Vice President, Strategy and Risk Management, Triple Ring Technologies
Dr. Geetha Rao has over 20 years of experience in high-risk technologies. She has provided advisory services and interim management to medical device, biotechnology and other life-sciences enterprises with a focus on emerging business challenges and operational excellence that meets best-in-class, international standards. She is an internationally recognized expert in risk management and liability and has served on several international policy making bodies, and as an invited expert to regulatory agencies, including the FDA, ISO Technical Committees, GHTF, and European Notified Bodies.
Previously Geetha has consulted to major multi-nationals in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, healthcare providers, government agencies, trade associations, non-profit organizations, venture and investment firms, and law firms. Her focus has been on regulatory and legal problem-solving for submissions, FDA and notified body inspections and audits, adverse events, and liability. She has addressed numerous industry forums and the press on issues of management of product and process quality and business risks.
Geetha is on the board of the ASQ Northern California Biomedical Discussion Group. chairs the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab’s Emerging Business Track for Life Sciences, is guest faculty on Stanford University’s Biodesign Innovation Program, and serves on the Life Sciences Committee for Astia, the leading organization supporting women-founded and women-led start-ups, and as advisor to several non-profits.
Geetha is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and also holds a doctorate from MIT and a masters degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She has held Professional Engineer licenses in Civil and Mechanical Engineering in the State of California.