Heather M. Bresch

Heather M. Bresch

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Director at Mylan N.V.

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Heather M. Bresch's Executive Work History

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Director,
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Director
Equilar on 03/25/2020
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 28-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 latest chapter of Mylan's growth and performance, pursuing a strategy that has produced a sustainable organization that is making great strides in its mission of delivering better health for a better world by providing seven 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cash flows that can be reinvested to further differentiate Mylan and position it to support the transformation of outdated healthcare systems. 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 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 chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 company and was previously named by Fortune magazine as one of its "50 Most Powerful Women." In July 2019, the Company announced a definitive agreement to combine with the Upjohn Business, creating a new champion for global health. Ms. Bresch also announced her retirement as CEO and board member upon closing, which is anticipated for the second half of 2020. Key Skills and Experience: - CEO Experience - Healthcare Industry - Human Capital Management - Global Business Experience - Public Company Management - Strategy and M&A 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 human capital management, political and public policy healthcare-related matters, public company management and leadership and international business transactions and integration.

Source: Mylan N.V. on 06/08/2020


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Heather M. Bresch's Connections (27)

Melina E. Higgins
Board Member, Mylan N.V.
Wendy Cameron
Former Board Member, Mylan N.V.
Douglas J. Leech Jr.
Former Board Member, Mylan N.V.
Robert J. Cindrich
Board Member, Mylan N.V.
Neil F. Dimick
Board Member, Resources Connection, Inc.
Jeffrey Edward Ellis
Partner, Deloitte
Kenneth Scott Parks
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Owens Corning
Robert J. Coury
Executive Chairman, Mylan N.V.
Dr. Joseph C. Maroon M.D.
Board Member, ImmunSYS, Inc.
Rodney L. Piatt
Former Board Member, Mylan N.V.