Government Experience

  • Department of State—Principal Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), 2009-2016
  • Department of Homeland Security—International Health Specialist, 2008-2009
  • Department of Commerce—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 1996


  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Ph.D.
  • University of New Hampshire, B.S., magna cum laude

Ryan MacFarlane

C&M International Director

Ryan MacFarlane, a director at C&M International, helps clients navigate political and economic barriers in international markets and form mutually beneficial partnerships between the public and private sectors. As a former scientist, Ryan has particular experience in the health, environmental, and technology sectors. Prior to joining C&M International, Ryan was the principal Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) coordinator at the U.S. Department of State where he had responsibility and oversight for U.S. government engagement within APEC and worked to develop policies, initiatives, partnerships, and capacity building programs to advance U.S. government objectives in the Asia-Pacific region. While at the Department of State, Ryan led U.S. delegations to numerous APEC meetings and chaired the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum Planning Group, the APEC Chemical Dialogue, and the APEC Budget and Management Committee. 

Prior to joining the Department of State, Ryan was awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship and served as an international health specialist at the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs. Earlier in his career, Ryan worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Ryan’s work within the government has been recognized with multiple meritorious and superior honor awards.

Ryan has also held positions in academia, working as a scientist in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford Medical School as well as the Immune Disease Institute at Harvard Medical School, where he published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Ryan earned a B.S. with honors in cellular, molecular and developmental biology from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Stanford University School of Medicine where he was awarded the Sidney Raffel Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Graduate Study.

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