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General Atlantic appoints senior life sciences advisor

General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, has appointed Mark Stevenson as a Senior Advisor. In his new role, Stevenson will provide strategic counsel and support to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the life sciences sector.

Stevenson brings more than three decades of experience and significant leadership experience in the sector, most recently serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Fortune 100 company providing life science solutions, analytical instruments, specialty diagnostics and pharma services with over $40 billion in sales annually. He was responsible for the company’s portfolio of life science, analytical and diagnostic businesses as well as the company’s innovation and digital strategy. 

Stevenson currently serves as a member of the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. He joined Thermo Fisher in 2014 as President of Life Sciences Solutions through the company’s acquisition of Life Technologies, where he had served as President and Chief Operating Officer. He previously held the roles of President and Chief Operating Officer of Applied Biosystems prior to its merger with Invitrogen Corporation.

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