ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, has
named Mariano García Valiño to the newly created role of corporate vice
president and president, Latin America, effective immediately.
“Mariano has extensive experience in developing high-performing health
care businesses in Latin America,” said Brent Saunders, chief executive
officer, Bausch + Lomb. “His knowledge, insights, and extensive business
networks will prove critical as we expand our presence in the region,
which we believe holds significant untapped potential for eye health
Mr. García-Valiño was most recently an operating partner with Advent
International, a global private equity firm, where he focused on
investment opportunities in the Latin American health care industry.
From 2001 to 2009, he served in multiple roles with Pfizer Inc.,
including a position as head of Pfizer’s largest operating group in
Brazil, overseeing a pharmaceuticals business. During his tenure at
Pfizer, Mr. García-Valiño also served as the chief marketing officer of
the Brazilian operation, head of business development for Brazil and
head of planning and business development for Latin America.
During the Pfizer-Pharmacia merger, Mr. García-Valiño led the
integration of the $1 billion, 10-country, 4,000-person Latin American
operations into a single streamlined structure, resulting in the
creation of the largest pharmaceuticals company in the region.
Earlier in his career, he held positions with McKinsey & Company, Eli Lilly, and Disprofarma.
Mr. García-Valiño holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from
Universidad de Buenos Aires and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He
will be based at Bausch + Lomb’s offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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About Bausch + Lomb
+ Lomb is dedicated to bringing visionary ideas to eye health. Its core
businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic
surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. The
Bausch + Lomb name is one of the best-known and most respected
healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the company is
headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs more than 10,000 people
worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More
information is available at www.bausch.com.