Dr. Jeff Leiden, Chairman, President and CEO, Named to the Boston Business Journal’s Power 50


October 6, 2017

From the time our CEO Dr. Jeff Leiden treated his first patient as a resident over 35 years ago, to his leadership today at Vertex, Jeff has always had one thing on his mind – solving tough problems to change patients’ lives. His patient-first leadership style has stayed with him throughout his career and is at the core of how Vertex operates today to bring transformative medicines to patients.

That’s why, for the fourth year since 2013, Jeff was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the most powerful leaders in Boston. The list highlights the men and women across Massachusetts who are not only leading and breaking new ground, but also doing that work as an example to others.

Beyond his business impacts at Vertex, Jeff’s community leadership in STEM education and digital healthcare has directly impacted thousands of students and young people across Massachusetts in the last year. He also supports a number of medical, scientific and civic organizations to promote basic research and economic growth in Massachusetts.