Board of Directors
Howard Solomon (Director since 1964)
Mr. Solomon, 85, is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Forest. He began his career as an attorney at leading law firms in New York and joined Forest in 1964 as a director and secretary of the Board while serving as outside counsel for the Company. He became CEO of Forest in 1977 and Chairman in 1998. Mr. Solomon is a Trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and previously served on the Board of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera and Chairman of its Finance Committee. He also serves on the Board of the New York City Ballet. Mr. Solomon graduated from the City College of New York and holds a J.D. from Yale University.
Nesli Basgoz, M.D. (Director since 2006)
Dr. Basgoz, 54, is the Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs, Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and serves on the hospital's Board of Trustees. In addition, Dr. Basgoz is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she served as Clinical Director in the Infectious Diseases Division of MGH for six years. Dr. Basgoz earned her M.D. Degree and completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. She also completed a fellowship in the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of California at San Francisco. She is board certified in both infectious diseases and internal medicine.
Christopher J. Coughlin (Director since 2011)
Mr. Coughlin, 60, most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco International from 2005 to 2010. During his tenure, he played a central role in the separation of Tyco into three independent, public companies and provided financial leadership surrounding major transactions, including the $2 billion acquisition of Broadview Security, among many other responsibilities and accomplishments. Prior to joining Tyco, he worked as the Chief Operating Officer of the Interpublic Group of Companies from June 2003 to December 2004, as Chief Financial Officer from August 2003 to June 2004 and as a director from July 2003 to July 2004. Previously, Mr. Coughlin was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pharmacia Corporation from 1998 until its acquisition by Pfizer in 2003. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Nabisco Holdings and President of Nabisco International. From 1981 to 1996 he held various positions, including Chief Financial Officer, at Sterling Drug. Mr. Coughlin is currently serving as the lead independent director on the board of Dun & Bradstreet, where he is a former member of the Audit Committee and current member of the Board Affairs Committee and the Compensation and Benefits Committee. He also serves on the board of Covidien plc, where he is Chair of the Compliance Committee and a member of its Transaction Committee. In addition, Mr. Coughlin previously served on the boards of the Interpublic Group of Companies, Monsanto Company and Perrigo Company. Mr. Coughlin has a B.S. in accounting from Boston College.
Kenneth E. Goodman (Director since 1998)
Mr. Goodman, 64, is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Forest, a position that he held from 1998 to 2006. For eighteen years prior thereto, Mr. Goodman served as Forest's Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and was named Executive Vice President, Operations in February 1998. From 1975 to 1980, he served as a senior financial officer at Wyeth, and before that, as a C.P.A. at Main Hurdman, which is now part of KPMG LLP. Mr. Goodman currently serves Syracuse University as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee; he previously served as Chairman of the Budget Committee. He is also Chairman of the International Board of Directors of the Israel Cancer Research Fund and Co-Chairman of its New York Board. Mr. Goodman is a C.P.A. and holds a B.S. degree from The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.
Pierre Legault (Director since 2012)
Mr. Legault, 52, has served as the President and CEO of Stone Management LLC, a firm focused in the areas of business development and board assistance, since April 2012. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Prosidion Ltd., a UK mid-size biotechnology firm and fully integrated subsidiary of Astellas Pharmaceuticals. From 2009 to 2010, he served as Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of OSI Pharmaceuticals, a mid-size biotechnology company. He was also Senior Executive VP and Chief Administrative Officer of Rite Aid Corporation, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical retail company, from June 2007 to 2009. Previously, Mr. Legault held several senior positions over a period exceeding 15 years with Sanofi-Aventis and predecessor companies, last serving as Worldwide President of a large global Sanofi-Aventis business unit from 2003 to 2005. Prior positions included the Senior VP Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (2000 to 2003), Global Senior VP Finance and Treasurer of Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc. (1998 to 2000), VP and Chief Financial Officer, North America Finance, IT and Administration of Marion Merrell Dow, Inc. (1997 to 1998), and VP and Chief Financial Officer of Marion Merrell Dow Pharmaceutical Canada (1990 to 1996). In addition, Mr. Legault previously served on the boards of Cyclacel Pharmaceutical Inc., a publicly traded biotech company, and PJC Inc., a publicly traded pharmacy retail company. Mr. Legault studied at the Harvard Business School, McGill University and University of Montreal (HEC) and holds BAA, CA, MBA and CPA degrees.
