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Sue Siegel

Former Chief Innovation Officer & CEO,
GE Ventures GE

Sue Siegel is GE’s Former Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of GE Ventures, leading 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 the launch of GE Ventures, a multimodal innovation engine comprised of investing in promising startups, creating and scaling new companies and commercializing GE’s intellectual property. She also leads strategy planning and oversees the global marketing function.

Before joining GE, Sue was a General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, where she led investments in personalized medicine, digital health and life sciences. She served as Board member for over a dozen companies, including Pacific Biosciences, Crescendo Biosciences and Navigenics. Prior to being a Venture Capitalist, Sue led Affymetrix as President and Board Member, where she drove the company’s transformation from a pre-revenue startup to a global, multi-billion dollar market cap genomics leader. Sue also held executive leadership roles at Bio-Rad, DuPont and Amersham.

Sue is currently a board member at Align Technologies (ALGN), Illumina, Inc (ILMN) and MIT’s The Engine. Additionally, she serves on the advisory boards for Harvard Partners Healthcare Innovation, University of California Innovation Council, RAND Health Care, University of Southern California Board of Leaders, the Scientific Advisory Board for Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and co-chairs Stanford Medicine Board of Fellows. She served on numerous non-profit boards, including Silicon Valley’s Tech Museum of Innovation, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and was part of the founding members of NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Sue has been recognized in 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 an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and was featured as a “Multiplier” in the bestselling book: “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.”

Sue lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and is the proud mom of two grown sons. She is an avid hiker and loves to spend time on the scenic trails of Northern California.