Sean X. Hu, PhD, MBA
Previous President (2019) & Founder, BioKatalyst
Board Member, Membership Committee Member, BioKatalyst
CEO, Avotres Inc.
Dr. Sean Hu is currently Senior Vice President and Head of Consulting in the US for pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries at GlobalData PLC, a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Dr. Hu brings more than two decades of broad experience in life science industries and academia. Aside from founding BioStrat Advisory LLC, for years he was a Managing Partner and Head of Bionest USA, both boutique life science strategy consultancies. His earlier career included IMS Consulting, SDG Life Sciences, AT Kearney, and hands-on industry experience at BMS, Illumina and CuraGen. His broad consulting expertise spans across life sciences industry venture investment, licensing due diligence, product commercialization strategies and strategies for building and growing companies. Dr. Hu is a world class expert in strategic decision-making, as well as a recognized thought leader in the field of personalized medicine business strategy. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal Personalized Medicine. As part of his extracurricular activities, he holds an Adjunct Professor position at the Chinese National Human Genome Center at Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Invited by Dr. Chen, Zhu), and Senior Advisor & Visiting Professor positions at the Beijing Genomics Institute (invited by Dr. Yang, Huanming). Sean obtained his PhD from NYU, MBA from Wharton and BS from Peking University.