JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today the retirement of Dr. Carlo de Notaristefani, and the appointment of Eric Drapé as Executive Vice President, Global Operations. Dr. de Notaristefani will step down from his role effective immediately. Mr. Drapé will be based out of Teva’s global headquarters in Israel.
"After more than seven years leading Teva Global Operations, Carlo de Notaristefani, will retire from Teva," said Kare Schultz, Teva's President and CEO. "During his tenure, Carlo and his team significantly improved the strength and performance of our global operations and supply chain while at the same time continuing to optimize the network, reduce cost and improve the competitiveness of our products. I would like to thank Carlo for his numerous contributions and leadership, and wishing him the very best in his retirement.
"Eric is the right leader to succeed Carlo at this time and take Teva Global Operations to the next level of performance, acting as a central driver of Teva's mission and strategy. The organization is well prepared to ensure a smooth transition."
About Eric Drapé
Mr. Drapé, age 58, joined Teva in 2014 and served in various senior management positions, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer of the Teva Group (2015-present), head of Teva's Biologics Operations (2014-2017), and Senior Vice President, Technical Operations Steriles, Respiratory and Biologics (2014-2015). Prior to joining Teva, Mr. Drapé served as Executive Vice President, Technical Operations of Ipsen Pharma and served in several leading positions at Novo Nordisk. Mr. Drapé holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy and a DESS in Analytical Control of Drugs from the Université Paris XI. He also received his Executive MBA from the Scandinavian International Management Institute in Copenhagen.
Established in Israel in 1901, 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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