Xavier Avat

Moffitt Cancer Center

Chief Business Officer
Moffitt Cancer Center

Xavier Avat is the chief business officer at Moffitt Cancer Center. He is responsible for leading the cancer center’s business development, entrepreneurship, and innovation strategies.

As CBO, Avat manages the growth and development of the center, focusing on creating sustainable strategies to diversify revenue streams, build business lines, nurture partnerships, and ultimately expand Moffitt’s portfolio and ability to impact lives. He provides strategic oversight and direction to ensure the overall success of the business and projects across the enterprise.

Prior to joining Moffitt, Avat spent nearly 30 years in marketing, operations, and business development, most recently serving as chief business officer at Capricor Therapeutics, a biotech company. Prior to that he served in various leadership roles at several life sciences and biotech companies, including Genentech and Gilead Sciences. Avat holds a Master of Business Administration degree from EDHEC Business School, as well as a Master of Science degree in bioengineering from Polytech Lille School of Engineering, both in France.