ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, has
appointed Rodney (Rod) W. Unsworth as president, Asia-Pacific, effective
“Rod has an extensive and successful record of driving transformational
change in global health care companies, with a particular focus on
Asia-Pacific,” said Brent Saunders, chief executive officer, Bausch +
Lomb. “His counsel and leadership will be extremely valuable as we work
to build B+L into a high-performance competitor in Asia and worldwide.”
“There are exciting opportunities for B+L in this dynamic growth
region,” said Mr. Unsworth. “I look forward to working with our teams
across Asia-Pacific to build high performance for our company, for our
customers, and for patients.”
Mr. Unsworth served as president, Asia-Pacific, for Schering-Plough
Corporation from 2004 until its merger with Merck in 2009. In that
role, he led a performance turnaround in key markets such as China.
From 1995 to 2002, he led transformational change with Pharmacia as
president, Asia-Pacific; global vice president, Ophthalmology and
Metabolic Diseases; and managing director, Pharmacia & Upjohn
In 1972, Mr. Unsworth founded Delta West, the Australian pharmaceuticals
company, and served as its chairman and managing director for two
decades. The company was acquired by Upjohn in 1992.
Mr. Unsworth earned his degree in pharmacy from the Victorian College of Pharmacy (Australia).
Mr. Unsworth succeeds David Edwards, who has resigned to pursue other
activities. Mr. Edwards will continue to advise the company during a
transition period. “We thank David for his contributions to the company
and for establishing a strong foundation for future success,” said Mr.
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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.