Carl B. Feldbaum
President Emeritus, Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Carl is the former president of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C. While at BIO, Carl conceived and founded BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH). He has served on BVGH's Board of Directors since the organization's founding and as Chairman from 2007-2014.
He came to Washington D.C. in 1973 as an assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate special prosecution force to work with Archibald Cox to investigate and prosecute the Watergate scandal. Prior to his appointment as president of BIO, Carl was chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) of Pennsylvania. He was also president and founder of the Palomar Corporation, a national security "think tank" in Washington, D.C. Before founding the Palomar Corporation, Carl was assistant to the Secretary of Energy and served as the Inspector General for defense intelligence in the U.S. Department of Defense.
In 1979, Carl was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal from Defense Secretary Harold Brown. He received the Christopher Medal for his book Looking the Tiger in the Eye: Confronting the Nuclear Threat, which was also designated by the New York Times as a notable book of the year for 1988. Additional awards include "Best of Biotech 1995," Special Recognition for an Individual awarded by 140 biotechnology CEOs "for leadership of the Biotechnology Industry Organization which has emerged as a truly effective platform for the industry" and Member "Biotechnology Hall of Fame," 2001 Election by biotech CEOs.
Carl received his BS in Biology from Princeton University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.