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Cynthia (Cindy) Collins

CEO, Human Longevity Inc.

Cynthia Collins is the CEO of Human Longevity, a private health tech company recently valued at $1.2 billion. Collins has more than 35 years of experience leading global teams in the life science industries, most recently serving as the CEO and general manager of GE Healthcare’s Cell Therapy and Lab Business. Before that, she was CEO of GE’s Clarient Diagnostics. In her years at GE, she restructured investments for many strategic businesses and oversaw strategic investments in cell therapy. Since joining Human Longevity, Collins has built up the company’s leadership team with several high-profile recruits, including executives from SoFi, Microsoft, GE Healthcare, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

ALMA MATER: University of Illinois, Urbana (B.S.) Microbiology, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (MBA).

HOMETOWN: Alton, Illinois