Members of Perrigo's Board of Directors

Board of Directors  |  Executive Management  |  Corporate Governance


Laurie Brlas,  59, has been a director of Perrigo since August 2003 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2016. Ms. Brlas served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newmont Mining Corporation from September 2013 until October 2016, and she retired from Newmont Mining Corporation on December 31, 2016. From 2006 through 2013, Ms. Brlas held various positions with Cliffs Natural Resources, most recently as Executive Vice President and President Global Operations. Prior to this role, she served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Ms. Brlas served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of STERIS Corporation, a provider of healthcare products, from 2000 through 2006. From 1995 through 2000, Ms. Brlas held various positions with Office Max, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Since October 2016, Ms. Brlas has served as a director on the board of Calpine, a power company based in Houston, Texas. Ms. Brlas also served as a director for Nova Chemicals from September 2008 to July 2009.


Bradley Alford, 60, has been a director of Perrigo since February 2017. Mr. Alford joined Advent International Corporation, a global private equity firm, in 2014 as an Industry Advisor and moved to Operating Partner in March of 2016. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Alford was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé USA. Mr. Alford also served as CEO and President of Nestlé Brands Company. He also serves as a director of Avery Dennison Corporation since April 2010, and Conagra Brands, Inc. since July 2015. Throughout his career, Mr. Alford has been focused on developing brands, initiatives to improve processes and facilitate best practices across an organization.


Rolf Classon,  71, has been a director of Perrigo since May 2017. Mr. Classon served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Hillenbrand Industries, a global diversified industrial company, from May 2005 until March 2006. From 2002 until June 2004, Mr. Classon served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bayer Healthcare AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG. Mr. Classon served as President of Bayer Diagnostics from 1995 to 2002 and as Executive Vice President from 1991 to 1995. Prior to 1991, Mr. Classon held various management positions with Pharmacia Corporation. Mr. Classon serves as a director of Fresenius Medical Care AG and Co. since May 2012, Tecan Group, Ltd. since April 2009, Catalent, Inc. since July 2014, and Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. since July 2002. Mr. Classon also served as a director of Aerocrine AB, Stockholm from May 2013 to July 2015 and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals from July 2005 to January 2015.


Gary M. Cohen, 57, has been a director of Perrigo since January 2003. Since 2006, he has served as Executive Vice President of Becton, Dickinson and Company (“BD”), a provider of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic systems. He also served as President of BD Medical, one of three business segments of BD, from 1999 until 2006. Mr. Cohen has been an executive officer of BD in various capacities since 1996. Mr. Cohen presently serves as a director and co-chair of GBCHealth; director, founder and president of Together for Girls, Inc.; and a director of the following additional nonprofit organizations: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation; the United States Fund for UNICEF; the Federal Drug Agents Foundation; and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. He also serves as chairperson of the CDC Corporate Roundtable on Global Heath Threats and Scientific Advisor for Grand Challenges Canada.


John T. Hendrickson, 54, has served as Chief Executive Officer of Perrigo since April 2016 and has been a director of Perrigo since June 2016. He previously served as President from October 2015 until April 2016, Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain from March 2007 until October 2015, and Executive Vice President and General Manger, Perrigo Consumer Healthcare from January 2003 to March 2007. Mr. Hendrickson joined Perrigo in 1989 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, from operations to supply chain to sales.


Adriana Karaboutis,  54, has been a director of Perrigo since May 2017. Ms. Karaboutis served as Executive Vice President, Technology, Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs at Biogen Inc., an independent biotechnology company from December 2015 to February 2017, and as Executive Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions from September 2014 to December 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Karaboutis served as Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of Dell, Inc., a global technology company, from 2011 to September 2014, and as Vice President of IT, Global Operations and Technology from 2010 to 2011. Ms. Karaboutis spent more than 20 years at General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company in various leadership positions, including computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain operations and information technology. In addition, Ms. Karaboutis has been a director of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. since 2015 and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts since 2016.


Jeff Kindler, 61, has been a director of Perrigo since February 2017. Mr. Kindler has been a Venture Partner at Lux Capital, a venture capital firm, since 2012, and has served as CEO of Centrexion Corporation, a privately held bio therapeutics company that develops pain therapies, since 2013. In addition, Mr. Kindler serves as Executive Chairman of vTv, Managing Director at Starboard Capital Partners (unrelated to Starboard Value LP or any of its affiliates), and advisor to a number of healthcare companies. Prior to this, Mr. Kindler was Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Vice President of Litigation and Legal Policy at General Electric Company, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at McDonald’s, and President at Partner Brands. In addition, Mr. Kindler has served as a director of Intrexon since 2011, also serving as Chair of the Audit Committee, vTv Therapeutics since 2015, and Siga Technologies since 2013, as well as a number of privately held companies.


Donal O'Connor, 66, has been a director of Perrigo since November 2014 and was previously a director of Elan Corporation, plc from May 2008 until Perrigo’s acquisition of Elan in December 2013. During Mr. O’Connor’s tenure on Elan’s board of directors, he served on Elan’s Audit and Leadership, Development and Compensation Committees. He was previously a senior partner of PwC in Ireland from 1995 until 2007. He was also a member of PwC Global Board from 2003 to 2008 and was a former chairman of the PwC Eurofirms Board. From December 2008 to May 2012, Mr. O’Connor served as a director for Readymix plc, an Irish concrete manufacturer and supplier, also serving on its audit and remuneration committees. From December 2008 to June 2010, Mr. O’Connor served as the government appointed Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank plc. Mr. O’Connor has been a director of Theravance Biopharma, Inc. since October 2015 and also holds directorships in a number of private Irish companies.


Geoffrey M. Parker,  52, has been a director of Perrigo since November 2016. Since April 2017, Mr. Parker has served as Chief Financial Officer of Tricida, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Parker previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, a bio pharmaceutical company, from September 2010 to May 2015. From 1997 to 2009, Mr. Parker led the West Coast Healthcare Investment Banking practice at Goldman Sachs, where he advised leading companies in the biotechnology, life science tools and medical device industries. Mr. Parker has served as a member of the board of directors of Genomic Health, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and ChemoCentryx since June 2016, March 2016, and December 2009, respectively.


Theodore R. Samuels,  62, has been a director of Perrigo since January 2017. From 1981 to 2017, Mr. Samuels was an investor at Capital Group, a financial services company, and he served as President of Capital Guardian Trust Company, an affiliated company of Capital Group, from 2010 to 2016. While at Capital Group, he also served on The Capital Group Board, Audit Committee and Finance Committee, as well as on numerous management and investment committees. Mr. Samuels has been a director for Stamps.com since January 2017 and a director of Bristol-Myers Squibb since February 2017.


Jeffrey Smith, 45,  has been a director of Perrigo since February 2017. Mr. Smith is a Managing Member, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard Value LP. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in best-in-class corporate governance practices and significantly improving value at underperforming companies. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Advance Auto Parts, where he has been as a director since November 2015, and has also been on the board of Yahoo! Inc. since April 2016. Mr. Smith was Chairman of the Board of Darden Restaurants from October 2014 to April 2016. In addition, during the past five years, Mr. Smith has served on the boards of Quantum Corporation, Office Depot, Inc., Regis Corporation and Surmodics, Inc.


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