Dr. Metin Colpan
Dr. Metin Colpan is a co-founder of QIAGEN, and served as its first Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Director from 1985 to 2003. Dr. Colpan has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2004 and has served as Chair of the Science and Technology Committee since 2014, and a member of the Nomination and ESG Committee since 2015. Dr. Colpan obtained his Ph.D. and Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the Darmstadt Institute of Technology in 1983. Prior to founding QIAGEN, Dr. Colpan was an Assistant Investigator at the Institute for Biophysics at the University of Dusseldorf. Dr. Colpan has had wide experience in separation techniques, and in particular in the separation and purification of nucleic acids, and has many patents in the field. Dr. Colpan also serves as a Supervisory Board member of the privately-held companies CGR GmbH in Mettmann, Germany, and Heilpflanzenwohl AG in Baar, Germany.