Hugh created the DESTINA way of doing business which will be part of his lasting legacy. He impacted so many lives and left a profound mark on DESTINA staff and associates.
Hugh Ilyine had a BSc in Applied Science from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) and a marketing diploma from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). He was a biotechnology entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ international experience. Hugh covered food bio-ingredients, stem cells, biosimilar therapeutics and molecular diagnostic fields from founder through to CEO and company director roles. As CEO of DESTINA, Hugh was responsible for the overall success of the company as well as leading the development and execution of long-term strategies.
He worked with, taught and mentored Juan Díaz, DESTINA’s CEO, for more than 10 years from the incorporation of DESTINA in both Scotland and Spain. They worked in a true partnership to bring DESTINA to the commercialization stage. Hugh left within the company all the necessary ingredients to successfully enter the commercialization phase.
Read Juan Diaz’s Eulogy – MY MENTOR, FRIEND AND COMPANION