Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> June 2, 2002

Ian Smith – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (vrtx)

IAN F. SMITH is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Smith joined Vertex in 2001 from the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP, where he served as Partner in their Life Science and Technology Practice. In his career in the field of finance, Mr. Smith has focused his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, in-licensing, collaborations, spinoffs, equity restructuring, financial regulatory agency reporting and financing strategies. He joined Ernst and Young in 1987 and was named Partner in 1999. Mr. Smith received a BA with honors in Accounting and Finance from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with an update on the company, what's gone on

over the past year at Vertex that people should focus on?

Mr. Smith: First I'll give you a little background on Vertex.