President & Chief Executive Officer
Jeff is President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Apotex. Appointed in 2018, Jeff oversees a global workforce of 7500 and the day-to-day operations of Apotex, including research and development, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of products across three Lines of Business to more than 115 countries around the globe.
Prior to this role, Jeff served as President & Chief Operating Officer, Apotex, as well as President, Global Generics, the largest line of business at Apotex, where he provided leadership for the Commercial and Strategic Operations and was instrumental in delivering significant growth. A 25-year veteran of Apotex, Jeff has held progressively senior positions with Sales and Marketing since 1993 when he joined the company.
Before joining Apotex, Jeff spent time working in the retail pharmacy sector for Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s leading pharmacy chain.
Jeff has been a member of the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) Board of Directors since 2012 and served as Chair in 2017. He was re-elected as Chair in 2018. In 2008 he became an Executive Member of the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association’s (CGPA) board. From March 2015-February 2017, he served as Chair of CGPA’s board following three years of service as Vice Chair. Jeff is a former Chair of the US Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s (HDA) knowledge partner, the HDA Research Foundation. He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, Nova Scotia, Canada. Following a JV with Arrow Pharma in Australia in 2019, Jeff serves as a Board member of the new entity Arrotex Pharmaceuticals.
From 1986 to 1988, Jeff played professional football in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
President, Global API
Pere joined Apotex Pharmachem in September, 2015 as Vice President and General Manager at the Brantford site. Prior to joining Apotex, Pere spent 18 years in increasing roles of responsibility with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma in both Europe and the US. While with Boehringer, Pere gained significant experience in API manufacturing as he oversaw operations in Spain, the US and Germany. He has a proven track record driving process improvements to enhance quality, reduce cycle time, increase throughput, and minimize change-over losses to increase network capacity. Pere is a graduate of Universidad de Barcelona where he earned a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. He also received a Master in Business Adminstration from ESADE Business school.
Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Apotex
Peter is Chief Commercial Officer and EVP of Apotex. Appointed in 2018, Peter has accountability to develop and execute our global commercial strategy for all generic market segments. Peter joined Apotex in 2006 as Director of Marketing Canada and took on expanded roles within the Canadian market where most recently he was the SVP Commercial Operations Canada and Caribbean. Peter has 27 years of Pharma experience in sales and marketing, international management, and held P&L responsibility of core countries within a Global Pharmaceutical company. Peter has both brand and generic experience including five years abroad based in Basel Switzerland working for Mepha Inc. which specialized in branded generics.
In 2016 Peter became a member of the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association's (CGPA) Board and was elected Chair in April 2018. Peter also serves on the board of IMD, a company who specializes in a digital education platform for health care practitioners. He has a BSc in Biology from St. Mary's University, Halifax NS and is a graduate of the Ashridge Executive Management Program, London, UK.
VP, Global Corporate Affairs, Business Transformation & Strategic Planning
Jordan Berman leads Global Corporate Affairs, Business Transformation & Strategic Planning for Apotex. In his role, he is responsible for all communications platforms and channels, reputation management, and for developing and communicating the organization's narrative to a wide variety of stakeholders. He also leads all corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, and plays an active role in supporting government relations. Prior to Apotex, Jordan held a Global Communications Leadership role for Johnson & Johnson's medical devices business, a $25 billion organization with 55,000 employees worldwide. For the past 10 years Jordan has held a dual portfolio including both corporate communications and strategic planning, roles he held at AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies in Canada, and played an instrumental role in several business transformations. Jordan holds a joint Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and the Schulich School of Business.
CMA, CPA – SVP, Global Finance
Gordon began his career at Apotex in 1989 and rose to Senior Management in 1993. Throughout 2000-2001, he led our company's SAP implementation. Today, he is responsible for managing the financial risk, planning and reporting for the pharmaceutical operations of the Apotex group. This includes consolidating and analyzing financial data to support executive decision-making. Gordon is also responsible for global financial policies, processes and promoting financial governance across the organization.
