Rolee Kumar

Rolee Kumar

Ms, B.Sc. (Hons) MBA

  • The University of Western Australia (M706), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Roles and responsibilities

Rolee is Industry Engagement Manager for Health and Medical Sciences and is responsible for development, stewardship of relationship with industry, the not-for-profit, government and communities to support UWA’s goal in the leadership and co-ordination of business development and innovation across the University.


Rolee has over twenty years’ experience in the health and medical sector, having worked in start-ups, universities, research institutes and with angel investors.  She started her career as a molecular biologist and for the last fifteen years has been working with researchers and entrepreneurs, assisting them to translate their research for the benefit of the community.  

Rolee has co-founded biopharmaceutical company having taken it from seed funding to ASX listing with a market cap of $100M.  Her experience covers managing intellectual property, applying for and obtaining grant funding/ tenders, preparing complex business plans/ cases, identifying market opportunities and leads, preparing market research reports, performing capital raising opportunities (via public and private routes), negotiating and closing deals worth multi-million dollars. 

Industry keywords

  • Ageing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Digital Health
  • Health
  • Medical Devices
  • Medicine and Pharma
  • Drug Discovery
  • Diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics