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Andrea Saia
President

John McKenna
Chief Financial Officer

Frank Leveiller
Global Head Research & Development

Joe Doner
Global Head Manufacturing & Supply

Ed Vlacich
Chief Marketing Officer

Atul Khosla
Global Head Human Resources

Francesco Balestrieri
President Americas Region
Susanne Kohout
President Europe, Russia & Africa

Hon Keong Choo
President Asia Pacific/EGM Region

Hidekazu Hayakawa
President and Representative Director, Japan

Thomas Kordick
Global Head Sales and Customer Excellence

Scott Chyatte
Global General Counsel

Bettina Maunz
VP and Global Head Communications

John Hedgcock
Global Head Strategy
 

 

Andrea Saia

President

Andrea Saia is President of CIBA VISION®. Prior to her appointment in 2008, she was the Chief Operating Office (COO) of CIBA VISION®.

Andrea joined CIBA VISION® in 2002 as the Global Head of Marketing. In 2003, she was promoted to President of Global Lens Business, and in 2005 became Region Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.

Prior to joining CIBA VISION®, Andrea held positions in brand management, general, functional and regional management with global consumer products companies, including Unilever, Revlon and Procter & Gamble.

Andrea holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance and Marketing from Miami University.

John McKenna

Chief Financial Officer

John McKenna is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of CIBA VISION®. He joined CIBA VISION® in 2006 from Novartis, the parent company of CIBA VISION®, where he was the CFO for its rapidly growing Over-the-Counter (OTC) Business Unit.

Since joining Novartis in 1990, John served in various capacities across the organization, including Pharmaceuticals, Nutrition, Consumer Health Division and OTC. He played a leading role in the successful Novartis acquisition of the OTC portfolio from Bristol-Myers Squibb, including the Exedrin® brand.

John is a graduate of the DeGroote School of Business's Commerce program at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. He also holds both Certified General Accountant (CGA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) accounting designations.

Exedrin® is a trademark of Novartis AG.

Frank Leveiller

Global Head Research & Development

Frank Leveiller is the Global Head of Research & Development (R&D) for CIBA VISION®. He joined the company in June 2009 after two years with Novartis as Global Head Technical R&D, Project Management.

With more than 17 years of R&D experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working across different geographies and cultures, Frank has a strong track record in applying strategic thinking to complex projects and leading large teams of scientists and engineers. Prior to Novartis, he held R&D positions with pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca, Aventis and Rhône-Poulenc Rorer.

Frank has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, where he was awarded the John F. Kennedy Memorial Prize for outstanding Ph.D. research work.

Joe Doner

Global Head Manufacturing & Supply

Joe Doner is Head of Global Manufacturing & Supply for CIBA VISION®. He joined the company in 2006.

Joe has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain operations internationally. Prior to joining CIBA VISION®, he served as consultant with Partnering Group, applying his expertise in supply chain and production site optimization, strategy development and integrated supply and demand planning for manufacturing and retail clients, including Johnson & Johnson, Avery Dennison and Neutrogena.

Joe was with Proctor & Gamble for more than 20 years in roles within supply and production operations, including Director, Product Supply Latin America Fabric and Home Care. During his tenure, he successfully delivered all products and packaging initiatives on schedule and on budget with plant operations at new highs of efficiency.

Joe has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Economics. He is also a seasoned trainer in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

Ed Vlacich

Chief Marketing Officer

Ed Vlacich is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of CIBA VISION®. He joined the company in September 2009 from the Over–the–Counter (OTC) Business Unit of Novartis. Ed joined Novartis in 2005 as Vice President, NA Marketing, and in 2007 he was promoted to Operating Unit Head, OTC Germany/Australia.

Before joining Novartis, Ed worked at Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and in various marketing and brand management consulting roles.

Ed holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Rutgers Business School, New Jersey, U.S.

Atul Khosla

Global Head Human Resources

Atul Khosla is Global Head of Human Resources (HR) for CIBA VISION®. He joined the company in 2008.

Atul's international HR experience, spanning more than 20 years and three continents, has been primarily focused on driving strategic Organizational Development and Talent Management initiatives. He joined Novartis in 2002 and has provided HR leadership for several Novartis Consumer Health businesses in diverse multi–cultural environments, including Asia–Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Most recently, Atul was the HR Head for the Novartis Over–the–Counter (OTC) business in Europe, where he was instrumental in building a talent pipeline and in successfully leading change initiatives in the region.

Prior to Novartis, Atul worked in HR generalist assignments for companies such as PepsiCo and Eicher Mitsubishi.

Atul holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honors degree and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the Business School of Punjab University, India.

Francesco Balestrieri

President Americas Region

Francesco Balestrieri is President of Americas Region for CIBA VISION®. Prior to this, he served for two years as General Manager of the CIBA VISION® Germany, Austria and Switzerland businesses.

Prior to leading Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Francesco served as Head of Marketing and Operations for CIBA VISION® Europe, Middle East and Africa region. His experience with CIBA VISION® also includes four years serving at the company's Atlanta global headquarters in various finance roles, including Global Group Financial Controller and North America Business Planning and Analysis.

Francesco holds a degree in Economics from the University of Venice, Italy.

Susanne Kohout

President Europe, Russia & Africa

Susanne Kohout is President of CIBA VISION® Europe, Russia & Africa since April 2007.

Susanne joined Novartis in 1996 when she became Head of Germany for Zyma, the Over–the–Counter (OTC) business of Ciba–Geigy. In this position, she led the merger efforts between Ciba and Sandoz self medication into Novartis Consumer Health. From 2002-2005, Susanne successfully led the EMEA region for Novartis OTC and most recently, she served as Global Head Marketing/Consumer Excellence, Novartis Consumer Health.

Prior to joining Ciba–Geigy, she held a number of positions with Procter & Gamble in Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia.

Ms Kohout has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne, Germany.

Hon Keong Choo

President Asia Pacific/EGM Region

Hon Keong Choo is President of Asia Pacific & Emerging Growth Markets (EGM) region for CIBA VISION®.

Prior to joining CIBA VISION® in 2006, Hon Keong was Vice President and Regional General Manager for the Gillette Company in South East Asia. He has more than 20 years of strong sales and marketing experience with multinational consumer companies.

Hon Keong's career at Gillette spanned 16 years, serving in positions in regional sales, marketing and general management. This includes extensive experience in the Greater China and Asia Pacific region as well as work with brands such as Gillette, Oral B, Braun small household appliances and Parker, Waterman & Paper Mate writing instruments.

A native of Malaysia, Hon Keong holds a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from the National University of Malaysia.

Hidekazu Hayakawa

President and Representative Director, Japan

Hidekazu Hayakawa is President and Representative Director of Japan for CIBA VISION®. He joined the company in 2007.

He has more than 30 years of international business experience and has a broad range of general management experience within several industries. Most recently he served as Senior Director of Alix Partners, a U.S.–based consulting firm specializing in turnaround management.

Prior to that, he was Representative Director and President of DePuy Japan, a Johnson & Johnson company specializing in orthopedic and neuron surgical medical devices. He held senior executive positions at Johnson Japan, a Japanese subsidiary of consumer goods manufacturer S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. He was responsible for the Pet Care business and functional groups.

Hidekazu is a graduate of Waseda University, Japan, where he earned a bachelor degree in Economics. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago, U.S.

Thomas Kordick

Thomas Kordick

Global Head Sales and Customer Excellence

Thomas Kordick is Global Head, Sales and Customer Service for CIBA VISION®. Thomas joined CIBA VISION® in 2008 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals where he worked in Managed Markets Strategy.

Thomas has 23 years of professional experience in Logistics, Consumer Goods and Healthcare. Thomas joined Novartis in 2002 and has had a number of assignments in sales, general management and strategy, including: Head of Sales, Primary Care, Managing Director for General Medicines in Germany, and Pharma Strategy, Europe. Prior to joining Novartis, Thomas held different Leadership and General Manager Positions in Marketing & Sales for PepsiCo and General Electric.

Thomas has a proven track record in turnarounds, growing businesses and developing great talent. During his time at PepsiCo, he and his teams won the prestigious Chairman's Award two consecutive years as the best Sales Team worldwide. During his assignment as Managing Director Marketing & Sales at Novartis Germany, his Sales Team was consistently the #1 Field Force in the German Pharma market, and Novartis occupied a leading position as Employer of choice in the German market.

Thomas has a logistics degree in Germany.

Scott Chyatte

Scott Chyatte

Global General Counsel

Scott Chyatte is Global General Counsel for CIBA VISION®. Scott joined CIBA VISION® in 1995 as Associate General Counsel, and took over the responsibility of Global Compliance Officer in June 2005, and then also held the title of Deputy General Counsel. Scott has made a number of important legal, compliance and guidance contributions to CIBA VISION® during his career and is judged to be well positioned to succeed in his new role.

Prior to CIBA VISION®, Scott spent four years as Associate General Counsel with Healthdyne, Inc., a manufacturer of medical devices and provider of home health care services. Scott holds a juris doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, a master’s of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida, and a bachelor’s of Arts from Emory University.

Bettina Maunz

Bettina Maunz

VP and Global Head Communications

Bettina Maunz is VP and Global Head of Communications for CIBA VISION®. She joined CIBA VISION® in August 2008 from Novartis, where she most recently was Head of Communications, Global Functions, Novartis Pharma.

Bettina has more than 16 years of experience in healthcare communications at global and local level. Bettina is a flexible, results-orientated team player, with strong leadership and motivational skills and recognized strengths in Corporate branding and reputation management, product PR, media relations, issues and crisis management, internal communications, leadership and change management communications as well as patient advocacy, opinion leader and event management.

She joined Novartis in 2003 as Global PR Director Neuroscience, after 10 years in various communication roles of increasing responsibility at Serono, one of the leading biotech companies, based in Munich and Geneva.

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John Hedgcock

Global Head Strategy

John Hedgcock is Global Head, Strategy for CIBA VISION®. John joined CIBA VISION® in 2006 as Director, Global Supply Chain Strategic Planning and has made a number of important business-building contributions to our organization. Prior to joining CIBA VISION®, John worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led projects related to supply chain strategy and operations improvement.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, along with an MBA and a Master of Engineering Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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