Michael Rosen, MBA
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Michael Rosen, MBA is a global life science connector with expertise in building global businesses (from a start-up phase beginning with university technology licensing) and life science clusters. Mr. Rosen has lived in 6 Latin American countries, 3 European countries, and Japan. He has extensive work experience in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Israel, and Canada. He is a developer of science parks with world-class universities with extensive experience in creating entrepreneurial faculty and identifying key areas of scientific expertise to attract international companies to co-locate at the university and commence activities in the U.S. Market. He is also actively engaged with city/state governments to attract foreign direct investment in companies co-locating at these science parks and universities. Michael was the Senior Vice President, New Business Development for the Science + Technology Group at Forest City Enterprises, a NYSE-traded real estate development company which develops and builds bioscience parks across the US. Mr. Rosen works with key research universities affiliated with Forest City bioparks, such as Northwestern University in Chicago, and endeavors to bring life science companies from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, Israel and Canada into these parks. During his thirty-five years in the life sciences industry, he held management positions with Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Searle/Monsanto while living in Japan, Latin America, and Europe and worked extensively in Canada, Israel and Asia. Mr. Rosen has been President/CEO of European and US biotech and medical device companies; additionally he founded Rosen Bioscience Management to provide CEO services to start-up life science companies including a University of Wisconsin diagnostics company developing biomarkers for kidney disease, a University of Illinois company developing new cancer vaccines and a wound-care company from Michael Reese Hospital. Mr. Rosen is a founder, former Vice-Chairman and current board member of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (IBIO). In addition to IBIO, Mr. Rosen is a member of the board and Senior Vice-President of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and co-chairs its Life Science Practice Group. In this capacity, he has led several Illinois bioscience trade missions to Israel over the last 10 years and established relationships between Illinois and the Israeli Research University and life science communities. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Board for Northwestern University’s Masters of Biotechnology Program as well as Professor of International Management and Marketing at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management where he has led their annual program in Brazil for the last 8 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and International Relations from Beloit College and an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami. He has post-graduate studies at Northwestern University, Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan) and Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Santiago, Chile).