Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez is a brilliant thinker and entrepreneur unlocking the extraordinary promise of the new life sciences — and changing the world. He is an active investor in early stage private companies in the life sciences sector, and is one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research.

He was the co-founder of Synthetic Genomics Inc, a synthetic biology company, and the founding director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy LLC, a life sciences research and investment firm.

In addition to his entrepreneurial work in the life sciences, Juan Enriquez writes and speaks engagingly about the profound changes that genomics and other life sciences will cause in business, technology, politics and society. He is the author of the global bestseller: “As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth” and his work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Sciences, and the New York Times.

He is a sought-after speaker, and his highly-anticipated appearances at TED and other venues are dynamic, funny, insightful, and illuminating. He has been named, along with Bill Gates, one of the guest curators for the 2011 TED conference.