Executive MBA Masterclass

“From Entrepreneur to Global Market Leader”

Crossing the chasm - the Aerogen story


John Power

CEO, Aerogen

Thursday, 10th March 2016

John Power ‌John Power, CEO

With over 30 years’ experience in technology industries John has held executive positions in Operations, R&D, Sales and General Management in the aerospace, automation and for the last 15 years the Medical and Pharmaceutics sectors.

He has been a founder/ co-founder of several technology start-ups in Ireland UK and USA and has a track record of bringing innovative and disruptive businesses and products to market. He is personally accredited with over twenty commercialised US and International patents ranging from Robotics through to Life Support Ventilators.

In 2000 John merged his medical device company Cerus with a US Bio-pharma company Aerogen Inc which he helped to bring public on NASDAQ later that year. The company was subsequently acquired by San Carlos based Nektar Therapeutics and in 2007 John lead a Leveraged MBO of his Strategic Business Unit from Nektar and is currently CEO of this company Aerogen Ltd, a world leader in Aerosol Drug Delivery Systems.

A Chartered Engineer he holds qualifications in Computer Technology (Robotics), Mechanical and Production Engineering and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England.

John is an Adjunct (guest) Lecturer at NUIG where he specialises in teaching entrepreneurism and innovation strategies. He is a member of the board of the Irish Medical Device Association (IMDA) and a former board member of the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET).

  Thursday, 10th March 2016, CA110

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics,  NUI Galway

 Refreshments served at 6.00 pm – Masterclass starts at 6.30 pm sharp

Registration required– please email Emma Brinton emma.brinton@nuigalway.ie


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