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Mr. Papa has more than 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare services and specialty pharmaceutical industries, including 20 years of branded prescription drug experience.  Mr. Papa currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bausch Health, a recognized global healthcare company. Prior to Bausch Health, Mr. Papa was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Perrigo, a self-care products company, where he grew the company into a global leader with annual net sales of more than $5 billion.  Prior to Perrigo, Mr. Papa served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical and Technologies Services segment of Cardinal Health, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Watson Pharmaceuticals, President of Global Country Operations for Pharmacia’s North American business and President of Searle’s U.S. Operations. Prior to Searle/Pharmacia, Mr. Papa served in a variety of general management, sales, marketing and research and development positions during his 15-year career at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.  During his pharmaceutical industry career, he led 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 October 2014, Harvard Business Review ranked Mr. Papa 47th on its “2014 Best Performing CEOs in the World.” Mr. Papa holds a BS in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In 2012, he received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy.