Innovative Greeks

Innovative Greeks Talks with Marco Veremis: ep.20 - Stelios Papadopoulos

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Once a month, our partner and co-Chair of SEV’s Innovation Committee, Marco Veremis hosts innovative Greeks, who excel by achieving increasingly higher goals. His guests unfold their stories and share with us their exciting journey, experiences gathered along the way, but also their recipe for success.

Stelios Papadopoulos is chairman of the board of Exelixis Inc and was formerly chairman of the board of Biogen, a biotechnology company valued at over $40 billion.

His life’s mission is to contribute to the fight against multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

It all began with his two greatest passions: physics and America. At the age of 18, he was awarded a scholarship to study in the United States. He later became the president of the student union and utilized his political views to bring about reforms at his college.

In conversation with Marco Veremis, he reflects on his early years in Thessaloniki and Ladadika, shares the story of losing a scholarship despite being the best in his class, talks about his father’s passing, and discusses his love for football during his early years. They also delve into topics such as the mechanics of cancer, experimental treatments, and investing during the 1990s.

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