Marta Fernández Suárez

Marta Fernández Suárez

Chief Technology Officer

Location Geneva, Switzerland

Department Technology and Development

Unit Senior Management

About Marta Fernández Suárez

Marta Fernández Suárez serves as Chief Technology Officer. She joined FIND in 2017 as a product development consultant, with increasing responsibilities to lead FIND innovation and R&D activities. In her current role, Marta is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the technical programs within FIND, with a focus on leveraging innovation to accelerate availability of fit-for-purpose diagnostic products in low- and middle-income countries.

Previously, Marta served as the VP of Assay R&D at Daktari Diagnostics. She has more than 10 years of experience in in vitro diagnostics (IVD) product development, both in academia and in industry, and has led teams through the entire product development process, from proof-of-concept through clinical validation. Her work has been published in high-impact journals and she serves on expert panels and review boards for federal agencies and foundations. Marta is passionate about improving health around the world and has more than 15 years of experience in the design and on-the-ground implementation of international development projects in Africa and Central and South America. She obtained her B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Chemical Engineering at the Institut Quimic de Sarria (Barcelona, Spain), and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, USA).