Sue Siegel

Sue Siegel is chief executive officer of GE Ventures, GE’s growth and innovation business comprised of early market development, investing, licensing, and new business creation. GE Ventures partners with startups to accelerate growth and commercialize innovative ideas in software and analytics, health care, energy, and advanced manufacturing that will help drive better outcomes for customers and society. Siegel has more than 30 years of combined experience in the corporate world and in venture capital. Previously, as a Silicon Valley-based financial VC, Siegel led investments and served as a board member of companies in personalized medicine, digital health, and life sciences at MDV. Before venture capital, at Affymetrix (NASDAQ: AFFX) as president and board member, she drove the company’s transformation from a pre-revenue startup to a global, multibillion-dollar market cap genomics leader. Previously, Siegel led strategy, technology development, licensing, manufacturing, and new market creation and development at Bio-Rad, DuPont, and Amersham. Siegel has served on many corporate boards, public and private, along with nonprofit boards. She currently serves on the boards of the National Venture Capital Association, Stanford Hospital Board’s IT Council, University of California’s Innovation Council, Harvard Partners’ Innovation Advisory Board, the Cleveland Clinic’s Innovation Council, and USC’s Schaeffer Center for Health Policy. Most recently, Siegel served on President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative as a member of the Working Group to set guidelines for its establishment and served as an inaugural board member for the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences. She serves on the Executive Committee of Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, is a President’s Circle member of the National Academies of Science and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and is a member of YPO-WPO and Women Corporate Directors. In the bestselling business book Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, Siegel was a featured “multiplier.” She has also been recognized as one of “The 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley.”

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