Agilent Leadership

Jacob Thaysen

Senior Vice President, Agilent
President, Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group

Jacob Thaysen is senior vice president, Agilent and President, Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group (LSAG). He is a recognized industry leader in life sciences and diagnostics markets. Since joining Agilent in 2012 as part of the acquisition of Dako, a Denmark based cancer diagnostics company, Thaysen has been an integral part of Agilent’s transition into a life sciences company. Through his strategy-driven business leadership, complemented with his deep understanding of commercializing workflow solutions, Thaysen built a solid foundation for growth for Agilent in diagnostics and clinical science. Most recently, as the Senior Vice President of Agilent and the Group President of the Diagnostics and Genomics Group (DGG), Thaysen delivered 12 consecutive quarters of robust growth and transformational operational efficiency improvements.

Prior to joining Agilent, Thaysen was corporate vice president of R&D at Dako. Before that he was founding partner and chief technology officer of Cantion, a research and defense application development company, based in Denmark.

Thaysen holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physics from the Technical University of Denmark.

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