Daphne Zohar, co-founder and chief executive officer of PureTech Health, a cross-disciplinary biotech company tackling fundamental healthcare needs in disruptive ways, was named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 in the New England program. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“It’s an honor to be recognized among this distinguished group of business leaders and innovators,” said Zohar. “The New England region has truly become a hub for fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and new ideas.”
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In New England, sponsors also include fama PR, Goodwin Procter, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True, Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation, Morgan Lewis and T3 Advisors.
Zohar is co-founder and chief executive officer of PureTech Health and a member of the company’s board of directors. Zohar is an entrepreneur who built a new kind of biotech company in PureTech. Zohar assembled a leading team to help implement her vision, and she has attracted over $450 million to the company and its businesses.
Zohar has been recognized as a top leader and innovator in biotechnology by a number of sources, including BioWorld, MIT's Technology Review, the Boston Globe and Scientific American. She sits on the boards of PureTech Health, The Sync Project, Akili Interactive Labs, Follica, Karuna Pharmaceuticals and Tal Medical. She also sits on the Technology Development Fund advisory board at Children's Hospital Boston and is an editorial advisor to Xconomy, a national news company.