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Michael S. Rosen, MBA
Michael S. Rosen is Managing Director, Innovation and Research Park and Helix 51 Incubator for Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) in North Chicago, IL (Lake County), which launched its 100,000 sf phase I wetlab building in 2020. The RFUMS campus is close to 122 bioscience companies and 33,000 bioscience jobs in Lake County. Mr. Rosen also has his own company, Rosen Bioscience Strategies LLC, a life science economic development consultancy focused on the development of science parks, incubators and eco-systems centered around research-based universities. From 2005 – 2014, he was a consultant to and then Senior Vice President, New Business Development for the Science + Technology Group at Forest City Realty Trust, a NYSE-traded Fortune 500 U.S. real estate development company which developed and built science parks at research universities, such as Johns Hopkins University, MIT, and Illinois Science + Technology Park; he successfully brought numerous international life science into these parks.
Rosen spent many years in the life science industry including 20 years in senior management positions with Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Searle/Monsanto, while living in Latin America, Japan, and Europe, and worked extensively in Canada, India and Asia. Additionally, he spent 12 years as President/CEO of European and U.S. biotech and medical device companies, one of which he took public. Mr. Rosen has been an adjunct professor of biotechnology at Northwestern University and professor of International Management at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (Chicago). He is a member of the Association for University Research Parks (AURP). He received his B.A. in Sociology and International Relations from Beloit College and an M.B.A. in International Business from the University of Miami. He has graduate and post-graduate studies at Northwestern University, Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan) and the Adolfo Ibañez University and School of Business (Santiago, Chile).