Vice President Commercial US, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Services
Amanda Halford has her eyes on growth. A chemist, she combines the scientific view with business acumen and experience. She commands a strategic view of how to expand Cytiva business through customer intimacy, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and technology transfer.
Amanda joined Cytiva when it was known as GE Healthcare Life Sciences, in January 2019 as General Manager, Strategy and Business Development. She quickly transitioned to Senior Vice President, Sales, Service and Commercial Operations. Passionate about enabling customers to deliver the right therapy to the right patient at the right time, she is focused on guiding the bioprocess, cell & gene therapy, and genomics & cellular research businesses to be even stronger partners to researchers, clinicians and medical professionals.
Before coming to Cytiva, she held the roles of Executive Vice President, Life Sciences Division and Chief Commercial Officer at EAG Laboratories, a San Diego, California-based scientific services company. There she oversaw a business strategy to diversify the customer base, extend market share and accelerate growth.
For 15 years she served in various executive capacities at Sigma Aldrich across both the research and SAFC businesses, leading a number of global businesses including the Chemistry franchise, the industryleading eBusiness platform and the Academic Research business portfolio.
Amanda is a fierce believer in developing girls to be leaders of the future. To that end, she served as a Board Member of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri from 2016-2019, where she was a Member of the STEM committee and advisory member of the strategic planning committee.
She graduated top of her class with an Executive MBA from EM Lyon and holds a BSc Honours in Chemistry from Imperial College, London. Amanda is fluent in French and English and brings a truly global perspective having lived, worked and travelled extensively around the world.