Henri A. Termeer

Genzyme Corporation
Cambridge, MA
Company executive
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership

Henri A. Termeer served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Genzyme Corporation for nearly three decades. He retired from Genzyme in June 2011.  In 2008, he was appointed to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Council of Economic Advisors and is Chairman Emeritus of the New England Healthcare Institute. He is a board member of Abiomed, Inc., Allergan Inc., AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Moderna Therapeutics, Verastem, Inc., and Medical Simulation. In addition, he is a board member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation and serves on its Executive Committee, a director of Massachusetts General Hospital, a board member of Partners HealthCare and a member of the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School.  He is also a board member of WGBH, Boston Ballet, Museum of Science and Project Hope.. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 2010-2011 and served on the Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 and serves as a member of its Trust.


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