Christian Henry, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Biosciences

Christian Henry is an executive with more than 20 years of experience in diverse roles focused on growing companies in the life sciences industry. Mr. Henry currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the board of directors, of Pacific Biosciences, a publicly traded life sciences company. Since 2016, Mr. Henry has also served on the board of directors of Ginkgo Bioworks, a publicly traded synthetic biology company. From 2005 through January 2017, Mr. Henry was a key member of the executive team at Illumina, Inc. where he served in several different roles including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, and General Manager of the Life Sciences Business. During his time at Illumina, he helped guide the company to grow from less than $75 million in revenue to more than $2.2 billion. Prior to Illumina, Mr. Henry was Chief Financial Officer for, served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for Affymetrix, Inc., and held a similar position at Nektar Therapeutics (formerly Inhale Therapeutic Systems, Inc.). Mr. Henry earned a BA in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.