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Simon May

Senior Vice President, Agilent
President, Diagnostics and Genomics Group

Simon May

Simon May joined Agilent in 2024 after more than 20 years in a wide variety of roles in the life sciences industry. Prior to joining Agilent, he served as executive vice president and president of the Life Science Group at Bio-Rad Laboratories. In his 10 years at Bio-Rad, he also served as senior vice president and general manager of the Digital Biology Group, and as senior vice president of Global Commercial Operations.

Before joining Bio-Rad, May held positions at Thermo Fisher Scientific for 10 years as well as MWG Biotech. He began his career in laboratory roles before moving into sales, product-management, and business-leadership positions.

May earned his bachelor’s degree and his doctorate in genetics/molecular biology from England’s University of Liverpool, where he later spent two years as a postdoctoral research fellow.

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