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Link China Solutions Ltd
1010 Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne, Cambridge
CB23 6DP
United Kingdom
Phone: 0044(0)122 359 8070
Fax: 0044(0)122 359 8001
Prof. Alan Barrell --- Chairman
Professor Alan Barrell – University of Cambridge
Prof. Alan Barrell has spent almost 30 years in senior executive positions in technology based industries and has become one of Cambridge's most articulate promoters of entrepreneurship. He was a founder shareholder in Library House Ltd, and is Entrepreneur in Residence at the University's Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning and Visiting Professor of Enterprise at the University of Bedfordshire School of Graduate Business Studies.
He is also Distinguished Guest Professor at Xiamen University in China and Senior Enterprise Fellow, University of Essex and a Fellow of Anglia Ruskin University. Recently appointed as International Fellow, Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. He has been Chairman of Health Enterprise East Ltd, an organisation seeking to exploit innovative inventions, processes and procedures in the National Health Service within the Eastern Region since it was set up five years ago. Following a scientific training, he worked in earlier phases of his career, around the world with Baxter Healthcare and was its Chief Executive for six years.
Subsequently, he joined Domino Printing Sciences plc as Managing Director. Domino became a public company and now has a market capitalization of more than Euros half a billion. Following this, after six years, he joined Willett International, an industrial electronics company, and was its CEO, building its international business into a major success.
He was then instrumental in launching the Cambridge Gateway Fund, a 70 millions Euros fund, to support early stage technology businesses in the region and became its Managing Partner, and has been involved with a number of charities including the Papworth Trust, the Royal Society of Arts, the Centre for Tomorrow's Company and The Prince's Trust. He is International Advisor to Youth Business China
He has also chaired the Cambridge Enterprise Conference and works closely with a number of Science Parks and Innovation Centres in Cambridge, elsewhere in the UK and overseas. He received The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2006.
Most recently, Alan has become Chairman of Eagle Genomics Ltd, and Pneumacare Ltd., and a Director of Probe Scientific Ltd. All are entrepreneurial early stage Life Science Companies. He is a Director of two Chinese Companies – Golden Bough Intellectual property Company and Oriental Investments Ltd.
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