R. Douglas Kahn, Mba
Chairman, CEO & President
United States of America
Doug is a technology executive and entrepreneur with 30 years experience ranging from start-ups to large publicly traded companies. He served as Chairman and CEO of Ahura Scientific Corporation from 2003-2010. There he guided this manufacturer of handheld spectroscopic instruments from start-up to sale. The company was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific for approximately $190M. Prior to this, he was CEO of PanAmSat, the world’s largest public satellite services company with annual revenues in excess of $800 million. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Easel Corporation, taking it from its early stage venture capital days through a successful IPO and four years beyond. Doug holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Stanford University. Doug currently serves as a Trustee of Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA where he is also Chairman of the Investment Committee. He was a past recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year award and the SBANE New Englander award for innovation and achievement. He served previously as Director of Advanced Visual Systems, ServiceSoft Corp, Rosh Intelligent Systems and others.
He is interested in Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Drug discovery and development.