SAN FRANCISCO & LOS ANGELES & SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Biocom California, the association representing the California life science industry, today announced the appointment of Miguel Motta as the organization’s vice president of strategic operations and head of its San Diego regional office.
“Miguel’s strong history of leadership in life science companies will be important as we develop and execute on the strategic growth of Biocom California, both statewide and in San Diego,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom California. “Miguel will be responsible for customizing our member benefits to our San Diego members and helping us engage even more closely on San Diego policy issues. Statewide, he will support the operational requirements and sophisticated implementation of our strategic plans in the short- and long-term. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Mr. Motta is an international business professional with more than 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of IRP Health. He has held executive positions in Fortune 500 companies, including Monsanto, now Bayer Crop Sciences. Mr. Motta has been chairman, president, chief executive officer, chief financial officer or chief operating officer of growth-stage, venture capital-backed companies. He has extensive experience in launching novel products in developed and emerging markets, mergers and acquisitions and capital formation. He brings a true global perspective having led global organizations in Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, France, Japan, Mexico and the US. Miguel received his MBA with honors from the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands and his B.S. with honors from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.
“Biocom California has been a mainstay of the San Diego life science ecosystem for nearly 30 years, and I’m excited to leverage my experience and contribute to an organization that will continue to support the industry for years to come,” said Mr. Motta. “I also appreciate the opportunity to participate in building statewide initiatives that will keep our industry strong.”
About Biocom California
Biocom California is the leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 1,600 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge STEM education programs and create robust value-driven purchasing programs.
Founded in 1995 in San Diego, Biocom California provides the strongest public voice to research institutions and companies that fuel the local and state-wide economy. Our goal is simple: to help our members produce novel solutions that improve the human condition. In addition to our San Diego headquarters, Biocom California operates core offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, with satellite offices in Sacramento, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo. Our broad membership benefits apply to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, genomics and diagnostics companies of all sizes, as well as to research universities and institutes, clinical research organizations, investors and service providers.