Trustees bear ultimate responsibility for directing the conduct of KGI’s activities and affairs and for overseeing its operations, including:

  • Approval of the Institute’s strategic plan, mission, and goals
  • Approval of the Institute’s annual operating plans, budget, and financial performance
  • Oversight of the Institute’s annual audit
  • Advisement on significant Institutional and academic issues, actions, transactions, and legal matters
  • Nominations of trustees and assurance of effective governance
  • Selection of the president and plans for succession
  • Oversight of evaluations and compensation for the president and senior staff

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Board Members

Name
Position
Department
Ackerman
KGI Trustee; Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
Board of Trustees, Current
Balachandran
Former Executive Vice President, Operations, Amgen
Board of Trustees, Current
Bernstein
KGI Trustee; Co-founder and Chairman, BioCentury
Board of Trustees, Current
Bradbury
KGI Trustee; Chairman of the Board and CEO, Equillium, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Current
Curry R
Board Chair Emeritus, KGI; CEO, PerceptiMed, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Current
Dananberg
KGI Trustee; Chief Medical Officer, Unity Pharmaceuticals
Board of Trustees, Current
Steven Galson
Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety
Board of Trustees, Current
Grossman
KGI Trustee; Former Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Current
barbara kosacz
Partner, Cooley LLP
Board of Trustees, Current
steve kosslyn
President & CEO, Foundry College
Board of Trustees, Current
Markin
KGI Trustee; Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Development and Director UNeTech Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Board of Trustees, Current
Mazumdar Shaw
KGI Trustee; Founder and Chairperson, Biocon Limited
Board of Trustees, Current
Moses
KGI Trustee; Professor of Anthropology and former Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California, Riverside
Board of Trustees, Current
Prasad
KGI Trustee; President, ProMed Health Care Administrators
Board of Trustees, Current
Riggs A
KGI Trustee; Director Emeritus & Chair, Diabetes Research Department, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
Board of Trustees, Current
Santos J
KGI Trustee; Secretary of the General Health Council, Government of Mexico; Professor, Experimental Medicine Unit, School of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Board of Trustees, Current
Schuster
President and Professor
Board of Trustees, Current, Full-Time Faculty, Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, President’s Cabinet, President’s Office
Suh
KGI Trustee; Founding Managing Director, California Technology Ventures, LLC
Board of Trustees, Current
Villa Komaroff
KGI Trustee; Consultant of Intersections: Science, Business, Diversity
Board of Trustees, Current
Widergren
KGI Board Chair; CEO and President, Corgenix
Board of Trustees, Current
Rich Wolf
KGI Trustee; Partner and Investment Analyst , Capital World Investors
Board of Trustees, Current
Wu L
KGI Trustee; Former Program Executive, IBM Global University Programs
Board of Trustees, Current
Yochum
KGI Trustee; President & Chief Executive Officer, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Board of Trustees, Current

Trustees Emeriti

Name
Position
Department
Anderson B
President and CEO, Veracyte, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Baldeschwieler
Professor Emeritus, California Institute of Technology
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Fenton
Fenton & Associates LLC; Former Executive Vice President, Amgen
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Heyboer
Human Resources Consultant; Former Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Genentech Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Alice Huang
Senior Faculty Associate in Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
President, Brighton Distributing Company
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Kury
Former Vice President and General Counsel, Guidant Corporation
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Leland
Retired, Founding Partner, RCM Capital Management
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
McConnell
Former President, Pioneer DuPont
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Miller C
Chairman, The Clifford Group, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Rastetter
Chairman, Board of Directors, Illumina Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Rosso
Chairman Emeritus, Beckman Coulter Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Jack Stark
President Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Murli Tolaney
Chairman Emeritus, MWH Global, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Tranquada
Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Public Policy, University of Southern California
Board of Trustees, Emeritus