UCSF Health Executive Council Welcomes New Member

By Marissa Ventura

Headshot of Lip-Bu Tan
Lip-Bu Tan

UCSF Health is proud to welcome Lip-Bu Tan to its executive council, which serves as the health system’s business advisory board.

Tan is founder and chairman of Walden International, founding managing partner of Celesta Capital and Walden Catalyst Venture, and executive chairman of Cadence Design Systems Inc. where he served as chief executive officer (CEO) of the company from 2009 to 2021, and as president from 2009 to 2017. He has more than 35 years of venture capital experience, leading or co-leading investments in a significant number of companies focused on semiconductors and their components, cloud or edge infrastructure, data management, and security and artificial intelligent or machine learning.

He has been named to top venture capitalist lists, including the Top 10 Venture Capitalists in China by Zero2ipo and the Top 50 Venture Capitalists on the Forbes Midas List. He was the recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)’s 2022 Robert N. Noyce Award and the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)’s 2016 Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.

“It is a privilege to welcome Lip-Bu to our team of advisors, and I look forward to working with him and the entire executive council on building the future success of our health system.”

Suresh Gunasekaran, President and CEO of UCSF Health

“Lip-Bu Tan brings acumen, as well as extensive and valuable experience, in the technology industry,” said Suresh Gunasekaran, president and CEO of UCSF Health. “It is a privilege to welcome Lip-Bu to our team of advisors, and I look forward to working with him and the entire executive council on building the future success of our health system.”

Tan has a Master of Science in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a Master of Business Administration and honorary degree for Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of San Francisco. He currently serves on the boards of Cadence Design Systems, Intel Corporation, and Schneider Electric SE.

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Fuller Theological Seminary and of Carnegie Mellon University. He serves on The College of Engineering Dean’s Council at Carnegie Mellon University, the College of Engineering Advisory Board and Computing, Data Science and Society Advisory Board at the University of California Berkeley, Global Advisory Board of METI Japan and The Business Council and Committee 100. He is also an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.

The overall goal of the UCSF Health Executive Council is to evaluate short- and long-term business strategies, operations and financial performance for UCSF Health. In addition, the council acts as a liaison between UCSF Health and local business, political, and philanthropic committees, as well as providing leadership and oversight of some fundraising activities.

Tan joins esteemed colleagues on the executive council, including council co-chair Ken Hao, managing partner, managing director and head of Asia for Silver Lake; co-chair Brian Grossman, general partner for Partner Fund Management; Lloyd Carney, chief acquisition officer, Carne Technology Acquisition Corp. II; Amy Chang, board member for Disney and Procter & Gamble; Bill Davidow, partner emeritus of Mohr Davidow Ventures; Janet Lamkin, president of California for United Airlines; Ryan M. McInerney, president of VISA; John Pritzker, founding partner and director, Geolo Capital; Richard M. (Dick) Rosenberg, retired chairman and CEO of BankAmerica; and past council chair Sanford I. Weill, chairman emeritus and former CEO of Citigroup.