Leading the way

The industry's best and brightest people are part of the Vertex team. Collectively, their decades of experience helped us launch four breakthrough medicines within seven years and will guide the way forward as we work toward bringing more transformative medicines to people living with serious diseases around the world. 

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The industry's best and brightest people are part of the Vertex team. Collectively, their decades of experience helped us launch four breakthrough medicines within seven years and will guide the way forward as we work toward bringing more transformative medicines to people living with serious diseases around the world. 

Leadership 

Our diverse leadership team includes industry luminaries and disrupters all working toward discovering tomorrow’s transformative medicines. 

Chief Executive Officer and President
Executive Vice President, Global Research, and Chief Scientific Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President, Global Medicines Development and Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief of Cell and Genetic Therapies
Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory and Quality Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Our Board has been a source of stability and experience that has helped guide our growth from a small research startup to a global S&P 500 company that continues to execute on its mission of investing in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases in specialty markets.

Five of our 11 (45%) Board Directors are from racial and ethnic minority groups, and four of 11 (36%) are women — these diverse perspectives combined with decades of experience will be an important source of guidance. 


Committee Composition

The following table provides the committee membership for our board of directors.

Director
Sangeeta Bhatia
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Audit & Finance Committee
 
Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee
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Management Development & Compensation Committee
 
Scientific & Technology Committee
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Lloyd Carney
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Audit & Finance Committee
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Management Development & Compensation Committee
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Alan Garber
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Scientific & Technology Committee
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Terrence Kearney
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Management Development & Compensation Committee
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Scientific & Technology Committee
 
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Reshma Kewalramani
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Audit & Finance Committee
 
Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee
 
Management Development & Compensation Committee
 
Scientific & Technology Committee
 
Director
Yuchun Lee
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Audit & Finance Committee
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Management Development & Compensation Committee
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Scientific & Technology Committee
 
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Jeffrey Leiden
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Management Development & Compensation Committee
 
Scientific & Technology Committee
 
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Margaret McGlynn
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Audit & Finance Committee
 
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Diana McKenzie
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Audit & Finance Committee
 
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Management Development & Compensation Committee
 
Scientific & Technology Committee
 
Director
Bruce Sachs
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Audit & Finance Committee
 
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Scientific & Technology Committee
 
Director
Suketu (Suky) Upadhyay
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Audit & Finance Committee
 
Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee
 
Management Development & Compensation Committee
 
Scientific & Technology Committee
 

Member

Chair

Lead Independent Director