Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Giles Shih has been managing BRI’s business development efforts since its inception in November 1999. Dr. Shih served as a consultant for venture capital firms with investments in the biotechnology industry prior to co-founding BRI with his father Dr. Jason Shih.
Under Giles’ leadership, BRI has achieved significant growth and profitability, resulting in accolades including Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies Award, Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award, Asian American Business Fast 50 Award, and the Pinnacle Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Center for Economic Development NC Companies to Watch.
Giles serves on the Board of Directors of the CED, a North Carolina-based entrepreneur support organization, the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Biosciences Organization, and the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Agricultural and Life Science Research Foundation.
Upon receiving his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, Giles went on to complete his graduate training at North Carolina State University (MS in Microbiology) and Emory University (Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics), followed by an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.