Sue Siegel served as a CEO, VC, and Board member for big and small, private and public, and non-profit organizations. She is a visionary leader known for identifying and seizing transformative opportunities that help organizations create stakeholder returns, build new markets, and impact lives. Sue directs her passion toward unlocking untapped potential in individuals, across teams, and industries to drive strong growth.
Sue has served for 20+ years for ~20 public and private company boards, along with non-profit organizations. Her current Board portfolio includes Illumina, Align, Nevro, KFF, the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub at UC Berkeley, and she is Chairman of the Board of The Engine, built by MIT. Her public service includes serving on President Obama’s Working Group for starting the Precision Medicine Initiative, which led to the creation of All of US, 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 non-profit 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, Silicon Valley-based genomics companies of its time. She led it from a pre-revenue start-up 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, working at BioRad, DuPont, and Amersham, where she held executive leadership roles. In addition, Sue is on the faculty at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Sue 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. 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.”