Mr. Lema is managing partner and representative director of Cylon Capital, a private investment group based in Tokyo and Palo Alto that invests in brands and technologies for the Japanese and Asia-Pacific markets.
Prior to Cylon Capital, Mr. Lema was president of Asia Pacific and chairman of Japan for Baxter International from 2005 until 2015. He was responsible for over 14,000 employees in Japan, Greater China, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Mr. Lema has more than twenty-five years of pharmaceutical, diagnostics, healthcare, and consumer experience in the US, Asia, Europe/Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
Mr. Lema is a frequent speaker in business forums on subjects ranging from leadership, global issues, and diversity in the workplace. He serves on the Board of Directors of Catalyst in New York and is also the co-author of Foreign Investment through Debt-Equity Swaps, published in MIT’s Sloan Management Review.
He is a graduate of the Stanford Business School Executive Program, Stanford University, has an MBA from the Freeman School of Business, Tulane University. He also has a bachelor of science in engineering from Universidad del Valle in Colombia.