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A New Era of Leadership – Community Blood Center Welcomes New CEO

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is thrilled to announce the appointment of Nikhil Nayak as the organization's new President and CEO, effective January 1, 2024. With over 25 years of distinguished experience in health and life sciences, Nikhil Nayak brings a wealth of expertise to lead the center into its next chapter of service and innovation.

Before joining Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, Nikhil was the Chief Business Officer of San Diego Blood Bank, where he spearheaded their innovation development team. His leadership and strategic vision played a pivotal role in advancing the organization's mission and impact on the community.

Throughout his career, Nikhil has demonstrated a strong commitment to the healthcare sector, showcasing proficiency in strategy, marketing, sales, business development, global product management, operations, finance, quality management, and corporate communications. His comprehensive skill set and leadership experience make him an ideal fit for guiding Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center's mission to save and sustain lives.

Nikhil earned his bachelor's in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and his master's in business administration, focusing on finance, marketing, and international business from New York University, Stern School of Business.

He expressed his enthusiasm about joining Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and being part of the largest medical center in the world, Texas Medical Center.

"I am truly honored to take on the role of President and CEO at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center," Nikhil Nayak stated. “The organization has a longstanding commitment to providing vital resources to the community, and I am excited to contribute to its continued success. Partnering with the largest medical center in the world, Texas Medical Center, known for its excellence in healthcare, adds an extra layer of significance to our mission. Together, we will make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve," Nayak said.

As Nikhil assumes his leadership role at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, the organization looks forward to reaching new heights under his guidance and continuing to fulfill our mission of saving lives through the generosity of blood donors.

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