Teva Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today the appointment of Eli Kalif as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kalif will begin his employment on December 22, 2019. He will be based out of Teva’s global headquarters in Israel.
Mr. Kalif joins Teva with broad experience in corporate and operational finance, most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance, leading the finance organization that supports the Global Operations, Components & services business at Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX), a global technology design and manufacturing service provider with extensive operations that include 85 production sites in 30 countries.
"Eli brings to Teva more than 20 years of leadership roles with a proven track record in complex financial organizations, where he was responsible for leading global teams supporting multi-billion-dollar operations within a dynamic market environment," said Kåre Schultz, Teva's President and CEO. "He possesses a profound understanding of global production structures and has experience in leading organizational transformation, as well as building world class financial organizations. With deep functional expertise and technical knowledge in all aspects of corporate finance, financial planning and accounting, I believe Eli has the required leadership capabilities to strategically manage our debt, enabling the company to move forward from the restructuring phase to optimizing Teva for success and future sustainable growth."
Mr. Kalif stated, "I look forward to joining Teva's leadership team and leading its finance organization to contribute to Teva's future success as the company progresses to the next phase of its strategy."
Kåre Schultz, Teva’s President and CEO, will perform the functions of the Company’s chief financial officer from the date of Mr. McClellan’s departure on November 8, 2019 until Mr. Kalif begins employment with the Company on December 22, 2019.
Eli Kalif bio
Eli Kalif has held senior positions at Flex Ltd, a US-based global technology design and manufacturing service provider, with annual revenues of approximately $25 billion. His most recent position was Senior Vice President Finance Global Operations, Components & Services, which he has held since 2013, and he previously served as Vice President of Finance for the Americas as well as in Europe & South America.
Mr. Kalif is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a degree in Accounting and Economics.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) has been developing and producing medicines to improve people’s lives for more than a century. We are a global leader in generic and specialty medicines with a portfolio consisting of over 3,500 products in nearly every therapeutic area. Around 200 million people around the world take a Teva medicine every day, and are served by one of the largest and most complex supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry. Along with our established presence in generics, we have significant innovative research and operations supporting our growing portfolio of specialty and biopharmaceutical products. Learn more at www.tevapharm.com.
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