Mr. Legorreta has over 20 years of experience investing in pharmaceutical royalties, and building and managing a rapidly growing biopharma company that is today one of the largest dedicated life sciences investors in the world. Prior to founding Royalty Pharma in 1996, Mr. Legorreta was an investment banker at Lazard Frères in Paris and New York. Mr. Legorreta is also a co-founder of Pharmakon Advisors, a leading provider of debt capital to the life sciences industry.
Mr. Legorreta serves on the Board of Directors of Epizyme (Nasdaq: EPZM) and on the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences, as well as the Boards of Trustees of Rockefeller University, Brown University, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Pasteur Foundation (the U.S. affiliate of the French Institute Pasteur), Open Medical Institute and Park Avenue Armory.
Mr. Legorreta is the founder and chairman of Alianza Médica para la Salud, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of health care in Latin America by providing doctors and healthcare providers with continued education opportunities. Since its foundation in 2010 AMSA has provided over 450 scholarships to Mexican and Latin American doctors and healthcare providers to study abroad. Mr. Legorreta has a degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.