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POSTPONED: CEO Leaders' Club with Joseph Papa
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When: Postponed
Attempts will be made to reschedule to a future date
Where: The Groves Center at Kalamazoo Valley Community College
7107 Elm Valley Drive
Kalamazoo, Michigan  49009
United States
Presenter: Joseph Papa, Perrigo
Contact: David McGuire

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About Joseph Papa:

Joe Papa is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Perrigo Company plc. Perrigo is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures, and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, nutritional products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and receives royalties from Multiple Sclerosis drug Tysabri®. The company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC healthcare products for the store brand market and an industry leader in pharmaceutical technologies. 

Prior to joining Perrigo in October 2006, Mr. Papa served as Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services business unit (2004–2006.) He was President and Chief Operating Officer for Watson Pharmaceuticals (2001–2004), President of Global Country Operations for Pharmacia’s North American business (2000–2001) and President of Searle’s U.S. Operations (1997–2000.) Prior to joining Searle/Pharmacia, Mr. Papa also served in a variety of general management, sales, marketing and R&D positions during his 15-year career at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (1983–1997.) During his pharmaceutical industry career Mr. Papa led the teams that successfully launched several block buster pharmaceutical products including Lotrel, Diovan and Celebrex; and is the patent holder for a cardiovascular combination treatment containing Amlodipine and Benazepril. 

In March of 2012, Barron’s magazine named Mr. Papa as one of the World’s Best CEOs. He was joined by fellow CEOs founder Jeff Bezos, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, JP Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon and McDonald’s Jim Skinner, among others. In the story writer Andrew Bary noted Perrigo “generated one of the best shareholder returns in the Standard & Poor's 500 in the past five years.” He also lauded the company for an “obsession with quality control.” 

Mr. Papa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mr. Papa is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Sciences in Philadelphia and the Board of Directors for Smith & Nephew, a U.K. based medical device company. 

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