- Appointment Aims to Further Strengthen Teva's Management Team and Commitment to the Asia-Pacific Region -
JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 13, 2012-- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) announced today the appointment of Professor Itzhak Krinsky as Chairman of Teva Japan and Teva South Korea and Head of Business Development Asia-Pacific. Currently serving as Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development at Teva, Professor Krinsky's new appointment will be effective mid-October. Professor Krinsky will be responsible for overseeing Teva's generic and branded pharmaceuticals businesses in Japan and South Korea. Additionally, Professor Krinsky will manage Business Development for the Asia-Pacific region. He will continue to serve as a member of the Teva Executive Committee and will be located in Tokyo.
Professor Krinsky will replace Mr. Moshe Manor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva Asia- Pacific who decided to retire from Teva. There will be a gradual and orderly transition period until the end of the year to ensure business continuity. Moshe Manor has made a tremendous contribution to Teva over the past 28 years. He will leave with the Company's best wishes for the future. Professor Krinsky will report directly to Dr. Jeremy Levin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Professor Krinsky's former responsibilities as Head of Business Development will become a part of the office of the CEO and remain a key focus for Teva.
"As part of our global strategic plan and in response to our growing presence in Asia-Pacific, we are positioning this part of our business to focus on the strong growth prospects in this region," stated Dr. Jeremy Levin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. "We are committed to aggressively competing in these markets and the appointment of Professor Krinsky along with our dedicated and talented teams already in place allows us to more closely manage these geographies as we deliver even more value to patients around the world. In addition, Professor Krinsky's extensive experience in business development will be invaluable in assisting our regional leaders in Asia-Pacific in their business development efforts which will focus on potential opportunities that complement our strategy in these key emerging markets."
"It is a privilege and a pleasure for me to be a part of these vibrant and dedicated regional teams," stated Professor Itzhak Krinsky. "In addition, I am looking forward to continuing to support Teva's business development efforts by working closely with the regional leaders in Asia as we leverage our expertise to maximize the potential of our businesses in Asia-Pacific."
About Professor Itzhak Krinsky
Professor Itzhak Krinsky has served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development since May 2005. Since joining Teva, Professor Krinsky has led some 30 transactions for the Company including all significant projects in the Japanese market. Prior to joining Teva, Professor Krinsky was a managing director with Deutsche Bank (Bankers Trust), The Silverfern Group, Inc. and Trenwith Securities, LLC, all investment banks in New York City. Professor Krinsky was previously a Professor of Finance & Business Economics, Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, (from 1993 to 2000). Professor Krinsky received his B.A and M.A. in economics from Tel Aviv University in 1976 and 1978, respectively, and his Ph.D. in economics from McMaster University in 1983. Professor Krinsky has a long association with Japan including a position as Visiting Professor at the Institute for International Studies and Training in Kamiide, Shizuoka Prefecture as a guest of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) is a leading global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic drugs as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world's leading generic drug maker, with a global product portfolio of more than 1,300 molecules and a direct presence in about 60 countries. Teva's branded businesses focus on CNS, oncology, pain, respiratory and women's health therapeutic areas as well as biologics. Teva currently employs approximately 46,000 people around the world and reached $18.3 billion in net revenues in 2011.
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