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David Pyott

Board of Director
Business and Management
BioMarin Pharmaceuticals


David Pyott joined our Board in January 2016. From 1998 to March 2015, Mr. Pyott served as Chief Executive Officer of Allergan Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, where he was recognized by the Harvard Business Review as one of “The 100 Best Performing CEO’s in the World.” Under his leadership, Allergan was transformed from a small eye care business with approximately $1 billion in sales to a global specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company, with sales over $7 billion in 2014 and more than 10,000 employees. Prior to Allergan, Mr. Pyott served as the Head of the Novartis Nutrition Division and as a member of the Executive Committee of Switzerland-based Novartis AG. Mr. Pyott is Lead Director and a member of the board of directors of Avery Dennison Corporation, a global labeling and packaging materials company, serves on the board of directors of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company and is a member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips in the Netherlands, a diversified health and wellness company. He is a member of the Governing Board of the London Business School, President of the International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Mr. Pyott holds a Diploma in International and European Law from the Europa Institute at the University of Amsterdam, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Edinburgh, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the London Business School.

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