30 most innovative people in Massachusetts
1. Henri Termeer
Position: Chairman and CEO of Genzyme Corp.
Termeer, who joined the company as president in 1983, built up Genzyme Corp., which makes medicines that treat rare genetic disorders and other diseases like Gaucher's disease. This year, the company was sold to French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis SA for $20 billion, a deal that Termeer helped to craft by creating a unique milestone payment mechanism, called a contingent value right, that will reward Genzyme investors if drugs in its pipeline succeed. >> Full profile