Daniel Chu Joins 23andMe as Chief Product Officer
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 23andMe Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ME) (“23andMe”), a leading consumer genetics and research company, today appointed Daniel Chu as Chief Product Officer.
Prior to joining 23andMe, Chu served as Chief Product Officer for Waymo, where he launched the world’s first commercial fully autonomous ride-hailing service. He oversaw the product management, program management, user experience design and research, industrial design, product data science and strategy teams for the company. Before Waymo, Chu led the Google Maps platform product team, which included the Google Maps API, one of the most popular APIs available.
“Dan is a collaborative, data-driven leader that can build consumer products and services at scale. He has proven he can navigate highly technical and regulated environments for consumer facing products. We are excited to welcome Dan as we build out our genomic health platform,” said Anne Wojcicki, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of 23andMe.
“I’m excited to be joining a founder-led, mission-driven company that’s focused on using data to revolutionize health, wellness and research,” said Chu. “23andMe has helped bring genetics into the mainstream and I look forward to joining the company as it embarks on transforming healthcare to deliver a more personalized experience. 23andMe has a passionate team building impactful products and services that truly have the potential to help people live longer, healthier lives.”
Chu holds Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees from Stanford University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Harvard Business School, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Harvard Kennedy School.
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