James Xie, a co-founder of Fulgent Genetics, Inc., is our President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Fulgent, Mr. Xie served as the Senior Vice President of Cogent Inc., a publicly traded biometric identification service and product company from 1996 until 2011. As Chief Operating Officer of Fulgent, Mr. Xie is responsible for managing all global operations, product vision and product engineering. He is focused on unifying all departments to maximize efficiency, drive sustainable growth and inspire continuous innovation.
He received his B.A. in Engineering from Chongqing University in 1987, and has both an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales in 1992.
In his free time, he also is a flight instructor for single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument airplanes. He holds a Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) and Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL).