The Power List 2017 – Business Captains
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Actelion
After eleven years as a clinician, Jean-Paul decided to move to applied research. He spent 12 years at F. Hoffmann-La Roche, during which time he was responsible for the selection of the first T-channel blocker. He then founded Actelion in 1997, together with his wife and work colleagues and friends, and has since built Actelion from a start-up to a multi-billion market capitalization company.