Head of North America
Lou Welebob has over 28 years of combined scientific and commercial experience in the biotechnology and molecular diagnostics industries. He has served as the President of Vela Diagnostics since 2016. Prior to his current position at Vela, Mr. Welebob co-founded and served as the Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Technology at Vela Diagnostics in Singapore from 2011 to 2015. While at Roche Diagnostics Corporation, he served as the Vice President of Global Program Management and Business Development from 2008 to 2011 and as the Vice President of Marketing, Services and Sales from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Welebob also held both scientific and commercial positions in several biotechnology companies and scientific research positions in several pharmaceutical companies.
He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Wilkes University and was a Member of the National Research Honor Society (Sigma XI). He completed graduate coursework in biochemistry while at the University of Scranton and graduate coursework in chemistry at Rutgers University.