View from the Board: What Do Private Company Investors and Outside Directors Want from Their CEOs?

Bio Investor Forum 2016

10/18/2016 03:00 p.m. - 03:55 p.m.

Life Sciences

Westin St. Francis Hotel
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Michael J. O'Donnell

Speaking Engagement

More than half of biotech CEOs are first-time CEOs; as such, many have less experience with engagement of a Board and the growth challenges of private companies than most of their investors. Building these critical relationships and leveraging the cumulative experience of the Board can greatly increase a company's success and ability to navigate obstacles. This panel of experienced outside directors will discuss best practices for effective CEO-board relationships and give CEOs insight into the expectations from their Board.


  • Michael J. O'Donnell, Partner, Morrison & Foerster


  • David Donabedian, PhD, Partner, Longwood Ventures
  • Charlotte Hubbert, PhD, Program Investment Officer,  Venture Investing at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Nina Kjellson, General Partner, Canaan Partners
  • Camille Samuels, Partner, Venrock


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