lives and livelihoods. Her career spans multiple S-curves of innovation, from the era of genomics to the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and digitization across industries. Born in the Philippines and raised in Puerto Rico, Siegel did graduate work in molecular biology and biochemistry in Boston and began her corporate career with roles at Bio-Rad, DuPont, and Amersham. She then became president and board member of Affymetrix, where she drove the company’s transformation from a pre-revenue startup to a global genomics leader with a multibillion-dollar market cap publicly listed company.
Siegel then started her VC career as a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures in Silicon Valley, spearheading investments in personalized medicine, digital health, and life sciences. Based on her record of predicting and pursuing industry-shaping innovation, she was recruited to GE to lead its Healthymagination business and to create GE Ventures, serving as its CEO before expanding her responsibilities to become GE’s first Chief Innovation Officer. Siegel has served on more than 20 public, private corporate, and nonprofit boards, including currently serving on Illumina, Align Technologies, Nevro, KFF, and is Chairman of the Board at MIT’s The Engine, an accelerator that invests in early-stage, groundbreaking world impacting companies.
Siegel has been recognized as Fortune’s “34 Leaders Who Are Changing Health Care,” as one of “The 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley” and was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Global Corporate Venture in 2020. In 2023, Sue was honored as a top 2023 NACD Directorship 100 awardee. She was selected as an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and is a featured “Multiplier” in the bestselling book: “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.”
When not seeking the ‘next new thing’, you can find her exploring the trails of northern California and urban landscapes around the world with her husband, family, friends, and mentees, or having fun swinging her pickleball racket.