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Board of Directors
Donald V. Almeida, Lead Director/Chair
Donald Almeida was the Vice Chairman for PwC. In this role, he was responsible for PwC’s global clients, markets, and industries.
Almeida also was client service vice chairman for the U.S. firm and managing partner for several U.S. industry groups, including technology, infocom, and entertainment and media. In addition to these management roles, he served as a member of the U.S. Board of Partners and the PwC Global Board of Partners.
Almeida has 40 years of career experience, principally with large multinational companies and in market-facing leadership roles. He also has extensive experience abroad, in particular in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Japan, and most of Europe, including a three-year tour in Italy.
Almeida is on the boards of APOS Therapy, WellDoc, Fordham University, Cardinal Hayes High School, and the Mariinsky Foundation of America, as well as on the advisory boards of Talent Box and Namu. In addition to his service on the Gabelli School’s Advisory Board, he is on the board of the Boy Scouts of America for Westchester and Putnam counties in New York. He is a member of Fordham’s President’s Council and a Gabelli School adjunct instructor.
Almeida is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is licensed in New York and Connecticut. He holds a BS degree in accounting from the Gabelli School and lives in Armonk, New York, with his wife, Gail, and his two children.
An active investor in early stage private companies in the life sciences and big data sectors, Juan is one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic code. He is the co-author of Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Shaping Life on Earth (Penguin; March 2015) which describes a world where humans increasingly shape their environment, themselves, and other species. He is also the author of the global bestseller As The Future Catches You and of The Untied States of America, and co-author of Homo Evolutis. Juan writes, speaks, and teaches about the profound changes that genomics and other life sciences will cause in business, technology, politics and society. He is one the TED all-stars. He and Bill Gates were the first outside guest curators for TED. He was the founding director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project and is on the Harvard Medical School Advisory Council. He has published papers and articles in a wide variety of forums including The Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Science, Nature, and the New York Times.
David Levy, MD
David Levy has been a champion of patient-centric medicine and the use of technology to disrupt and improve healthcare delivery. As the Global Healthcare Leader, he forged global alliances and developed new business and delivery models for PwC's clients. Under Dr. Levy's leadership, PwC developed a particular focus on mobile health technology and its vast potential in emerging markets.
Dr. Levy began his career as a primary care physician and epidemiologist, successfully founding a large primary care practice in suburban New York City. As a quality consultant for large health insurers, he saw the opportunity to rethink how complex patients were treated in the US healthcare system and created Franklin Health Group, one of the nation's first disease management companies, and led it through a successful acquisition to a global point-of-care diagnostics company.
Dave Stevenson is Managing Director of Merck Global Health Innovation (GHI) Fund. Dave brings over 20 years of healthcare strategy and innovation expertise to the GHI team. In addition, Dave also brings a strong operational focus to accelerating value realization for portfolio companies. Prior to joining the Global Health Innovation Fund, Dave has been a member of Merck's Strategy Office focused on corporate strategy development, including whitespace identification, scenario planning, and transformational business model development. Prior to joining Merck Dave spent a decade in strategy consulting helping small and large health care companies find new growth drivers while freeing up cash flows from operations to fund higher value added activities. Dave started his career with strong cross-functional operating roles with Novartis, including deep experience in Clinical Development and Commercial Operations. Dave holds a BA from Washington University and a MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Hyuk-Jeen Suh is the Head of the Samsung Ventures East Coast office bringing over 20 years of industry experience in consumer electronics, biotech, and semiconductor. Before joining Samsung Ventures, Hyuk-Jeen worked at J.P. Morgan investment banking in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group. Prior to J.P. Morgan, he was the global senior business development and marketing manager at MEMSIC, a semiconductor startup with clients in the automobile and consumer electronics industry. He led the global marketing strategy which contributed to the successful IPO of MEMSIC in 2007. Prior to joining MEMSIC, Hyuk-Jeen was a senior research engineer at Sequenom, a biotech startup. He conducted research on DNA biochips and led joint venture projects with Hitachi and Samsung to design high-throughput bio instruments. He began his career at Intel Corporation as a process engineer, leading yield improvement projects which contributed to one of the highest yield rates in Intel history for the Pentium microprocessor. He advises startup companies and is a mentor at various startup accelerators. He is a guest speaker at universities including Harvard University, Yale University, and MIT and judges for the MIT $100K entrepreneurship competition. Hyuk-Jeen earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering, focusing on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his MBA from Yale School of Management. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering, B.A in economics and M.E in electrical engineering, all from Cornell University.