Christopher A. Viehbacher
Mr. Christopher Viehbacher is the Managing Partner of Gurnet Point Capital, a Boston-based investment fund associated with the Bertarelli family with a $2 billion capital allocation. He is also a member of the Board of Pure Tech Health plc; the Chairman of Vedanta, a Pure Tech portfolio company; and a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University.
Mr. Viehbacher is the former CEO and member of the board of directors of Sanofi, a Fortune 50 Biopharmaceutical company based in Paris. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Genzyme in Boston.
Prior to joining Sanofi, Mr. Viehbacher spent 20 years with GlaxoSmithKline in Germany, Canada, France and, latterly, the US as President of GSK North America. He was a member of the board of directors of GSK plc in London and Co-President of GSK’s Portfolio Management Board. He began his career with Price Waterhouse after graduating with a degree in Commerce at Queen’s University in Canada.
Mr. Viehbacher has been a strong advocate for the health care industry. Current and past advocacy roles include:
Former Co-chair with Bill Gates for the CEO Roundtable on Neglected Diseases, Immediate Past Chairman of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Chairman of the Board of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in Washington, and President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations in Brussels. He is Chair of the Health Governors at World Economic Forum and Co-chair of a WEF initiative to create a Global Charter for Healthy Living and Member of the International Business Council.
Mr. Viehbacher has in the past served on various advisory groups at MIT, Duke University and Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. He has received the Pasteur Foundation Award for outstanding commitment to safeguarding and improving health worldwide, and France’s highest civilian honor, the Legion d’Honneur.
CEO Roundtable on Cancer
Board of Directors
Christopher A Viehbacher
Life Sciences Consortium
LSC Task Force Participation
Task Force Member(s): Christopher A. Viehbacher, Managing Partner
Project Data Sphere, LLC
Executive Leadership Team
Christopher A. Viehbacher, President
Gurnet Point Capital
We partner with life science leaders who have the vision and drive to transform their businesses.
Those leaders are born risk-takers. Original thinkers with big ideas and bigger ambitions. Explorers who question the status quo. They are driven to succeed and are uncompromising in their quest to make things happen, even if the solutions aren’t easy or obvious.
They are leaders who know when they need a catalyst to achieve transformational growth. They seek a partner who shares their long-term vision and strengthens it with financial resources and commercial expertise, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them for as long as it takes. One who speaks their language and has a history of building successful life science businesses in their own right. A like-minded team committed to helping them realize their vision.
That’s what Gurnet Point Capital is all about: Being that partner for a select group of life science leaders ready to link their passion with success.