Dr. Chris Baldwin

Dr. Chris Baldwin

Mermaid Bio

With leadership based on emotional intelligence and clear communication, I build organisations for the betterment of human life. I develop fact-based strategies to deliver near-term results and long-term success. After 20 years of international experience in executive, strategic, sales, marketing, product development, and operational roles, I have the experience and ambition to translate visions into outcomes.


Exopharm Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
World’s first publicly traded exosome company

  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer — September 2020 – February 2022
  • Chief Commercial Officer — November 2019 – February 2022
    Key executive with responsibility for company-wide success, from capital raising to partnering to operational oversight and day-to-day management of 40+ staff.

Haemonetics Corporation, Inc. Braintree, MA USA
World leader in plasma collection, haemostasis management

  • General Manager, Plasma, Asia Pacific — July 2017 to November 2019
  • General Manager, Southeast Asia; Commercial Director, ANZ — May 2016 to July 2017
  • Director of Strategy (APAC), Donor – ANZ — August 2015 to May 2016
    Business leadership and P&L responsibility for company’s largest and highest margin Business Unit across Asia Pacific. Previously responsible for all products across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Pakistan and regional marketing and strategy leadership across Asia Pacific. Annual sales responsibilities exceeding US$40 million per year through both direct and indirect distribution channels, and including a team of MD’s, PhD’s and numerous cross-functional collaborators located in seven countries.

Terumo BCT, Inc. Denver, CO USA
World leader in blood and stem cell collection technologies

  • Director, Global Business Intelligence and Strategy — July 2014 to April 2015
  • Director of Strategy and Commercial Execution, Asia Pacific — June 2012 to July 2014
    Responsible for establishing a data-driven intelligence unit aligned with an ongoing customer-centric change initiative. Built growth opportunities working with country commercial teams and key customers across Asia Pacific through custom, fact-based value propositions.

Biolytical Consulting Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Strategy consultancy

  • Sole Proprietor — January 2010 to June 2012
    Worked directly for executive teams in bio and medtech companies to examine strategic opportunities, crystallize market insights, and analyse business performance and processes:
    • Assessment of international partnerships and potential synergies
    • Business plans for new market entry and build-out in rapidly growing economies
    • Margin analysis and financial modelling of new and existing business lines

New York Blood Center, New York, NY USA
NGO responsible for supplying blood to New York

  • Executive Director, BOSS Solutions Group — January 2007 to December 2009
    Sr. Director of Production — Jan 2002 to December 2009
    Created and led an innovative NGO service-line that provided business analysis and software to blood centers worldwide.

McKinsey & Company, New York, NY USA
Global leader in strategic consultancy

  • Senior Associate — January 2000 to December 2001
    Worked with upper and middle management of large banking, pharmaceutical and NGO organizations to define key challenges, designed strategies for success, and executed plans.

Iowa State University, Ames, IA USA
Major public university emphasizing engineering and science

  • Asst. Professor of Chemical Engineering (Tenure track) — December 1996 to December 1999


University of Cambridge, Trinity College, England

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering — October 1992 to October 1996
    Thesis Title: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies (MRI) of Multiphase Systems: Application to Remediation Processes.

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude — August 1988 to May 1992
    GPA: 4.0 (only 4.0 in College of Engineering in over ten years), Chair of University Tribunal, University Debate Team (US Top 5 National Ranking).