Vijendra (VJ) Sahi
Vice President of Government Affairs
Vijendra (VJ) Sahi is a serial entrepreneur with significant experience across a range of industries, from biotech to nanotechnology. After completing advanced degrees in chemical engineering and biochemistry from the University of Toronto, VJ joined Affymetrix, then the world leader in DNA array technology. Subsequently, VJ was involved from the pre-IPO phase of Ciphergen Biosystems (now Vermillion) and assisted in the maturation of the company through its successful IPO in 2000. In 2002, VJ signed on as one of the first employees at Nanosys, where he helped found the company and develop it into the pre-eminent privately held company in nanotechnology. He is currently VP and GM of QD Soleil, the solar division of Nanosys as well as acting VP of Corporate Development. Over this 15 year career, he has acquired significant operational/business experience and an understanding of what is required to advance business in cutting edge areas such as nanotechnology.