Heather M. Bresch

Heather M. Bresch

Chief Executive Officer and Director at Mylan N.V.

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Heather M. Bresch's Executive Work History

Chief Executive Officer and Director,
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mylan N.V. website on 10/04/2017
Mylan N.V.
Board Member,
Board Member
Mylan N.V. DEF 14A on 05/30/2018
Mylan N.V.
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Heather M. Bresch's Biography

Ms. Bresch has served as Mylan's CEO since January 1, 2012. Throughout her 26-year career with Mylan, Ms. Bresch has held roles of increasing responsibility in more than 15 functional areas. Prior to becoming CEO, Ms. Bresch served as the Company's President, where she was responsible for its day-to-day operations. Before that, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Integration Officer, leading the successful integration of two international acquisitions - Matrix Laboratories and Merck KGaA's generics business - which more than doubled Mylan's size and transformed it from a purely U.S. company to a global one. As CEO, Ms. Bresch has been leading the next chapter of Mylan's growth and performance, pursuing a strategy that already has produced a sustainable organization that is making great strides in its mission of delivering better health for a better world by providing 7 billion people access to high quality medicine. In continuing to execute on this strategy, Ms. Bresch is focused on further diversifying the Company in terms of products, markets and channels, a process proven to expand access and generate durable cash flows that can be reinvested to further differentiate Mylan and position it to support the transformation of outdated healthcare systems. To achieve Mylan's goals, Ms. Bresch emphasizes a collaborative company culture focused on leading, learning, teaching and performing to inspire innovation and help set new standards in healthcare. She also remains a vocal champion of initiatives and policy changes aimed at removing access barriers. Among her policy priorities is increasing generic utilization, driving biosimilars interchangeability, stemming the tide of HIV/AIDS, ensuring a fair and a level competitive playing field, and strengthening the global supply chain to make it safer. Ms. Bresch served as chair of the U.S. Generic Pharmaceutical Association's board of directors in 2016, 2005, and 2004, and as vice chair in 2003 and 2006. She is a frequent speaker on issues such as affordable healthcare and global competitiveness, and has testified before the U.S. Congress and FDA on issues related to access to medicine. Ms. Bresch is the pharmaceutical industry's first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company and has been named by Fortune magazine as one of its "50 Most Powerful Women." Ms. Bresch's qualifications to serve on Mylan's Board, include, among others, her leadership and unique and deep knowledge of the Company, its businesses, markets and strategies, as well as its global research, supply chain, manufacturing and commercial platforms; her knowledge and experience regarding issues, risks and opportunities in the global healthcare industry; and her knowledge and expertise regarding political and public policy healthcare-related matters, public company management and leadership and international business transactions and integration.

Source: Mylan N.V. on 05/30/2018


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Heather M. Bresch's Connections (26)

Robert J. Coury
Chairman, Mylan N.V.
Pauline F. M. van der Meer Mohr
Board Member, Mylan N.V.
Sjoerd S. Vollebregt
Board Member, Mylan N.V.
Melina E. Higgins
Board Member, Genworth Financial, Inc.
Douglas J. Leech Jr.
Former Board Member, Mylan N.V.
Mark W. Parrish
Vice Chairman, Mylan N.V.
JoEllen Lyons Dillon
Board Member, Mylan N.V.
Kenneth Scott Parks
Chief Financial Officer, Mylan N.V.
Anthony Mauro
Chief Commercial Officer, Mylan N.V.
Daniel M. Gallagher
Chief Legal Officer, Mylan N.V.