Sunday, May 11

Chairman Bill Young: Next Biogen Idec CEO May Be a Scientist

[Posted by Shirley Richardson]

The future leader of Biogen Idec might be as familiar with a petri dish as he or she is with a spreadsheet.

That’s according to Bill Young, who took over as Biogen’s chairman of the board on January 1. Young is on the board committee that’s searching to replace CEO Jim Mullen, who announced last month that he’s stepping down after a decade at the helm of the Cambridge, MA-based biotech giant (NASDAQ: BIIB). I met with Young last week while he was visiting a startup in Seattle. ....Read the full story in Xconomy Boston