George D. Behrakis
George D. Behrakis, former Chairman of Leadership 100 and Chairman of the 25th
Anniversary Celebration Conference,
will open the Conference on Thursday, February 5 at The Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel in Carolina, Puerto Rico and moderate a business panel discussion on important economic issues.
The business panel will address the outlook for the U.S. and the global economy in 2009 and 2010. The panel will include such prominent business leaders and members of Leadership 100 as Charles H. Cotros and John G. Pappajohn.
Recognized as a leader in the pharmaceutical field, Behrakis began his career at McNeil Laboratories, a division of Johnson & Johnson. He founded Dooner Laboratories, later sold to Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, and purchased Muro Pharmaceuticals in 1978, which was sold to ASTA Medica AG of Frankfurt, Germany in 1997. He retired as President/CEO of Muro in 1998.
A graduate of Northeastern University, he also studied at Boston University and has established numerous awards, chairs and facilities in the pharmaceutical, scientific and medical fields, at Northeastern, Tufts University, Boston College, Harvard University and The Johns Hopkins University.