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Joanne began her career at Apotex in 1998, holding roles in every aspect of Human Resources which has given her a deep understanding of our business and culture.
Prior to this role, Joanne was Vice-President, Global Talent Management and played a pivotal role in strengthening our Performance Management and Talent Development approach, and also led the development of our Talent Management Strategy and Leadership Framework. In addition, Joanne has been one of the executive sponsors of our Women in Leadership program.
As Senior Vice President, CHRO Joanne will drive the Human Resources functions while focusing on developing organization, people and talent strategies that align with and support the organization's strategic direction and operational activities.
EVP, Global Supply and Technical Operations
Steve brings over 30 years' operations leadership experience to Apotex, including 25 years in leading international pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply organizations. In his current role, Steve is responsible for leading Apotex's global finished dosage manufacturing, supply, engineering and technical operations. This includes production and supply sites in Canada, USA, Europe, and India. Prior to joining Apotex in 2013, Steve had a diverse career in the global Pharmaceutical industry with Teva, Patheon, AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly.
Vice President, Global Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs
As Vice President of Global Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs, Kevin brings over 18 years of legal and pharmaceutical experience to Apotex. He leads a global team of legal and scientific professionals and is responsible for providing legal support across the organization. Kevin manages the development and implementation of intellectual property strategies, including Apotex’s worldwide IP litigation and licensing portfolio. He also chairs the Enterprise Risk Management Committee and oversees the Records Management function.
Prior to joining Apotex in 2010, Kevin was a partner at a law firm where he represented multi-national pharmaceutical companies in patent litigation and regulatory matters. He holds a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, a M.Sc. in Neuroscience from McGill University and bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario. Kevin is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the New York State Bar. He has also been the Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee for the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association since 2016 and is a member of the Law Committee for the Association of Accessible Medicines.
SVP, Global Regulatory Affairs
Kiran began his career at Apotex in 2006, holding roles of increasing responsibility within Global Regulatory Affairs. Today, he is responsible for overseeing the global regulatory function for Apotex. In addition to creating and executing the company's global regulatory strategy, he also manages a worldwide team of regulatory professionals.
Dr. Krishnan has more than 18 years of regulatory experience in the generic pharmaceutical industry, integrating regulatory strategy into drug development. He was part of the American Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) team that actively engaged with the US FDA to develop the commitment letter to support the Generic Drug User Fee Act II. Dr. Krishnan has a Master's degree in Pharmacy with a specialization in Industrial Pharmacy and a PhD in Pharmacy.
VP, Global R&D
Arun joined Apotex in May of 2017 as Vice President, R&D-North America, bringing with him about 18 years of varied experience in generic as well as innovative product development in many complex dosage forms. Prior to joining Apotex, he was Director of R&D Formulations with Actavis Laboratories Inc. Arun also held various positions in Research & Development of progressively increasing responsibilities at Watson Laboratories, Par Pharmaceuticals, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories. His technical expertise encompasses the development of novel, patentable and non-infringing drug delivery systems, formulation development of oral controlled release, delayed release, mouth-dissolving, conventional tablets, capsules, oral solutions & suspensions, ophthalmic solutions & emulsions, topical solutions, injectables, transdermal patches and oral films. He holds a Master's degree in Pharmacy with specialization in Pharmaceutics from the M.G.R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu, India.
SVP, Global Quality & Compliance
Andrew joined Apotex in 2019 as Senior Vice-President, Global Quality and Compliance, and is responsible for the implementation of the Global quality systems and compliance strategy. Andrew brings more than 30 years of experience in progressive quality and compliance management roles in the pharmaceutical and biologics industry. Prior to Joining Apotex, Andrew was with Patheon Inc., part of Thermo Fisher Scientific as VP Quality Systems and Global Compliance. In this capacity, he led a global team accountable for the development and implementation of Quality Management Systems and tools, key performance metrics and reporting, Risk Management, Vendor Management and Data Integrity. Most recently, he served as VP Quality for Patheon’s Biologics Business Unit. Previous to Patheon, Andrew held quality roles at AstraZeneca and Hemosol.