Roger Kilburn, Chief Executive Officer - IBioIC
Roger has his sights set on industrial biotechnology becoming one of Scotland’s top economic sectors, making it a key influencer in the world IB market.
Appointed CEO of IBioIC in January 2014, Roger brings with him a wealth of experience as an international business leader and a proven track record in business turnaround, growth and leadership. His background is within the chemical and fine chemicals sectors where he spent over two decades working for industry giants such as ICI and Johnson Matthey in the UK, Australia, Germany and USA. He is also a Fellow of the IChemE. From there he focussed on using his experience to support technology based SME's with strategy, business development and management and got the bug for leadership that clearly drives him today.
Roger sits on the steering groups/boards of Chemical Sciences Scotland, Accelerating Innovation team of the UK Chemical Growth Partnership, Skills team of the IBLF, Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, Green Growth Partnership, Scottish IB Development Board and Engineering Industrial Advisory Panel of Heriot Watt University where he is also a Guest Lecturer.
In his free time Roger enjoys sailing, exploring and “bagging” Munroes (the 282 Scottish mountains over 3000 ft); although rather less enjoys running three times a week. On the less active side he also enjoys exploring the ever-growing Edinburgh arts and restaurant scene. Getting in touch:
Telephone: 0044 (0)141 5483072