Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

J. Michael Pearson

Chairman and CEO, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International


J. Michael Pearson is Chairman and CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a position he has held since February 2008. Prior to joining Valeant, Pearson was a director at McKinsey & Company. Over his 23-year career, he worked with leading CEOs and was an integral driver of major turnarounds, acquisitions and corporate strategy. Within McKinsey, Pearson held positions including board member, head of the global pharmaceutical practice and head of the mid-Atlantic region. Pearson received a B.S. and B.S.E. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he received the William Michael Shermet Award for students who demonstrated academic excellence in their first-year program.


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