Matt Chandran

CEO, iGene

Matt Chandran

CEO, iGene

Biography

Fondly known as Matt, he is an entrepreneur with interest in Management, Biotechnology and Informatics. Founded INFOVALLEY® in year 2000 and since has held the position of Group Chief Executive Officer of INFOVALLEY® Group. The company has subsidiaries in Kuala Lumpur and London. The group is structured with Management Headquarter in Kuala Lumpur and Global Business Office in London. It has broad interest in life sciences, continuously generating new ideas and translating it into meaningful and saleable technologieswith high value applications. The business applications are primarily grouped into two verticals i.e biotechnologies and advance medical informatics. In the managerial domain, Matt serves as the Managing Consultant of INFOVALLEY® Business Management Sdn. Bhd., a boutique business management consultancy company. His current passion is in finding a framework that will bring the best of management, science and technology in innovation and business value creation. During his employment years, Matt served METACORP BHD. as the Research and Development Chemist in 1992 and held many other senior positions before being promoted to the position of Factory Manager. Subsequently, Matt worked as the Regional Business Manager (Chemical Sector) for Peregrine Direct Investment, Hong Kong. During his tenure with Peregrine, he was based in a few international locations serving Peregrine’s interest. His last position as an employee was with UCB Chemicals Asia Pacific as the Regional Manager for specialty chemicals business units. Matt received the Inventor of the Year award in 1995 for leading a team of scientists from METACORP and PETRONAS Research and Scientific Services for research and development of a zinc based catalysts for natural gas treatment. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry & Chemistry and a Masters Degree in Corporate Finance.