President & CEO, Life Sciences, GE Healthcare
Kieran Murphy is President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare Life Sciences, a $3.7 billion molecular medicine business that provides a broad range of industry-leading technologies and services for drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical development and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, as well as molecular tools for diagnostics, therapy selection and treatment monitoring in patient care. Kieran was appointed CEO in May 2013, following a strategic decision to combine the product and technical capabilities of two former GE Healthcare units, Life Sciences and Medical Diagnostics.
Kieran joined GE Healthcare in 2008 from Whatman plc, a $230 million global supplier of filters and membranes for laboratory research, life sciences and medical diagnostic applications. Kieran has over twenty years’ experience in the global life sciences and biotechnology industry, beginning his career with Janssen Pharmaceutical, a division of Johnson and Johnson, followed by leadership roles with Mallinckrodt, veterinary medicines provider Vericore, Novartis, Adprotech, ML Laboratories and Innovata plc.
Kieran earned his bachelor’s degree in 1984 from University College, Dublin. He subsequently graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a master’s degree in Marketing.