Sam Raha is senior vice president of strategy and corporate development at Agilent Technologies. Raha is responsible for leading Agilent’s growth strategy and is a key advisor to the CEO and executive team. He manages strategic partnerships, equity investments and global mergers and acquisitions. Raha joined Agilent in May 2017 from Illumina, Inc. where he was vice president of global marketing. In that role he was responsible for product management, clinical and corporate marketing, marketing operations and strategy. He led the successful go-to-market strategy and launch of many impactful products, including multiple sequencing systems and consumables. Prior to his years at Illumina, Raha was vice president and general manager of the genomic assays business unit at Life Technologies responsible for the TaqMan™ franchise and next-generation qPCR instruments and solutions. Before that Raha was CEO of Joby, Inc, a 30-person startup that has since become a leading brand for camera accessories. Earlier in his career Raha was vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Americas Field Operations, for what was then the Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis Group. Raha has an undergraduate degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University.