Sam has over 15 years experience in commercializing technologies from New Zealand and exported products globally. He has worked in diverse segments, which include biotechnology, vaccine, drug delivery, medical diagnostics, agri-technologies, eco-tourism, and education.

He has a track-record in growing revenue through focused sales-conversion from zero, and had established offices and distributorships across USA and Asia, and managed the two continents from NZ base, and created critical mass and keynote clients, e.g. Amgen Life Sciences, USA Army, Mayo Clinic, AerasVaccines, Beckman Coulter, Harvard, MIT, etc.

He was involved in public-private-partnerships that created the ‘FoodSouth’ Factory, ANZCO innovation centre, and China Yili Dairy Group’s R&D centre with the business agreement signed witnessed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM John Key.

Sam has a PhD & BSc(Hons) from the University of Canterbury and has published 20 papers in US, UK, and Japanese journals. He was awarded The Fenwick Chemistry Prize, University professorships, was a TEC Top Achievers Doctoral Scholar, and a MacDiarmid Institute MBA Scholar.