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Michael S. Rosen, MBA

Innovation and Research Park Consultant

Michael S. Rosen is chair of the Center for Healthcare Innovation, a not-for-profit organization focused on healthcare equity. He is also managing director of Rosen Biosciences Strategies LLC, a life science economic development consultancy focusing on the development of science parks and clusters, and enabling international life science companies to enter the U.S. market. He served as senior vice president of new business development for nine years at Forest City Enterprises, a U.S. real estate development company which developed and built science parks with research universities such as Johns Hopkins, MIT and Northwestern University, bringing life science companies from various countries into these parks.

He spent 20 years in management positions with Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Searle/Monsanto, and lived in Latin America, Japan and Europe. He also worked extensively in Canada and Asia. Mr. Rosen spent 12 years as president and CEO of European/U.S. biotech and medical device companies.

Michael received his BA in sociology and international relations from Beloit College, and an MBA in international business from the University of Miami. He is active in several organizations across a range of industries, including:

  • Health care: Co-founder and former vice chair/board member of Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization; vice chair of the business advisory board of the Cures Within Reach Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on repurposing drugs for new uses and diseases.
  • Education: Former member of Northwestern University’s master of biotechnology program industry advisory board, and current adjunct professor of biotechnology; former professor of international management at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management; guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.
  • Israel: U.S. board of the University of Haifa (Israel), and a member of the advisory board of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce — Chicago.
  • Economic Development: Organizer and participant in Illinois and Maryland trade missions to Canada, Ireland, Israel, Germany, India, Japan, China, Taiwan and Brazil.