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Sue Siegel is GE’s Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of Business Innovations/GE Ventures. In this capacity, Sue led the development and acceleration of innovation across GE. She has 35+ years of corporate, entrepreneurial and venture capital experience all geared towards turning untapped potential into real value.
In this role, Sue led a multimodal innovation business comprised of equity investing, creating and scaling new companies, and GE Licensing. She also led strategy planning and oversaw the global marketing function.
At MDV, as a Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist, Sue led investments in personalized medicine, digital health, and life sciences. She served as Board member for dozens of companies including: Pacific Biosciences, Crescendo Biosciences, DVS Sciences, Navigenics, to name a few. Prior to being a VC, Sue led Affymetrix as President and Board Member, where she drove the company’s transformation from a pre-revenue startup to a global, multibillion-dollar market cap, publicly listed genomics leader. Sue also held executive leadership roles at Bio-Rad, DuPont and Amersham.
Sue is currently a board member at Align Technologies (NASDAQ: ALGN), Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN), and MIT’s The Engine. Additionally, she serves on the advisory boards for: Harvard Partners Healthcare Innovation, co-chairs Stanford Medicine Board of Fellows, B&W Hospital Scientific Advisory, Board UC Innovation Council, RAND Health Care, and USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders. She served on numerous non-profit boards including Silicon Valley’s Tech Museum of Innovation, was part of the founding members of NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, amongst others.
Sue has been recognized widely, including one of Fortune’s “34 Leaders Who Are Changing Health Care” and as one of “The 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. She is a 2003 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and was featured as a “Multiplier” in the bestselling book: “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.”
When not immersed in the professional world, you can find Sue relaxing with her husband and two grown sons or hiking the trails around her home in the northern California Bay Area.