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Joseph C. Papa

Chairman & CEO
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
United States of America

Biography

Mr. Joseph C. Papa, also known as Joe, has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. since May 2, 2016. Mr. Papa served as the Chief Executive Officer of Perrigo Company plc since October 9, 2006 to April 24, 2016 and served as its Chairman from October 31, 2007 to April 24, 2016. Mr. Papa serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wrafton Laboratories Ltd. He served as the President of Perrigo Company of Tennessee Inc. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perrigo Company Of South Carolina, Inc. He served as the President of SPC Trademarks, LLC. He served as the President of Perrigo Company plc from October 2006 to October 22, 2015. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmaceutical Technologies & Services Business of Cardinal Health, Inc. from December 2004 to October 2006. He served as the President of Actavis, Inc. from October 2002 to November 19, 2004 and served as its Chief Operating Officer from November 2001 to November 19, 2004. Prior to joining Actavis, Inc., he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company from February 2001 to November 2001. He served as the President of Allergan plc from October 2002 to November 2014 and served as its Chief Operating Officer from November 2001 to November 2004. From September 1997 to April 2000, Mr. Papa served as the President of US Operations of Searle Pharmaceuticals Company. In 1999, he led the team that launched the arthritis pain medication Celebrex in the US, widely regarded as the most successful new therapy launch at the time. He held management positions at G.D. Searle & Company, Novartis AG, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Ciba Geigy Pharmaceuticals and Geneva Pharmaceuticals. He began his career as a Pharmacist. He served as a Consulting Intern in the health care group of Ernst & Whinney. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Smith & Nephew plc and Smith & Nephew, Inc. since August 1, 2008. Mr. Papa served as a Director of Perrigo Company plc from November 10, 2006 to April 24, 2016. Mr. Papa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1978 and Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1983.

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