Susan E. Siegel
Sue Siegel has been a CEO, VC, and board member for big and small, private and public, and nonprofit organizations. She is a visionary leader known for identifying and seizing transformative opportunities that help organizations build new markets, create stakeholder returns, and impact lives. Sue directs her passion towards unlocking untapped potential to drive growth in individuals, industries, and across teams.
Sue has served for 20+ years for over a dozen public and private companies. Her current board portfolio includes Illumina, Align, Nevro, the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub at UC Berkeley, and Kaiser Family Foundation. She is Chairman of Board of MIT’s The Engine. Her public service includes serving on President Obama’s Working Group for starting the Precision Medicine Initiative, as a founding board member of the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, and as a selection judge for White House Fellows across administrations. She served on the nonprofit boards of the National Venture Capital Association and Silicon Valley’s Tech Interactive.
Previously, Sue served as GE’s Chief Innovation Officer, CEO of GE Ventures & Licensing, and CEO of Healthymagination. Before GE, she was a VC General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, leading investments in Life Sciences & Health. During the early days of the human genome project, Sue led Affymetrix, one of the fastest growing genomics companies of its time. She led it from a pre-revenue startup to a multi-billion publicly-listed company that helped shape the emerging genomics industry, including addressing the bioethical issues of its day. Her corporate career began after academic graduate work in molecular biology and biochemistry, doing stints at BioRad, DuPont, and Amersham, where she held executive leadership roles. Currently, Sue is a senior lecturer on Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Sue has been recognized in 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. She is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and is a featured “Multiplier” in the bestselling book: “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.”