Mr. George D. Behrakis serves as the Chairman of Gainesborough Investments. Mr. Behrakis has distinguished himself in the pharmaceutical industry as a researcher and marketer of asthma and allergy products and is the founder of two successful companies - Dooner Laboratories and Muro Pharmaceutical, Inc. He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Muro on June 30, 1998. Mr. Behrakis serves as a Director of Cetek Corporation.
Mr. Behrakis is active in many professional and civic organizations, including the American Pharmaceutical Association, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Northeastern Alumni Association. He is a Vice Chairman of Northeastern University and serves on the executive committee of the Board of Trustees of the Greek Archdiocese of America. He serves as Trustee at Boston Symphony Orchestra Inc. He served as Director at Axiowave Networks, Inc, OmniGuide, Inc and TeleGea, Inc. Mr. Behrakis is a member of the Board of Overseers of Tufts University Medical School; the Board of Overseers of the Boston Symphony; Board of Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts; Board of Trustees of Brigham & Women's Hospital; and is part owner of the American Hockey League (AHL) team, the Lowell Lock Monsters.
In 1987, Mr. Behrakis received the "Man of the Year" Dr. An Wang Award from the Northern Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. A talented fundraiser, he helped secure $25 million in donations serving as chairperson of various organizations. Mr. Behrakis is a Founding Director of The Gorbachev Foundation of North America; and a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award. His philanthropy includes the George D. Behrakis Chair in the Field of Targeted Pharmaceuticals at Northeastern University; the construction of the George D. Behrakis Health Sciences Center at Northeastern; the Triplett/Behrakis Chair at the University of Mississippi; Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology; Boston College; Bentley College and Merrimack College. Mr. Behrakis has funded the George D. Behrakis Hellenic Fellowship in Respiratory Allergy at the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center. He has also funded various programs at Tufts University, Medford; Brigham and Women's, Boston and Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell. Mr. Behrakis earned his Bachelor's in Pharmacy from Northeastern University in 1957 and has been awarded honorary degrees from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts.