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CEO Leaders’ Club: Joseph Papa of Perrigo (CANCELLED)
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CEO Leaders’ Club: Joseph Papa of Perrigo (CANCELLED)

The MichBio CEO Leaders' Club is an exclusive fellowship available only to senior executives of bioscience organizations. It is a unique opportunity for C-level types to improve the administration of their companies through shared experiences.

When: June 2, 2015
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Ladies' Library Association
333 South Park Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007
United States
Presenter: Joseph Papa, Perrigo
Contact: Dave McGuire

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Scheduling Change: 
Due to an unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Papa, the CEO of Perrigo, will be unable to participate in the Leaders' Club originally scheduled for June 2 in Kalamazoo. Another event will be scheduled; details forthcoming. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Space is still open in the June 9 and July 8 events with Luann Pendy of Medtronic and John Lechleiter of Lilly, respectively.
About CEO Leaders’ Club

The MichBio CEO Leaders' Club is an exclusive fellowship available only to senior executives of bioscience organizations. It is a unique opportunity for C-level types to improve the administration of their companies through shared experiences. Club members meet with peers in a friendly and constructive setting to discuss pivotal management issues. Club events facilitate strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange, and the development of future leaders. 

  • All bioscience organizations (e.g. companies, academic/clinical, government/non-profits); excludes service providers
  • Attendees must be senior management (e.g. CEO, COO, CSO, director)


 $59 Single Event – MichBio member
 $99 Single Event – Nonmember (limited availability)
 $200 Club Series Season Pass – MichBio members only, includes at least four events, substitutions allowed on a case-by-case basis. 2014 CEO Leaders’ Club Series Members, please contact Dave McGuire (734.527.9150) for details on registering for 2015 events.


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Joseph Papa

Perrigo Company plc

Joe Papa is chairman, president, and CEO of 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, Papa served as chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services business unit. He was president and COO for Watson Pharmaceuticals, president of Global Country Operations for Pharmacia’s North American business, and president of Searle’s U.S. Operations. Prior to joining Searle/Pharmacia, Papa also served in a variety of general management, sales, marketing, and R&D positions during his 15-year career at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. During his pharmaceutical industry career Papa led the teams that successfully launched several blockbuster 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 Papa 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.” 

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.

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. 


Ladies' Library Association

This event will be held at the Kalamazoo Ladies' Library Association, the first women's club in Michigan and the third in the nation. The LLA building was built in 1878 and both a State Historic Site and a National Historic Landmark. A brief overview of the LLA's history will be given at the close of the event. An optional, free post-event tour is also available.


Parking is available in a lot next to the building and at St. Luke's Episcopal Church across the street on Lovell.

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