PhRMA Elects New Member to Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. (April 22, 2013) — The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) announced today the election of Orexigen Therapeutics President and CEO Michael A. Narachi to its Board of Directors.

Celgene’s Robert J. Hugin Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman

San Diego, CA (April 12, 2013) Robert J. Hugin, chairman and CEO of Celgene Corporation, was elected chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today at the trade association’s annual meeting. Also elected were Ian C. Read, president and CEO of Pfizer Inc, as chairman-elect of the PhRMA Board of Directors, and Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman, President and CEO of Merck & Co, Inc., as Board treasurer.

2013 Incoming Chairman's Remarks

Mr. Hugin serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation. He was elected chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on April 12, 2013.

I can't tell you how excited and honored I am to be here this morning. I am truly humbled by the opportunity and responsibility of becoming the Chairman of the Board of  PhRMA.

Immediate Past PhRMA Chairman Chris Viehbacher

Chris Viehbacher
Immediate Past Chairman of the PhRMA Board
CEO of Sanofi

Chris Viehbacher, born March 26, 1960, holds German and Canadian nationalities. He is a graduate of the Queens University (Ontario - Canada) and a certified public accountant.

PhRMA President & CEO John Castellani

John J. Castellani is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), an organization that represents America’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies.  The biopharmaceutical sector directly employs over 810,000 Americans working to develop new medicines that help patients fight disease and live longer, healthier lives.

PhRMA Chairman John Lechleiter: Biography

John Lechleiter, Ph.D.
Chairman of the PhRMA Board
Chairman, President and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company

PhRMA 2012 Industry Profile

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Jon Tripp

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Jon Tripp is Senior Director of Digital Advocacy in the Communications & Public Affairs department at PhRMA where he oversees the organization’s widespread online presence. He came to PhRMA in 2005 after serving as Deputy Communications Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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