Paul M. BisaroExecutive Chairman
Paul most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Impax Laboratories Board of Directors since March 2017. He is an accomplished global business leader with 25+ years of generic and branded pharmaceutical experience, and an exceptional track record of driving operational execution and corporate transformation resulting in company growth. He previously served as Executive Chairman of Allergan, plc (formerly Actavis, plc), President and CEO of Actavis (formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) and Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining Watson in 2007, Paul was President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company (Barr), from 1999 to 2007. Between 1992 and 1999, Paul served as General Counsel of Barr, and from 1997 to 1999, served in various additional capacities. Prior to joining Barr, he was associated with the law firm Winston & Strawn and a predecessor firm, Bishop, Cook, Purcell and Reynolds, from 1989 to 1992. He also served as a Senior Consultant with Arthur Andersen & Co. Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors of Allergan, Zoetis, Inc. and on the Board of Visitors of the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA, now Association of Accessible Medicines [AAM]) in 2010 and 2011. He received his undergraduate degree in General Studies from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Robert StewartPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Rob most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Allergan plc. He has 22 years of experience in global brand and generic pharmaceutical leadership, with expertise in all aspects of operations and integration. Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of Allergan in May 2016, Rob served as President, Generics and Global Operations from March 2015 to May 2016; Chief Operating Officer from July 2014 to March 2015; and President, Global Operations, from August 2010 to July 2014. He joined Allergan (then Watson) in November 2009 as Senior Vice President, Global Operations. Before joining Watson, Rob held various positions with Abbott Laboratories, Inc. from 1995 until 2009, and Hoffman La-Roche Inc. Rob has been a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) since September 2016, and a member of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Board of Trustees since June 2017. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
James E. Bauersmith, M.S., Esq.Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Jamie leads the Corporate Development team’s activities focused on identifying opportunities for Amneal, both internal and external, to expand its capabilities, product portfolio and pipeline in Generics, Specialty and biosimilars. Prior to joining Amneal, Jamie served as SVP, Head of Portfolio and Strategic Marketing for Fresenius Kabi where he where he managed a team responsible for new product development, on-market products, new technology platforms, regulatory approval, procurement, launch management, and business development. Prior to joining Fresenius Kabi, Jamie served as a Senior Counsel for Teva Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw several of the company’s Hatch-Waxman cases (branded and generic), including Copaxone. He has also served as a patent attorney in the New York office of Frommer Lawrence & Haug, where he was involved in patent litigation (specifically Hatch Waxman cases), patent prosecution, trademark, and unfair competition law. He has significant experience with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), FDA, regulatory, and go-to-market considerations across injectables and retail product lines, Jamie received his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame, his JD from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of law, where he graduated with Honors, and an M.S. of Bioscience and Biotechnology from Drexel University focused on molecular cell biology. He is a member of the patent bar and has been licensed to practice since 2001.
Andrew S. BoyerExecutive Vice President, Commercial Operations
Andy most recently served as President and CEO of North America Generics, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Teva, Andy was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the U.S. Generics Division at Allergan plc (formerly, Actavis plc; formerly, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) since September 2006. He joined then Watson in 1998 as Associate Director of Marketing in Generics. Before joining Watson, Andy served as National Accounts Manager for Lederle/American Cyanamid as well as Marketing Manager for Barr Laboratories. He serves as a Director of the Association for Accessible Medicines. Andy received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from State University of New York at Albany.
Joseph GreerSenior Vice President, Global Quality Management
Joe is responsible for leading quality management globally and has more than 27 years of quality and regulatory experience in positions with G&W Labs, Perrigo, KVD Pharma, Pliva, Barr Laboratories, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Joe is an active member of various industry organizations, including the American Chemical Society, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society and the American Society for Quality. He holds bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biology from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in regulatory affairs and quality assurance at Temple University, School of Pharmacy in Pennsylvania.
Miguel GomezSenior Vice President, Technical Operations
Miguel leads the Americas and Ireland Technical Operations team at Amneal. Miguel brings more than 30 years of global pharmaceutical manufacturing operations, supply chain, procurement, operational excellence and IT leadership experience. Prior to joining Amneal, Miguel served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Operations at Adare Pharmaceuticals. He has also previously served as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing for the Americas and Ireland at Allergan as well as roles of increasing responsibility with Actavis PLC, Watson Laboratories, Schering-Plough, and Pfizer (Warner Lambert). Miguel has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Shankar HariharanExecutive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Hariharan oversees Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs, and Specialty Pharmaceutical Dosage Development. Dr. Hariharan has over 30 years of experience in successfully leading branded and generic pharmaceutical businesses and has held leadership positions at companies including International Development Research, Forest Labs, and Par Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Amneal, Dr. Hariharan founded DermAct, an R&D organization specializing in dermatology. Dr. Hariharan completed his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy at Banaras Hindu University in India and his doctorate in pharmacy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Sheldon HirtSenior Vice President, General Counsel
Sheldon is responsible for all legal and corporate governance matters and has more than 20 years of experience in corporate law. Most recently, Sheldon served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Progenics Pharmaceuticals, overseeing all legal and compliance matters for the company. Previous to Progenics, he was Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Allergan where he worked on major acquisitions, licensing and development collaborations, and strategic investments such as the acquisitions/integration of Actavis, Forest Laboratories, and Warner Chilcott. Sheldon also held various leadership positions at Barr Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson and also spent several years in private law practice. He served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps and received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in New York and his master’s degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He completed his juris doctor degree at Columbia Law School.
