Thursday, April 22, 2010

2010 Distinguished Bostonian Profile - Henri Termeer

On May 4, the Chamber will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting & Dinner. During the program, three accomplished citizens will be inducted in the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians. The Chamber congratulates Henri Termeer on his selection as a 2010 Distinguished Bostonian.

Henri Termeer is chairman and chief executive officer of Genzyme Corporation, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Under his leadership, Genzyme has grown from a small start-up to a diversified enterprise with more than 12,000 employees in locations across the globe. Termeer is widely recognized as a pioneer in developing and delivering treatments to patients with rare genetic diseases. His work is the foundation for Genzyme’s success, and today the company is diversified across multiple medical areas.

In addition to his contributions to the biotechnology industry, Termeer is active in the area of humanitarian assistance, policy issues, and innovation in providing access to health care. He serves as director of Massachusetts General Hospital, a board member of Partners HealthCare, and a member of the board of fellows of Harvard Medical School. Termeer is also the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s board of directors, and was appointed to Governor Deval Patrick’s Council of Economic Advisors in 2008. He is the co-chair of the Leadership Council of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative, and serves as chairman emeritus of the New England Healthcare Institute, a nonprofit health policy research organization.

Please join us in recognizing the contributions that Henri Termeer has made to the Greater Boston community. Click here to register for this event.

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