With these hires, we are building our network of international partners to strengthen our position worldwide, while we continue to innovate the way epidemic risk is managed and mitigated.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2016
Today Metabiota, the pioneer in comprehensive risk analytics that improve the world’s resilience to epidemics, announced it has hired three global business leaders to further the company’s strategic presence worldwide. The appointments include former Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response at the U.S. Department of State, the Honorable Andrew Weber as Head of Global Partnerships, along with Michael Bell as Chief Financial Officer; and Aon Benfield’s Keith Moore as Global Head of Business Development.
“From the beginning, we’ve been focused on bringing the best and brightest minds to Metabiota, and the addition of Andy, Michael and Keith to our team of industry visionaries further solidifies our unwavering commitment to this focus as we grow,” said Robert Mann, president of Metabiota. “With these hires, we are building our network of international partners to strengthen our position worldwide, while we continue to innovate the way epidemic risk is managed and mitigated.”
Metabiota’s unique understanding of infectious diseases helps organizations and countries respond to emerging threats efficiently by managing financial risk. Combining an extensive network of in-country partners and experts in infectious disease with real-time bio-surveillance and data analysis, Metabiota delivers insights aimed at helping manage and mitigate economic risk before outbreaks occur.
“Metabiota’s approach is truly game changing and it’s an exciting time to be part of this company,” said Weber. “The world needs a better way to identify and manage epidemics and there is demand for a new approach that will stray from the norm. I’ve seen first-hand what’s needed and truly believe Metabiota is the company to bring it to fruition.”
Weber served thirty years in the US Government, most recently as the Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, he was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs appointed by President Obama in 2009. At Metabiota, he will focus on establishing new strategic global relationships with public and private partners including foreign governments, the philanthropic sector, and international organizations.
Keith Moore joins Metabiota as Global Head of Business Development, focusing on developing strategic relationships worldwide. Previously, Moore spent over 20 years at the global reinsurance intermediary, Aon Benfield, where he deepened the company’s relationship with strategic partners and served as an Executive Managing Director, and U.S. Chief Business Development Officer as part of the leadership team.
CFO Michael Bell brings over 20 years of international finance and accounting experience and is the former CFO of Singulex, a clinical diagnostics company, where he led the business through a period of significant growth and strategic transformation. He also served as CFO of Novartis Diagnostics, a global provider of blood screening solutions. He will ensure Metabiota continues its high-growth trajectory, while optimizing its opportunities in the market.
Metabiota has raised over $33 million in funding from top investors including RSTP, Google Ventures, VCDC, Capricorn Health & Special Opportunities, Industry Ventures, and WP Global Partners.
Metabiota has pioneered the science of comprehensive risk analytics for the management and mitigation of epidemic threats. Metabiota’s unique understanding of disease outbreak helps organizations and countries respond to emerging threats efficiently by managing financial risk. An extensive network of in-country partners and experts in infectious disease, combined with real-time bio-surveillance and data analysis, delivers insights that help multinational organizations and countries manage and mitigate economic risk before outbreaks occur. The company’s international footprint includes operations in 20 countries and offices in San Francisco, Washington, China, Canada, and Sierra Leone.