Retired President of Europe and Canada, Merck & Co
Ms. Svoronos has served on our board of directors since April 2013. She retired in 2011 from Merck & Co., Inc. following a 23-year career there in commercial positions of increasing seniority, most recently a President of Europe and Canada. In that role, Ms. Svoronos had full P&L responsibility for 30 European markets with annual sales of several billion dollars and an employee base of several thousand. Prior to those roles, she served as Vice President, Asia Pacific for Merck. In 2009, Ms. Svoronos was elected as One of the Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Canadian Women’s Executive Network. Ms. Svoronos received a B.A. in English and French Literature from Carleton University. We recruited Ms. Svoronos to our board based on her extensive experience in commercialization of pharmaceutical products, including her substantial ex-U.S. commercialization expertise.