Christa Bleyleben, a senior partner with MassGlobal Partners LLC, brings more than 25 years of experience in building global relationships - working in executive management roles in both the public as well as private sector. MassGlobal is a strategy and tactical advisory group focused on facilitating and advancing international collaborations in science and technology, with special focus in the biotechnology and medical technology sectors. The company works with governments, universities, technology parks, trade commission's & industry associations in key global markets, providing a broad set of services and programs aimed at strengthening clients' knowledge and capabilities in areas such as technology transfer, commercialization issues, business development, partnering support and financing as well as providing access to university and research organizations in the U.S. Prior to joining MassGlobal Partners, Ms. Bleyleben was the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) and President of the Massachusetts International Trade Council (MITCI), responsible to manage all international business relationships between Massachusetts and regions around the with special focus on collaborations and partnerships. In her previous career, Ms. Bleyleben was Managing Director at Banc of America Securities LLC, responsible for a diverse portfolio of major international banking groups and supra-national organizations including relationships with the world's top 250 financial institutions. Ms Bleyleben currently serves on the Boards of the German American Business Council (GABC) and the MIT Enterprise Forum Innovation Series. Ms. Bleyleben holds an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics & Business (Vienna, Austria).