Tom Saylor is an experienced executive with extensive capabilities building and managing entrepreneurial organizations. His experience includes fundraising, strategy development, in- and out-licensing and acquisitions in Asia, Europe and the United States.
As CEO of six emerging biotech companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Tom led enterprises that covered drug development, pharmaceutical marketing, and technologies for drug delivery and formulation.
Tom has been actively involved in public policy as a member of the executive committee of the British North America Committee and vice chairman and a member of the board of EuropaBio, the European bioindustry association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Georgia Tech College of Sciences, the Advisory Board of Georgia Tech Lorraine University, the Advisory Board of the Next in Education and Emory Brain Health Center Advisory Council.
In the administration of President Jimmy Carter, Tom was appointed deputy head and chief operating officer of the Foreign Agricultural Service, where he led a number of international trade negotiations for the United States. He also served as a foreign trade advisor on the staff of U.S. Sen, Hubert Humphrey.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard University. He also undertook doctoral work in neurochemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany.