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Tse-Sung Wu

Genentech, Senior Portfolio Manager, South San Francisco Production

South San Francisco, California

Tse-Sung has a longstanding interest in helping corporations reduce their ecological footprint by improving decision making and promoting innovation to minimize or eliminate environmental impact. In addition to managing programs to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, he created a green chemistry and green biopharma practice at Genentech, the biopharmaceutical company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he’s been for over 10 years.  Currently, he serves as a senior project portfolio manager for a portfolio of some $45MM in capital projects to repair, upgrade and enhance Genentech’s manufacturing plant in South San Francisco.

In 2009, Tse-Sung volunteered with a small eco-lodge in Southeast Asia, helping it receive the green tourism certification GreenGlobe21, making it the second establishment to do so in Laos.

Prior to Genentech, he worked briefly with the Environmental Strategies and Technologies group at Apple, and was Co-Director of the Consortium for Green Design and Manufacturing at UC Berkeley. Tse-Sung earned his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy and Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997.

Selected Video
Tse-Sung is leading GreenBioPharma at Genentech, a successful effort to reduce costs and benefit the environment in the research and development of medicines, February 2013

Updated February 2013.