Diarmuid Burke is a senior executive with extensive strategic experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare sectors. He has built and led a manufacturing organisation from start-up to a multi-billion $ business, employing c. 300 people. He led the multi-million € acquisition & integration of a new business unit from Grunenthal GmbH into Forest Laboratories Europe. He transitioned manufacturing operation of Forest UK to an outsourced 3rd party to refocus the business as a sales and marketing organisation with the appropriate in house support. He led the growth and expansion of Forrest in Europe and was a key lead throughout the merger with Activis in 2014.