Rafael A. Torres

Senior Vice President, Strategy


Rafael Torres joined Varian in 2015 as Senior Vice President for Strategy & Corporate Development. In this role, he leads the company's strategy as well as the identification and execution of ideas for growth through acquisitions, investments and partnerships that complement the Company’s current portfolio of businesses.

At Varian, Mr. Torres has led acquisitions and divestitures, including the spinoff of Varex (NASDAQ: VREX), a rollup of interventional oncology offerings, and the creation of Varian Ventures, as well as the acquisition transaction with Siemens Healthineers.

Prior to joining Varian, Mr. Torres served as global head of healthcare for GE Equity and GE Ventures, where he built strategic investment portfolios for more than 30 healthcare companies. He was a founding member of GE Ventures and a member of its senior leadership committee. Mr. Torres led the healthcare investment team, and represented GE on portfolio company boards, including InSightec, LipoScience, Navinet and ParadigmHealth. Mr. Torres also worked for The Boston Consulting Group and Citibank N.A.

Mr. Torres serves on the board of Kennedy Lewis Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:KLAQU). He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru.