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General Atlantic: Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson has joined global growth equity firm General Atlantic as a senior advisor. Until his retirement last year, he was executive VP and chief operating officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he is still a member of the scientific advisory board. He joined Thermo Fisher in 2014 as president of the Life Sciences Solutions unit after the firm acquired Life Technologies, where he was president and chief operating officer. Before that, he held the same titles at Applied Biosystems, which merged with Invitrogen in 2008 to form Life Technologies. Stevenson holds an MBA from Henley Management School and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Reading in the UK.

The Scan

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