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Juan Enriquez, bestselling author, businessman,
and academic, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities
on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He is currently
Chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy LLC, a life sciences research and
investment firm. He was the Founding Director of the Harvard Business
School Life Sciences Project, and author of the global bestseller
As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are
Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth. (Selected by
Amazon's editors as one of the best business books of the year).
His latest book, The Untied States of America: Polarization,
Fracturing, and Our Future, which explores why some countries
are successful while others disappear, was published by Crown Business
in November of 2005.
He has published several key articles including, "Transforming
Life, Transforming Business: the Life Science Revolution,"
co-authored with Ray Goldberg, which received a McKinsey Prize in
2000 (2nd place). He co-authored the first map of global nucleotide
data flow as well as HBS working papers on "Life Sciences in
Arabic Speaking Countries", "Global Life Science Data
Flows and the IT industry", "SARS, Smallpox, and Business
Unusual," and "Technology, Gene Research and National
Competitiveness." Harvard Business School Interactive picked
Juan as one of the best teachers at HBS and showcased his work in
its first set of faculty products.
The Harvard Business Review showcased his ideas as one of the breakthrough
concepts in its first HBR List. Fortune profiled him as Mr. Gene.
Time asked him to co-organize the life sciences summit commemorating
the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of DNA. Seed picked
his ideas as one of fifty that "shaped our identity, our culture,
and the world as we know it."
Mr. Enriquez serves on a variety of boards including Cabot Corporation,
The Harvard Medical School Genetics Advisory Council, The Chairman's
International Council of the Americas Society, the Visiting Committee
of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center, Tufts University's EPIIC,
Harvard Business School's PAPSAC.
Juan was also part of a world discovery voyage led by Craig Venter,
who sequenced the human genome. The multi-stage sailing voyage sampled
microbial genomes throughout the world's oceans. This expedition
involved a number of institutions and top scholars including The
Institute for Genomic Research, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute,
The Explorers Club, and Prof. E.O. Wilson. It led to the discovery
of an unprecedented number of new species.
He previously served as CEO of Mexico City's Urban Development
Corporation, Coordinator General of Economic Policy and Chief of
Staff for Mexico's Secretary of State, and as a member of the Peace
Commission that negotiated the cease-fire in Chiapas' Zapatista
He earned a B.A. and an MBA from Harvard, with honors.
He can be reached at email@example.com.
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