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A Visionary Perspective with George Scangos, Biogen CEO

April 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$25 – $50

“Drug Discovery & Development, Current Status and Future Prospects”

George Scangos, PhD, CEO, Biogen, Chairman-Elect of the Board of Directors of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)


5:30PM Registration & cocktails

6:00PM Welcome Remarks

6:05PM Keynote Session with George A. Scangos, Ph.D., CEO, Biogen

MC: Alireza Haghighi, M.D., D.Phil., Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

7:15PM  Questions & Discussion followed by Networking

This event serves as a joint collaboration between the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New England and the British American Business Council in New England.

About our speaker:

George A. Scangos, Ph.D. was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in June 2010. George Scangos has been named as one of the world’s ten best performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review. The company’s share price has climbed more than 700 percent during Scangos’s tenure. Before joining Biogen, Dr Scangos served as President and CEO and a director at Exelixis, Inc. (1996-2010), SVP of R&D, and President of Bayer Biotechnology at Bayer (1987-1996) and a professor of biology at Johns Hopkins University where he is still an adjunct professor. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Exelixis, Agilent Technologies, the Board of Advisors for the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Board of Trustees for the Boston Museum of Science.

Biogen is the third largest biotechnology company in the world, which specializes in the discovery, development, and delivery of therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative, hematologic, and autoimmune diseases. Biogen was ranked as the #1 most sustainable company in the world in 2015.

Location: One Federal Street, Boston MA. Parking is available at garage under building, at own cost.  Parking may also be found nearby at the Post Office Square garage (at own cost) after 4PM for just $10. Picture ID is required for entry into the building. Public Transportation – South Station & State Street T stops.

Option to purchase ticket + 20% off your 1-year SACC-NE membership!

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New England (SACC New England) is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1998.  Our mission is to accelerate trade, commerce, investment relationships and promote entrepreneurship, innovation and business opportunities between Sweden and the New England region. Since our founding year, we have grown to serve as the leading Swedish-American business network in the region.

The chamber is located in Boston, home to the largest entrepreneurial and investor community on the U.S. East Coast and a world-leading innovation center with close affiliations to renowned universities such as Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

At SACC New England, we work to foster a community of success.  Our professional events place members in front of dynamic business leaders, politicians, and researchers.  Our network hosts exceptional people that are always willing to help each other succeed.  We celebrate Swedish-American heritage through our cultural events, including Christmas Dinner, Vasaloppet Ski Race, Midsummer Festivities, Crayfish Party.


April 7, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$25 – $50

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