Seema Singh Bhan

SVP, Public Policy and External Affairs

Seema Singh Bhan brings almost 20 years of experience in policy, government and external affairs. She has extensive experience building consensus amongst a range of policy stakeholders, including elected officials, regulatory agencies, academics, industry groups and individuals.

Seema holds a B.A. in International Business and Economics, as well as a J.D. from Temple University.

Prior to joining Thrive, she was vice president, head of public policy for Foundation Medicine, where she was responsible for developing, advocating and executing company positions before Congress and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including the landmark parallel review decision by the FDA and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on next generation sequencing for Foundation Medicine’s flagship product. Before that, she spent time outside of the industry, as senior counsel to Senator Arlen Specter, where she was lead policy and strategic advisor for issues related to tax, banking, healthcare and finance. Prior to that, she was lead counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, providing policy analysis and strategic counsel to both Chairman Specter and Republican and Democrat senators on the Committee.

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