Joseph C. Papa has more than 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, health care and specialty pharmaceutical industries, including more than 20 years of branded prescription drug experience.
Before joining Bausch + Lomb, Mr. Papa was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bausch Health Companies Inc. ("Bausch Health") from 2016 to 2022. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Perrigo Company from 2006 to 2016. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Health's Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services business unit from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer for Watson Pharmaceuticals from 2001 to 2004, President of Global Country Operations for Pharmacia's North American business from 2000 to 2001 and President of Searle's U.S. Operations from 1997 to 2000. Before that, he served in various general management, sales, marketing and R&D positions during his 15-year career at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation from 1983 to 1997. He led teams that successfully launched several blockbuster pharmaceutical products, including Lotrel, Diovan and Celebrex, and he is the patent holder for a cardiovascular combination treatment containing Amlodipine and Benazepril.
In 2014, Harvard Business Review ranked Mr. Papa 47th on its "2014 Best Performing CEOs in the World." list. He was also recognized on Israel-based Calcalist magazine's "Best Chief Executive Officer for the Year" list for 2013 and 2014. Additionally, he was named one of the World's Best CEOs by Barron's magazine in 2012, which noted Perrigo "generated one of the best shareholder returns in the S&P 500 in the past five years."
Mr. Papa is currently Chairman of the board for Bausch Health Companies, and he also serves as Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee for Prometheus Biosciences. He is a past member of the UConn Foundation Board of Directors and the Smith & Nephew Board of Directors, where he served as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Papa holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In 2012, he received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut's School of Pharmacy.
Mr. Ross has served as the President of Volcker Alliance since July 2016, where he is also a director. He is President Emeritus of the University of North Carolina (UNC), having served as President from 2011 to January 2016. He was named the Sanford Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy in 2016 and continues to serve in that role. Prior to becoming President of the UNC system, Mr. Ross served as President of Davidson College, Executive Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, a Superior Court judge, chief of staff to U.S. Congressman Robin Britt, a member of the Greensboro, NC law firm Smith, Patterson, Follin, Curtis, James & Harkavy and Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Government. He also serves as the Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors for Bausch Health Companies. Mr. Ross holds a B.A. in Political Science from Davidson College and a J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law.
From August 2015 to September 2019, Ms. Bernier served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Strategic and Business Planning of Public Sector Pension Investment Board, a large Canadian pension investment manager. Prior to this role, Ms. Bernier spent nearly 30 years as an Audit and Advisory Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP and KPMG from 1986 to 2015, including serving as Regional Managing Partner (Quebec) and as a member of KPMG’s Canadian Leadership team. Ms. Bernier is currently a director of RF Capital Group Inc., a publicly traded company, where she serves as Chairperson of the risk committee and member of the audit committee. Ms. Bernier also currently serves as a director of the board of Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation, a Canadian Crown Corporation, where she serves as Chairperson of the audit committee. Ms. Bernier is also Chairperson of the board of United Way of Greater Montreal Foundation, a charitable organization. Ms. Bernier holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants in Canada.
Dr. von Eschenbach has been President of Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc., a health care policy consultancy, and an Adjunct Professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, since 2010. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. von Eschenbach served as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and before that served four years as Director of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. As a researcher, clinician and administrator, Dr. von Eschenbach served for twenty-six years at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as Chairman of Urology, Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program and Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer. He earned a B.S. from St. Joseph’s University and a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency in surgery and urology at Pennsylvania Hospital and University of Pennsylvania, respectively, and his urologic oncology fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. von Eschenbach has served as a director of Radius Health, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, since January 2021. He has served as a director of Celularity, Inc., a private biotechnology company, and as a director of Wren Therapeutics, Ltd, a private biopharmaceutical company, since February 2018 and November 2019, respectively. He has been a member of the board of the Regan Udall Foundation of the FDA, a
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Mr. Paulson is the President and Portfolio Manager of Paulson & Co. Inc., an SEC-registered investment management company specializing in global mergers, event arbitrage and credit strategies, which he founded in 1994. Prior to forming Paulson & Co. Inc., Mr. Paulson was a Partner of Gruss Partners and a Managing Director in mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns. Mr. Paulson received his undergraduate degree from New York University in 1978 and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1980. Mr. Paulson has been a Director of BrightSphere Investment Group Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company, since November 2018, and has served as Chairman since April 2020. He also currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. He previously served as a Director of American International Group Inc. from May 2016 to June 2017.
From 2013 through August 2016, Mr. Robertson served as Executive Vice President and Head, Anti-Money Laundering, at BMO Financial Group, a diversified financial services organization. Prior to that role, he served as BMO’s Executive Vice President, Business Integration, and as Vice Chair. He joined BMO as interim Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2009. Before joining BMO, Mr. Robertson spent more than 35 years as a Chartered Public Accountant. In this capacity, he held various senior positions with a number of major accounting firms, including Vice Chair, Deloitte & Touche LLP in Toronto, Canada, from 2002 to 2008, and Canadian Managing Partner, Arthur Andersen LLP, from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Robertson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Robertson has served on the board of Hydro One Limited, a publicly traded electricity transmission and distribution utility serving Ontario, since August 2018, and since 2012 has served on the board of Turquoise Hill Resources, a publicly traded Canadian mineral exploration and development company. He has also been serving on the board of Bausch Health Companies since June 2016. Mr. Robertson previously served on the board of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. from 2013 to August 2016.
Mr. De Schutter is the owner of asset management firm L.B. Gemini, Inc., where he has served as President and Director since 2000. He previously served as the Chairman and CEO of DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company from July 2000 until its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb in October 2001.
Mr. De Schutter has served as a Director of AuVen Therapeutics since 2007, and as a Director of Sermonix Pharmaceuticals Inc. since April 2019. He previously served as Chairman Incyte Corporation, from 2003 to 2015, and Durata Therapeutics, Inc., from 2012 to 2014. He served as a Director of Smith & Nephew plc from 2001 to 2014, during which time he served as Lead Independent Director from 2011 to 2014. Since 2007,
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