Ernesto Bertarelli is a businessman famous for being the former owner of the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Serono.
Under his leadership, which began in 1996, Serono shifted its focus from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology and, over the course of the ensuing decade, revenues more than tripled.
Selling the company in 2007 Ernesto has gone on to work as an innovation speaker and continues to work in the research and development of both male and female infertility.
Ernesto served as a board director for Waypoint Capital for seven years, the company which manages the investments and assets of the Bertarelli family fortune. It specializes in life sciences and asset management, most notably real estate.
Ernesto is the Co-Chair of the Bertarelli Foundation. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows.
In 2008 he was inducted into Babson College’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs. He was also awarded the Légion d’Honneur by President Jacques Chirac of France and the Cavaliere di Gran Croce by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic.
Ernesto is also founder of the yachting team Alinghi, which in 2003 defeated Team New Zealand in Auckland to win the America’s Cup, the first time a team had ever won the coveted sailing trophy on its first attempt. The victory brought the Cup back to Europe for the first time since 1851.
He served as navigator in 2003 and as an afterguard runner and grinder in 2007 when Alinghi defended the America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain.
With an estimated worth of almost $15 billion, Ernesto is an accomplished business speaker who gained his MBA at Harvard University and is chairman of one of the world’s largest subsidiary companies.
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