Breakout Sessions : Building a Winning Team for Biotech Business Success – Lessons You Can Learn from Industry Veterans and Former NFL Player Turned Broadcaster Solomon Wilcots

jun 4, 2019: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
107AB, Level 100

BIO International Convention attendees in Philadelphia will have the opportunity to hear how industry leaders in biotech create a culture committed to winning - and why these approaches are applicable to fast-growing, emerging biotech companies today. Join Solomon Wilcots, former NFL player, longtime NFL broadcaster and leader of Russo Partners' Sports-Health Alliance, in an interactive discussion with Mei Mei Hu, CEO of United Neuroscience; Bill Newell, CEO of Sutro BioPharma; and Gil Van Bokkelen, chairman and CEO of Athersys. This session will use examples from Solomon's NFL player and now broadcast analyst's experience in evaluating talent, resolving conflicts and instilling a sense of unselfishness throughout the organization at all levels to achieve the team's ultimate goal. Drawing on these colorful anecdotes, the trio of biotech CEOs will explain similarities they have seen and addressed to build sustainable companies.


Raza Bokhari
Co-Chairman and Interi...

Solomon Wilcots
Sports broadcaster and...

William Newell
Chief Executive Office...

Mei Mei Hu
Chief Executive Officer

Gil Van Bokkelen
Chairman and CEO