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Simon Bedson

Senior Vice President and General Manager, International Commercial Operations

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Mr. Bedson joined Vertex in 2011 to lead Vertex’s global expansion and is the company’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, International Commercial Operations.

He oversees global commercial activities outside of North America, which have included the establishment of the company’s first international headquarters in Switzerland as well as commercial offices and operations in Australia, the UK and Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Benelux, Spain, Italy and other countries.

Mr. Bedson has three decades of pharmaceutical and biotech industry experience. Prior to Vertex, he was Vice President and General Manager of Europe and Australia at Gilead, where he led the company’s country operations across nine affiliate markets over a three-year period. Prior to that, Mr. Bedson spent 10 years at Amgen, including four at the company’s U.S. headquarters, in a variety of leadership roles.

Mr. Bedson has a B.Sc. in Biology from University College London and an MBA from Ashridge Management College in the UK.