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Amit K. Sachdev

Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer

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Mr. Sachdev joined Vertex in 2007 and is the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory Officer responsible for managing all regulatory interactions for our approved and investigational medicines.  He serves on the company’s Executive Committee and has held various leadership posts across the business over the past decade.  In addition to Global Regulatory Affairs, he also oversees Government Affairs, Public Policy, Patient Advocacy and Engagement, and established Vertex’s first international commercial operations in 2010.

Prior to joining Vertex, Mr. Sachdev served as Executive Vice President at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and was Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where he held several other senior executive appointments.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Sachdev served as Majority Counsel to the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives and practiced law at the American Chemistry Council and also at the law firm Ropes & Gray.

Mr. Sachdev received a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law.