Elizabeth A. Holmes | Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Theranos, Inc.
At age 31, Ms. Elizabeth Holmes is the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire. Her uncle’s death from cancer moved her to develop a way to detect diseases earlier. Ms. Elizabeth A. Holmes Founded Theranos, Inc. in 2003 and has been Chief Executive Officer since 2003. Ms. Holmes served as the President of Theranos, Inc. Her unique background in microfluidics and nanotechnology led her to found Theranos around her patent, Medical Device for Analyte Monitoring and Drug Release, and the vision to create a new sector of personalized health care enabling individual’s to take control of their health through real-time diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of targeted ailments in a non-invasive fashion. Ms. Holmes serves as the Chairman and Director at Theranos, Inc. Ms. Holmes left Stanford University, where she served as Executive Director to found Theranos after contributing to the development of several novel biosensor systems through her work at Genome Institute Singapore and in collaboration with Genencor International.