Paris (France), 12 January 2018 – Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced the appointment of Richard Paulson as Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of Ipsen North America, responsible for all commercial operations throughout the region. Mr Paulson will assume oversight of all areas supporting the North American business effective from February 5th. The role reports directly to David Meek, CEO of Ipsen, and Mr Paulson will be a member of the Ipsen Executive Leadership Team. He joins Ipsen from Amgen where he most recently served as Vice-President and General Manager of the Oncology Business Unit.
David Meek, Ipsen’s CEO, commented, “We are extremely delighted to welcome Richard to Ipsen, to drive the continued growth of our North American business and further our development as a leading biopharma company focused on innovation and specialty care. Richard brings a wealth of great leadership experience, vision, and a track record of exceptional execution in leading and growing businesses, both in the US and internationally. He will bring great passion and energy to our work with patients.”
During a 10-year career at Amgen, Richard Paulson held a number of positions in the company, including General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe, and subsequently General Manager Germany, before assuming leadership positions in Amgen’s Oncology Business Unit. Prior to joining Amgen, he held international positions in general management, marketing and market access with Pfizer. He also served in a number of sales and marketing roles with increasing seniority for GlaxoWellcome in Canada. He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto.
Richard Paulson added: “I am honored to join Ipsen at this time of rapid transformation and growth, as the company progresses in its evolution as a leading global biopharma company. Throughout my career, in markets around the world, I have been passionate about building and leading diverse, high-performing teams, and driving innovation for patients. I am extremely excited to join this dynamic company, with its clear mission and commitment to developing patient-focused solutions that put the patients’ needs first.”
With the former President North America Cynthia Schwalm leaving Ipsen to pursue other interests, Ipsen would like to thank Cynthia for her many contributions to the growth of Ipsen’s North American business, and wishes her well in her future endeavors.