Allison Ballmer joined Agilent in May 2018 and has more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry.
As senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development, Ballmer leads Agilent's corporate-development team in identifying, developing, and evaluating merger-and-acquisition plans globally, as well as program management of integrations. She also leads enterprise strategy while collaborating with Agilent business groups to drive critical growth initiatives across the company.
Ballmer has deep domain knowledge, and breadth and depth of experience in international business, global marketing, business development, as well as market development in the high-growth sectors of precision medicine, diagnostics, and genomics.
Most recently, Ballmer was vice president of Business Development and Strategy for Agilent's Diagnostics and Genomics business. She is currently board director at Mission Bio, a California venture-backed company focused on genomics and precision medicine.
Before joining Agilent, Ballmer was International Business Leader at Roche Molecular Systems from 2014-2018. The business is a division of Switzerland-based Roche, a multinational health-care company that operates pharmaceutical and diagnostics divisions. As the global head of this innovative business, she led all aspects of strategy, profit-and-loss management to advance next-generation sequencing platforms into the clinic.
Before that, Ballmer was Global Marketing Manager for the Switzerland-based arm of Biocartis. Ballmer began her career in quality engineering and moved into regulatory and operations management in 2006 at Roche's Ventana Medical Systems.
Ballmer is passionate about fostering success and profitability in both start-up and multinational organizations, addressing the high-growth markets of genomics, life sciences and diagnostics to impact patients' lives.
Ballmer holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She also earned strategy and marketing certifications from London Business School and Cornell University.
A practitioner of internal-family-systems therapy, Ballmer is committed to building thriving and just workplace cultures, leading with curiosity, confidence, and clarity.
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