RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Robert Ingram, also known as Bob, lived a life of excellence. Most will remember Bob for his generosity and influence within the life sciences community.
For the Research Triangle Foundation, he was a visionary, mentor and friend. As Chair Emeritus of the Board, Bob advocated to transform Research Triangle Park into a place where people can live, work and play. His wisdom and guidance continue today with the development of Hub RTP, the Park’s new downtown. Bob was elected Director to the Board in 2003 and Chairman in 2011.
As former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and General Partner of Hatteras Venture Partners, Bob’s dedication to research and development helped position RTP and the Triangle Region into a leading hub for life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.
He was a generous mentor who chaired and served on many boards of companies and organizations such as the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, Novan, Inc., Viamet Pharmaceuticals Inc., BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cree, Inc., James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, and the Advisory Council of the Congressional Task Force on Biomedical Research and Innovation.
Recognized for his commitment to public service, Bob received the North Carolina Award in 2014, the highest civilian honor the state can bestow on an individual. In 2013, he received the NACD B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award for the National Association of Corporate Directors.