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Galo Acosta
Senior Fellow
 
 
 
 
Experience

Galo brings over 20 years of diverse domestic and international experience strategically integrating technologies and science with the marketability of biomedical and products. He has created from ground up multiple programs developing product concepts, defining market strategies, and leading development efforts that have generated over $2 billion in revenues. His ability to lead the transformation of raw technologies into commercial opportunities includes startups and large multinational companies.

Galo has a deep understanding of operational business processes that link research and development, engineering, marketing, finance, quality assurance, regulatory, clinical, and manufacturing systems together that are critical to the successful commercialization products. As a senior executive, Galo successfully guided five systems from concept development through production and commercialization, including co-founding 2 startups that successfully went IPO.

Prior to joining IGP, Galo co-founded AgCert International and led the engineering effort in developing new methodologies and implement projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocols. There are currently over 800 such projects in Mexico and Brazil that are continually reducing methane and nitrous oxide emissions. He established collaborations with the US Departments of Energy and Agriculture, AES Corporation, and academic networks such as CASMGS in the US, and the RAMIRAN in the European Union. AES is one of the largest global power companies, generating and distributing electric power to millions of people in 26 countries on five continents.

At Gen-Probe, Galo increased the company’s market share by 70% generating $500 million in revenues annually by executing corporate wide transformational change resulting in high revenue growth. He automated a biomedical process triggering a change in industry practices, leading to a jump in the company’s market share.

Galo has also built from ground up several instrument quality programs leading to FDA, CE, ISO and other global regulatory certifications.

 
Education

Galo received a BS in Biology from St. John’s University, and an MS in Forensic Chemistry from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the College of the City University of New York. He also holds four patents and has received numerous awards for his work.