John Hopper is the Chairman of the GI Cancers Alliance and President of the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation. Prior to his focus on health care foundations, John created and led multibillion dollar revenue centers as well as start-ups and turn-arounds across numerous industry verticals with emphasis in health/wellness, digital/interactive, consumer goods, environment, and technology both nationally and internationally. John launched profitable divisions and products for such companies as the WPP Group, IPG, Unilever, P&G and Publicis and spearheaded complex international cross-discipline management teams. He has held various board positions within digital companies as well as co-founding wellness venture capital and renewable energy mobilization firms. His experience also includes: Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern Graduate School of Business, US Department of Defense – Pancreatic Cancer Research Advisory Board, State of Connecticut Business Health Council- Office of Secretary of State, University of Connecticut – Environmental Health Academic Internship leader, and the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD) Rare Disease Day co chair Connecticut chapter.
Hopper is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, and the Unilever/Oxford Executive MBA program. His father, Dr. Paul Hopper, PhD and uncle Donald J. Hopper lost their lives to pancreatic cancer.