ROI NJ Names NJII CEO and NJIT President as ROI Influencers: Power List 2021

This year’s ROI Influencers: Power List rankings from ROI NJ includes the 30 most influential people in the state, with Governor Phil Murphy topping the list and NJII Board Member, CEO of Choose New Jersey, Jose Lozano listed at number 20.

The magazine also publishes lists of the most influential people in 14 individual sectors or categories across the state.

Dr. Joel Bloom, president, NJIT and Chairman of NJII Board of Directors is named as an influencer in higher education and ROI NJ writes “The ribbon-cutting for BioCentriq, the cutting-edge cell and gene therapy development and clinical manufacturing center located at the New Jersey Innovation Institute on the campus of NJIT in Newark, was a game-changer for the state.”

In the area of Technology, Simon Nynens, CEO, NJII is one of the recognized influencers and of Nynens, ROI NJ writes “He is tasked with developing and expanding programs that spur innovation commercialization services and entrepreneurship, both nationally and around the world.”

Three of NJII’s board members, in addition to Lozano mentioned above, are also recognized on the power list of associations. They are Debbie Hart, president & CEO of BioNJ, Dean J. Paranicas, president & CEO of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey and Michele Siekerka, president & CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.

“I would like to congratulate everyone on the list,” said Simon Nynens, CEO, NJII “It’s wonderful to see so many familiar names on the list of colleagues and partners who collaborate with NJII and continue to drive innovation and growth across the Garden State.”