Quote1 Good night, humanitarian. Quote2
-- Batman src

Ferris Boyle was the CEO of GothCorp and a wealthy business man of Gotham City.

After he learned of the secret experiments that one of his employees, Victor Fries had been conducting behind his back, Boyle disrupted Fries' work and destroyed his laboratory, causing Fries' wife death and also a catastrophic accident that transformed Fries into the villain, Mister Freeze.

Some time later, Boyle was woing to be awarded with a humanitarian award and that same day, he was attacked by a vengeful Mr. Freeze, who was about to kill Boyle for his past crime. Boyle was saved by the timely arrival of Batman, who turned both Freeze and Boyle to the authorities for their respective crimes.[1]