Sanjay JainExecutive Vice President, India Operations
Sanjay is responsible for leading Technical Operations for the Company’s India facilities. He has extensive experience managing Operations, Validation and Quality, as well as Regulatory audits originating from the USFDA, MHRA, EU, TGA, Anvisa, MCC and Health Canada. Prior to joining Amneal, Sanjay held Quality and Operations positions at Ranbaxy Laboratories, Zydus Cadila, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Bharat Parenterals and Mesco Pharmaceuticals. He has developed quality systems, implemented various process improvement projects, developed and audited API vendor sites across the globe and successfully faced regulatory audits of various regulatory agencies multiple times. He is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and Parenteral Drug Association (PDA and an accomplished speaker at various international conferences. He holds an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy and a graduate degree in Quality Management.
Kanwal PanditaManaging Partner • RAKS
Dr. Kanwal Pandita has served with Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, USA, since 2008. He founded and established Raks Pharma Pvt Ltd, (an API Division of Amneal LLC, USA) and in 2011 joined as Managing Director. He is an accomplished pharmaceutical executive with extensive experience managing the API function and audits originating from the USFDA, EDQM, WHO, Korean FDA etc. Prior to joining Amneal, Dr. Pandita held senior positions in consultancy, operations, and business development at OSB Pharmaceuticals LLC USA, Morepen Inc. USA, Zydus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (USA), Cadila Healthcare Ltd. India and Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. India. Dr. Pandita has more than 33 years of experience in the global pharmaceutical industry, has travelled extensively, and has many patents and publications to his credit. He holds a Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Medicinal/Synthetic Organic Chemistry from RRL, Jammu (a Division of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India).
Deb M. PenzaSenior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
Deb joined Impax in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer. She has more than 20 years of experience as both a consultant and a compliance professional implementing and operating compliance programs in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Impax, she was with Actavis (formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) as the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to Actavis, Deb served as the Vice President, Corporate Compliance for Elan Corporation, plc, where she led the company’s global ethics and compliance program. Before joining Elan, she was a Vice President of Strategic Management Systems, Inc., where she developed and implemented compliance programs for healthcare clients and provided guidance on compliance program management. She received her Juris Doctorate from the George Mason University School of Law, and received a Master of Arts from The George Washington University. Deb received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University.
Bryan M. ReasonsSenior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Bryan serves as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Impax in 2012, Bryan served as Vice President, Finance and as Vice President, Risk Management and General Auditor, at Cephalon, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Following the acquisition of Cephalon by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., he served as Vice President, Finance of Teva. Prior to joining Cephalon, Bryan held various financial management positions at DuPont and served as senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from Widener University and is a certified public accountant.
Nikita ShahSenior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Nikita oversees human resources for Amneal. Prior to joining Amneal, Nikita led the internal audit and human resources functions for Warner Chilcott, a global specialty pharmaceutical company. She also supported corporate M&A, process improvements and systems efficiencies across the organization. Prior to Warner Chilcott, Nikita held roles of increasing responsibilities at AT&T and Deloitte Consulting. Nikita received her master’s degrees in accounting and auditing from Gujarat University, India. She is a certified public accountant.
Joseph TodiscoSenior Vice President, Specialty Commercial
Joe has leadership responsibility for Specialty and International, as well as continued responsibility for the Amneal-Impax integration process. Joe joined Amneal six years ago as the head of Corporate Development and has been an integral part of the management team that executed the Amneal-Impax business combination, as well as multiple other business development, licensing and M&A transactions. In addition to his role in Corporate Development, Joe held management oversight responsibility for Gemini Laboratories, building the company from inception to a highly profitable specialty pharmaceutical platform. Prior to joining Amneal, Joe spent more than five years leading Ranbaxy’s North American Commercial Strategy and Business Development, and held various leadership roles with Par Pharmaceuticals. Prior to working in the pharmaceutical industry, Joe was an investment banker for Oppenheimer & Co. and also worked in financial services for Marsh & McLennan Companies. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and an M.B.A. from Fordham Graduate School of Business in New York.