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Juan Enríquez was the founding director of the Life Sciences Project at Harvard Business School and a fellow at Harvard's Center for International Affairs. His work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Science, and The New York Times. He is the author of Homo Evolutis, As the Future Catches You and The Untied States of America. He works in business, science, and domestic/international politics.
Juan Enríquez is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy LLC, a life sciences research and investment firm.
He has published several key articles including, "Transforming Life, Transforming Business: the Life Science Revolution", co-authored with Ray Goldberg, which received a McKinsey Prize in 2000 (2nd place). He co-authored the first map of global nucleotide data flow as well as HBS working papers on "Life Sciences in Arabic Speaking Countries", "Global Life Science Data Flows and the IT industry", "SARS, Smallpox, and Business Unusual", and "Technology, Gene Research and National Competitiveness." Harvard Business School Interactive picked Juan as one of the best teachers at HBS and showcased his work in its first set of faculty products.
The Harvard Business Review showcased his ideas as one of the breakthrough concepts in its first HBR List. Fortune profiled him as "Mr. Gene". The Van Heyst Group asked him to co-organize the life sciences summit commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of DNA. The summit, "The Future of Life", was sponsored by Time. Seed picked his ideas as one of fifty that "shaped our identity, our culture, and the world as we know it".
Mr. Enríquez serves on a variety of boards including Cabot Corporation, The Harvard Medical School Genetics Advisory Council, The Chairman's International Council of the Americas Society, the Visiting Committee of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center, Tufts University's EPIIC, Harvard Business School's PAPSAC, and the J. Craig Venter Institute.
Juan was also part of a world discovery voyage led by J. Craig Venter, who sequenced the human genome. The multi-stage sailing voyage sampled microbial genomes throughout the world's oceans. This expedition involved a number of institutions and top scholars including The Institute for Genomic Research, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, The Explorers Club, and Prof. E. O. Wilson. It led to the discovery of an unprecedented number of new species.
He previously served as CEO of Mexico City's Urban Development Corporation, Coordinator General of Economic Policy and Chief of Staff for Mexico's Secretary of State, and as a member of the Peace Commission that negotiated the cease-fire in Chiapas' Zapatista rebellion.
He earned a B.A. and an MBA from Harvard, with honors.
- Pop!Tech 2008 Talk: Dialogue on the Global Economic Crisis
- TED Talks: Juan Enríquez on genomics and our future at TED in 2003
- TED Talks: Juan Enríquez wants to grow energy at TED in 2007
- TED Talks: Juan Enríquez shares mindboggling new science at TED in 2009
- TED Talks: Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? at TED in 2012
- Juan Enríquez: As The Future Catches You at the University of Carolina