Jeffrey Leiden - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Chairman of the Board and Presidentident, CEO

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Dr. Jeffrey M. Leiden M.D. Ph.D. was appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. Effective April 01, 2020. and he is President, Chief Executive Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. Effective April 01, 2020. He has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and President since February 2012 after joining us as CEO Designee in December 2011. He was a member of our Board of Directors since July 2009, the Chairman of our Board of Directors since May 2012, and served as our lead independent director from October 2010 through December 2011. Dr. Leiden was a Managing Director at Clarus Ventures, a life sciences VC firm, from 2006 through January 2012. Dr. Leiden was President and Chief Operating Officer of Abbott Laboratories, Pharmaceuticals Products Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of Abbott Laboratories from 2001 to 2006. From 1987 to 2000, Dr. Leiden held several academic appointments, including the Rawson Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of Chicago, the Elkan R. Blout Professor of Biological Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an elected member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Leiden serves as a director of Quest Diagnostics Inc., a medical diagnostics company, and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, an insurance company. Dr. Leiden was a director and the nonexecutive Vice Chairman of the board of Shire plc, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, from 2006 to January 2012
Age: 62  Chairman Since 2012  Ph.D    
617 341-6100  www.vrtx.com
Leiden received his M.D., Ph.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of Chicago.

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Management Efficiency

The company currently holds 649.8 M in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 12.3 indicating the company may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial obligations. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has Current Ratio of 3.37 suggesting that it is liquid enough and is able to pay its financial obligations when they are due.

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Entity Summary

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in developing and commercializing therapies for treating cystic fibrosis. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Vertex Pharmaceuticals operates under Biotechnology classification in USA and is traded on BATS Exchange. It employs 2500 people.Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorpor (VRTX) is traded on BATS Exchange in USA and employs 2,500 people.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Leadership Team

William Young, Independent Director
Reshma Kewalramani, Executive Vice President - Global Medicines Development and Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
Michael Parini, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Alan Garber, Independent Director
Joshua Boger, Executive Director and Chairman of Science and Technology Committee
John Gray, Senior Vice President Genetic Therapies
Margaret McGlynn, Independent Director
Sangeeta Bhatia, Director
Terrence Kearney, Independent Director
Ian Smith, CFO, Executive Vice President
Paul Silva, Senior Vice President Corporate Controller
David Altshuler, Independent Director
Jeffrey Chodakewitz, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President - Global Medicines Development
Elaine Ullian, Co-Lead Independent Director
Amit Sachdev, Senior Vice President - Global Government Strategy, Market Access and Value
David Greenway, Director
Charles Wagner, CFO, Executive Vice President
Bruce Sachs, Co-Lead Independent Director
Lloyd Carney, Independent Director
Michael Partridge, Vice President - Investor Relations
Yuchun Lee, Independent Director
Kimberly White, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Stuart Arbuckle, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive VP
Thomas Graney, CFO, Senior Vice President
Charles Milstein, Executive Vice President Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
Jeffrey Leiden, Chairman of the Board and Presidentident, CEO

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