APB Speaker John Crowley Named #1 Biotech CEO of 2020
25 Mar 2020
The Healthcare Technology Report issued their annual list of the top 25 Biotech CEOs of the year, and APB’s own John Crowley tops the list at #1! Crowley is being recognized for his groundbreaking work as the Chairperson and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, which he has grown from a 4-person startup operation to an international biopharmaceutical firm with over 500 employees. Crowley is uniquely mission-driven, having left his original career and founded his own company after both his children were given fatal diagnoses of the rare neuromuscular disorder, Pompe disease. Crowley was frustrated with the slow pace of Pompe research, so he took matters into his own hands at his own company, eventually finding a life-saving enzyme treatment for his two young children and thousands of others like them.
John Crowley’s incredible story has been immortalized in the memoir Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope, and Joy, as well as in the acclaimed book The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million- And Bucked the Medical Establishment- In a Quest to Save His Children by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Geeta Anand. The story was also adapted into the major film Extraordinary Measures. An inspirational, engaging keynote speaker, Crowley offers a compelling look into breakthrough drug research while imparting an important message of hope.