Konduros named SCBIO PresidentSam Konduros, a business leader and biomedical and economic development consultant, was named Monday as the new president and CEO of the South Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization known as SCBIO, a statewide not-for-profit entity representing and catalyzing innovators in medicine, medical devices and biomaterials. Konduros is the founder of SK Strategies, LLC launched in 2004, and has led or consulted numerous state economic development efforts. He is a current member of the SCBIO Board of Directors. He also served as executive director of Greenville Health System’s Research Development Corporation from 2014 to 2016.
As executive director for the GHS RDC, Konduros worked to facilitate tech transfer, attract new biomedical companies and grow collaborations between clinicians, researchers and health educators while nurturing start-ups in shared lab space. He also chaired the healthcare system’s IP Committee, and helped develop the concept for a new life sciences innovation district referred to as the IMED Innovation Corridor.
Konduros also served as a multi-year consultant to help forge the Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). He was the founding president and CEO of The Upstate SC Alliance. Konduros is a former Cancer Society Chairman, Greenville Chamber Chairman, and SC Chamber of Commerce executive committee member. He has a law degree from the University of South Carolina and undergraduate degree from Clemson, and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
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