Vince Wong is the new president and CEO of BioCrossroads, an Indianapolis-based initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.
Wong most recently served as chief commercial officer at Geneoscopy, a company that is developing RNA-based gastrointestinal diagnostics. There he oversaw business development, government affairs, and marketing and sales. He also served in senior leadership roles at Roche Diagnostics for 18 years.
“The life sciences sector is a vital, growing cornerstone of Indiana's economy and the opportunity to lead BioCrossroads is an incredible honor,” said Wong in a press release. “I am eager to collaborate with our team, our partners, and the wider life sciences community to enhance our ability to develop and manufacture innovative treatments and interventions for people not just in Indiana but on a global scale.”
Wong will help lead the life sciences strategy for Indiana, which recently was outlined in the report, “A Strategic Roadmap for
Advancing Indiana’s Life Sciences Industries.” The research was conducted through a collaboration of BioCrossroads and TEConomy Partners.
“Vince embodies the leadership qualities and extensive life sciences experience that are quintessential for the role of CEO at BioCrossroads,” said Dan Peterson, chair of the BioCrossroads board of directors. “His commitment to leveraging innovation for the greater good aligns seamlessly with our objectives and strategy.”
With more than 2,700 life sciences companies with 64,000, Indiana is third nationwide in life sciences exports at $13 billion in 2022, according to BioCrossroads.
“We're poised to strengthen Indiana's position in the life sciences sector significantly,” Wong said. “By bolstering our state's innovation assets, supply chain, reshoring manufacturing capabilities, and leveraging our competitive environment and incentives, we aim to attract and retain top talent. It's about creating a cohesive ecosystem where innovation, research, and community well-being are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.”
He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington and a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Wong has served on many boards of directors, including the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Dance Kaleidoscope, Asian American Alliance Inc., the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Wong became the BioCrossroads fourth leader on Jan. 31. The CICP initiative supports the development of life science interests in the state and works to build a pipeline of talent to fill the many jobs in the sector.