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KGI Adds Harlan Levine and Monde Qhobosheane to Board of Trustees

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), a leader in biotechnology and healthcare education, has appointed two members to its Board of Trustees: Harlan Levine, MD, and Monde Qhobosheane, PhD.

KGI’s Board of Trustees consists of 24 leaders in the bioscience, healthcare, and education industries.

Dr. Harlan Levine is president of strategy and business ventures for City of Hope. He is accountable for innovation and growth, drug commercialization, payer strategies, and the Center for International Medicine in these roles. He also serves as the chairman of the board of AccessHope, City of Hope’s wholly-owned subsidiary focused on serving the employer market and making leading-edge cancer care available to all regardless of geography.

Before City of Hope, Levine held executive roles at United Health Group, Towers Watson, and Anthem, Inc., and currently or has in the past served in multiple advisory roles including Quantum Health (current), IBM’s Watson Healthcare Board of Advisors, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Board of Directors, and Medtronic for Population Health. He currently serves as a board member for BioscienceLA, Active Life Scientific, and Trapelo Health. Levine is a member of the Executive Advisory Council for California Lutheran University’s School of Management. He is a Work Group Fellow for Health Evolution Forum’s New Models of Care Delivery.

He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and he is board-certified in Internal Medicine.

“The rapid changes in healthcare delivery and persistence of healthcare inequities requires that our training of tomorrow’s doctors looks very different from what we do today,” Levine said. “I am excited to join a group of accomplished peers who are all dedicated to creating a system of education that prepares students to be the leaders of change and transformation.”

Dr. Monde Qhobosheane serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Analytik Jena US LLC. Analytik Jena US (AJUS) is the legal entity for the German-based company Analytik Jena GmbH, a leading manufacturer of Life Science, Liquid Handling/Automation, and Chemical Analysis technologies and solutions.

In addition to leading the AJUS business, Qhobosheane works closely with the Endress + Hauser parent company to provide the “Lab to Process” experience for the industrial process market. His vision has been carried forward to AJUS, and—to support the vision—the AJUS team has a clear mission to “Create an avalanche of new customers, satisfy their needs, and keep them close.”

Qhobosheane began his professional career with roles at Life Sciences Inc. and then Ocean Optics Inc., currently known as Ocean Insight. Early in his tenure at Ocean Insight, Qhobosheane quickly identified an unaddressed market and developed a global business unit focused on the Science education market. While at Ocean Insight, Qhobosheane received a certificate in Executive Leadership from the University of Reading (UK) Henley Business School.

After his time at Henley, Qhobosheane accepted a new role with Spectro, Inc. as Sales Director for the Americas. Following his great success at Spectro, Inc., he transitioned to Spectro Analytical Instruments (Ametek Co.) to lead its North America subsidiary. It was at Spectro Analytical that Qhobosheane developed his vision on how to ensure annual growth, coining the phrase, “keeping our customers’ business in business.”

Qhobosheane earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and received his PhD in Bio-Analytical Chemistry from the University of Florida. He is a pioneer of biochemically modifying nanoparticles with enzymes and DNA to understand biological processes.

“As a formally trained scientist who took the non-traditional path and went directly into the corporate sector, I was blessed to have amazing mentors who took me under their wing and trained me on the business of science,” Qhobosheane said. “I was thrilled when I learned about the KGI curriculum and the pre-existing relationship between KGI and AJUS through offering graduate students’ internships which focused on bringing research applications into industry.

“KGI offers world-class programs and training for students that will make them extremely attractive to scientific organizations similarly to Analytik Jena. I had my greatest personal reward during my time at Ocean Optics, in which I created the Science education business unit, I had the vision of ‘bringing real-world science to the classroom,’ and the KGI invitation to join the Board of Trustees offers this opportunity once again. I am truly honored and elated with regards to the opportunity to serve as a board member for KGI.”