Prior to joining the Belfer Center International Council, Fereydoun Firouz was a Senior Fellow with the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Stallergenes Greer, a global biopharma company. Earlier, he co-founded and was managing partner of Gurnet Point Capital, an investor in life sciences companies, and was managing director of Waypoint Capital Inc., a Swiss-based family office, after a 25+ year career at Biopharma company Merck Serono, which he ultimately led as President and CEO of the US business EMD Serono.

Fereydoun serves on the presidential advisory council at the Berklee College of Music, and at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. He is also the producer of short films and documentaries focused on Persian art and culture. Fereydoun was a Red Cross delegate in Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan war, and an officer in the Swiss Army.

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