I’d like to share an important update with you to kick off the new year.
We’re pleased to announce that Refeyn recently appointed Anthony Fernandez as our new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment marks a new chapter in our story as we embark on an ambitious mission of growth in the coming years.
Anthony’s appointment follows Philipp Kukura, our original founder and CEO, taking a step back from his current position to assume the role of a non-executive Director, to concentrate again on leading his research group at Oxford University, and to contribute to the further development and success of mass photometry in these roles. In the coming months, Philipp will be working closely with Anthony as he transitions into his new role as the CEO.
As the visionary behind mass photometry, Philipp has helped shape Refeyn into what it is today – a thriving organization with ever-increasing growth prospects. Under his leadership, we’ve built a revolutionary product, delivered year after year on making mass photometry available to a growing number of researchers, and built up a highly skilled and motivated team from all around the world. We are immensely pleased to welcome Anthony at this time of exponential growth for Refeyn.
Philipp adds, “I could not be more thrilled about Anthony joining Refeyn at this exciting time for the company. He brings the perfect combination of experience, enthusiasm, and vision to take Refeyn and mass photometry to the next level.”
Anthony has had in-depth experience through the full product lifecycle within both, corporate and start-up environments, with a specific focus on commercializing disruptive and innovative technologies. His decades’ worth of leadership experience spans strategic marketing, sales and business development, and organisation scale-up across several verticals, including Aerospace & Defence, Healthcare, and Industry 4.0.
Most recently, Anthony served as the Vice President of Teledyne e2v Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for driving regional strategy, identifying growth opportunities, expanding applications and manufacturing footprint, and enhancing local capabilities.
Prior to this, Anthony built his career with Xennia Technology, an industrial inkjet solutions start-up, where first, as a Software Engineer, he worked on image processing software and human-machine interfaces. Later, as a Product Manager, he helped commercialize novel printing platforms for the ceramics and textiles industries across Asia and Europe. This rapid export-based growth was recognized by The Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2010.
He holds a BSc (Hon’s) in Software Engineering from City, University of London and a Master’s in Business Administration from Imperial College Business School, London.
Of his new appointment, Anthony says, “Refeyn’s ground-breaking technology, thriving customer base, and exceptional people have put mass photometry at the forefront of bioanalytics innovation – I’m delighted to join the team and lead our next phase of growth and expansion.”
Chairman of the Board