Osman Kibar

CEO at Samumed

Dr. Kibar is an entrepreneur and an inventor, with numerous successful start-ups under his belt. He was the Scientific Founder of Genoptix (an oncology diagnostics company), which went public in 2007 (NASDAQ: GXDX) and was later acquired by Novartis in 2011. Dr. Kibar was also a Co-Founder of E-Tenna, whose assets relating to wireless antennas were acquired by Titan and assets relating to thermal management of microprocessors by Intel. He was a Vice President at Pequot Capital's venture capital and private equity team.

Dr. Kibar received his M.S. and Ph.D., specializing in Biophotonics and Optoelectronics, from University of California, San Diego, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech and a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Pomona College.



  • CEO

    Current role