DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- NewBridge Pharmaceuticals FZ-LLC of Dubai, UAE announced today that Joseph W. Henein has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Henein is a senior executive who joins NewBridge after a career extending over 29 years in multinational pharmaceutical corporations, holding a number of senior positions covering many geographies including; US, Europe, and Middle East.
Most recently Mr. Henein was the head and Managing Director of Wyeth for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Joe led Wyeth MEA to an unprecedented growth during his time; the affiliate structure grew from 150 employees to over 500 employees and increased revenues multi-fold to around $450 million in the five-year period from 2004-2009. These record achievements marked the MEA as one of the top fastest growing affiliates in Wyeth.
Prior to his role with Wyeth in Dubai, Joe led key global therapeutic areas, from the World Headquarters of Wyeth in the US, most notably infectious diseases as VP and Global Commercial Chair, and served in a senior operational role for MEA and Central Eastern Europe (CEE). Joe also served in various corporate and industry committees; including Wyeth Development Council, Wyeth Development Strategy Board, and Wyeth European Operation Council. On the industry level, he most recently served as the Vice Chair for the PhRMA MEA Committee and the Chair of the PhRMA MEA Ethics Review Board.
"I am excited to join NewBridge at such a critical point in its growth," commented Mr. Henein. "I look forward to working closely with the Board, Management, and employees of NewBridge to establish a strong regional presence, expand the breadth of our commercialization excellence, and build value for the company, shareholders and our customers in the region."
NewBridge also announced the appointment of G. Garrett Vygantas, M.D. as Vice Pres
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