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Keynote speaker:

Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD
Chairman, President and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Join us and over 150 executives from the Greater Boston area at our annual Leadership Breakfast. Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, the keynote speaker, is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He is a physician and scientist who, for the last 30 years, has dedicated his career to improving the lives of people with serious diseases. His experience spans all aspects of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Dr. Leiden cares deeply about inspiring and equipping under-resourced students and young women to become the next generation of scientific leaders. He established a signature program at Vertex to enhance science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) education among students in our local communities, including an on-site Learning Lab, mentorship programs, internships and college scholarships. In 2017, Vertex announced a sustained corporate giving commitment of $500 million over the next 10 years, of which $50 million is focused on STEAM education.

Read Dr. Leiden’s full biography

2019 Leadership Breakfast 

Keynote speaker:

Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD
Chairman, President and CEO of Vertex


November 7, 2019 | 8:00 a.m.
(Doors open at 7:00 am for networking)

Back Bay Harvard Club
374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA


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* There are limited seats available for individuals for a suggested gift of $500 or above.

Registration is required. No tickets are available at the door.

* Doors open at 7:00 am for networking. Program starts promptly at 8:00 am.