Shane Smith, PhD, Chief Business Officer at Glycome BioPharma, specialised in biotechnology and bio-business out of the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK) and National University of Ireland, Galway, and brings a wealth of operational management experience across multiple sectors in the biotechnology industry. Dr Smith’s background is in improving efficiency, controlling costs, strategic planning, and he is well versed in overseeing lean operations across international facilities. Dr Smith has held pivotal positions in a number of small to large sized biotech companies. Currently Shane holds the position of Chief Operations Officer at BioCyto Ltd (Co Cork, Ireland), and is a Life Science Investment Adviser for PanEuro Technology Ventures (Co Cork, Ireland). He joined Glycome BioPharma in 2019.