Gerald M. Lieberman (Director since 2011)
Mr. Lieberman, 65, most recently served as the President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as a member of the board of directors of AllianceBernstein from 2004 to 2009, where he oversaw several critical functions for AllianceBernstein, including finance, global risk management, technology, operations, human resources and investor and public relations. In addition, he was instrumental in developing AllianceBernstein's global integrated platform and enhancing its corporate governance and financial transparency. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein in 1998, Mr. Lieberman held a number of senior positions at Fidelity Investments from 1993 to 1998, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Administration and he was a member of Fidelity's operating committee, reporting directly to the Chairman. Before joining Fidelity, Mr. Lieberman spent 14 years with Citicorp, where he served as Senior Human Resources Officer and a member of the policy committee, reporting to the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. At Citicorp, he also held several other senior leadership positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Citibank Mexico and Division Head of Latin America. Mr. Lieberman served as a director at Computershare. He served 9 years as a trustee of the University of Connecticut Foundation and was a practicing C.P.A with Arthur Andersen. He received a B.S. from the University of Connecticut and attended New York University's Graduate School of Business Administration.
Lawrence S. Olanoff, M.D., Ph.D. (Director since 2006)
Dr. Olanoff, 60, served as Forest's Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2010 and currently serves as Senior Scientific Advisor to the Company. From July 2005 to October 2006, Dr. Olanoff was President and Chief Executive Officer at Celsion Corporation, an oncology drug development company. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Forest from 1995 to 2005. Prior to joining Forest in 1995, Dr. Olanoff served as Senior Vice President of Clinical Research and Development at Sandoz Pharmaceutical Corporation (now a division of the Novartis Group) and at the Upjohn Company in a number of positions including Corporate Vice President of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs. Over his entire career, he was involved in 30 product approvals. In addition, he is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor and Special Advisor to the President for Corporate Affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), a Director Emeritus of the MUSC Foundation for Research Development, which is a non-profit foundation created to benefit the university, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Ariel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private, development-stage pharmaceutical company. He holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and an M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Lester B. Salans, M.D. (Director since 1998)
Dr. Salans, 76, is a Clinical Professor and member of the Clinical Attending Staff of Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical School. Prior thereto, Dr. Salans was a senior executive at Sandoz Pharmaceutical Corporation (now a division of the Novartis Group). Dr. Salans is a former Director of the National Institutes of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. He was a Professor of Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of the Mt. Sinai Medical School and Senior Vice President of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. He served as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Endocrinology at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, from 1968-1975. He also founded and is president of LBS Advisors, Inc., a consultancy serving several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academic institutions, the National Institutes of Health and many investment firms. He serves on the board of directors of PharmaIN Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Salans earned a B.A. from University of Michigan and M.D. from University of Illinois.
Brenton L. Saunders (Director since 2011)
Mr. Saunders, 42, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Bausch + Lomb and a board director since March 2010. Previously, Mr. Saunders served as a senior executive with Schering-Plough from 2003 to 2010, most recently as President of Global Consumer Health Care. He also served as Head of Integration for both Schering-Plough's merger with Merck & Co. and for its $16 billion acquisition of Organon BioSciences. Before joining Schering-Plough, Mr. Saunders was a Partner and Head of the Compliance Business Advisory Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, he was Chief Risk Officer at Coventry Health Care between 1998 and 1999 and a co-founder of the Health Care Compliance Association in 1995. Mr. Saunders began his career as Chief Compliance Officer for the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. In addition to the Bausch + Lomb board, he serves on the boards of ElectroCore LLC and the Overlook Hospital Foundation. He is also the former Chairman of the New York chapter of the American Heart Association. Mr. Saunders was also recently named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board. He received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.B.A. from Temple University School of Business, and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.
Peter J. Zimetbaum, M.D. (Director since 2009)
Dr. Zimetbaum, 48, has served as Director of Clinical Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston (BIDMC) since 2005 and is the Director of ECG and Arrhythmia Core Laboratory at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute. Additionally, since 2006, Dr. Zimetbaum has been an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School (HMS), and he currently serves on the HMS Standing Committee on Conflicts of Interest. Dr. Zimetbaum received his M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1990 and is board certified in both cardiovascular medicine and cardiovascular electrophysiology.