Tim Fenton

Vice President, Global Government Relations
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.


Tim Fenton is responsible for building and protecting the company’s reputation in complex geopolitical situations. He joined the company in 2009 to grow its influence on Capitol Hill and now leads a team based in the world’s fastest growing markets.

Recently, as US-China tensions increased, Tim was based in Shanghai as a member of the company’s China leadership team. While leading the China government affairs team, he worked with China and US officials to continue to grow the company’s business there, resolve export and trade issues and mitigate frictions.

Tim previously chaired the board of Seeding Labs, a non-profit that equips scientists to make cutting-edge discoveries. He also served on the executive committee of the Friends of Patients at the NIH which supports patients in clinical trials.

He worked for US Senator John H. Chafee of Rhode Island.