Former Agilent Commercial VP Brings Deep Industry and Marketing
Experience to New Role
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Agilent Technologies Inc., (NYSE: A) today announced that Samraat “Sam”
Raha has been named senior vice president of strategy and corporate
development, reporting to Agilent President and CEO Mike McMullen.
Raha will serve as strategic lead and advisor to the CEO and executive
team in developing Agilent’s overall growth strategy, including leading
its mergers and acquisitions plans globally.
“Sam shares our vision of the marketplace and knows what it takes to
drive new growth,” McMullen said. “He joins us with an impressive
portfolio of relevant experience in general and operational management,
marketing and strategy that builds on a foundation of life sciences
knowledge. He will be an excellent addition to our executive team.”
Raha joins Agilent from Illumina Inc. where he most recently served as
vice president of global marketing. He was responsible for product
management, clinical and corporate marketing, marketing operations and
strategy. He also led the successful go-to-market strategy and launch of
many impactful products, including multiple sequencing systems and
Prior to his years at Illumina, Raha was vice president and general
manager of the genomic assays business unit at Life Technologies,
responsible for the TaqMan™ franchise and next-generation qPCR
instruments and solutions.
Before that Raha was CEO of Joby Inc., a startup that has since become a
leading seller of camera accessories.
“I am delighted to be returning to Agilent, where I spent several years
in my early career,” Raha said. “Agilent clearly has fantastic growth
potential. The opportunity to lead its overall growth strategy and build
new partnerships to further its success in high-growth markets is truly
exciting, and I am eager to begin leading these efforts.”
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), a global leader in life sciences,
diagnostics and applied chemical markets, is the premier laboratory
partner for a better world. Agilent works with customers in more than
100 countries, providing instruments, software, services and consumables
for the entire laboratory workflow. The company generated revenues of
$4.20 billion in fiscal 2016 and employs about 12,500 people worldwide.
Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.