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Dr. Jeff Leiden Receives the 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®Award
Recognized for his strong leadership, contributions in innovation and commitment to the business and local community in Massachusetts, Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, Chairman, President and CEO of Vertex, was honored with the 2017 Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for the New England Region.
In its 31st year, the program recognizes business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Since becoming CEO in 2012, Jeff has led a number of initiatives and investments aimed at advancing Massachusetts as a world leader in life sciences and healthcare. For more than 30 years, he’s dedicated his career to improving the lives of people with serious diseases. His work spans all aspects of the biomedical innovation ecosystem, from his early days in academia as a molecular biologist and practicing cardiologist, to his leadership at a life sciences venture capital firm committed to supporting innovative biotech companies.
Jeff was also recently awarded the NEVY IMPACT Award for his lifetime of contributions to entrepreneurship and innovation.