Ruilin Zhao, PhD
Vice President and General Manager, Commercial
Ruilin Zhao is the Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Operations for Greater China at Illumina. In his role, Zhao is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s overall China strategy for sales, services and marketing in the areas of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Zhao joined Illumina in 2014.
Previously, Zhao held several leadership positions at Thermo Fisher, including China head of Corporate Marketing and Commercial Operations. Prior to Thermo Fisher, Zhao was Vice President of Business Development at Microport Medical (Group) Co.
Zhao received his doctorate in medical engineering and medical physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s in biomedical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an, China.