JERUSALEM & PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has selected Brendan O’Grady, Executive Vice President and Head of North America Commercial to serve on the U.S. Investment Advisory Council. The Council is a 25-member panel of national experts who will counsel and advise Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on attracting and retaining foreign direct investment in the U.S.
O’Grady’s appointment reflects recognition of his deep expertise spanning more than 28 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
“I am honored to be selected to serve on the Council and provide a unique perspective on the impact and value of foreign direct investment on the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S.,” says O’Grady. “This is especially important as foreign investments can affect domestic innovation for new therapies and help ensure a strong supply chain for safe, effective and lower cost generic therapies.”
Chartered in 2016, the U.S. Investment Advisory Council makes recommendations on infrastructure investment priorities, workforce development initiatives, and groundbreaking strategies to support economic development through new digital tools. Collectively, those recommendations are mobilized to generate additional foreign direct investment in the U.S.
O’Grady is also a current member of the board of directors and the compensation committee chair for American Well, a leading U.S. based telemedicine company, and is a Board Member of the Association for Accessible Medicines which represents the generic and biosimilar industries in the U.S.
Established in Israel in 1901, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) has been developing and producing medicines to improve people’s lives for more than a century. We are a global leader in generic and specialty medicines with a portfolio consisting of over 3,500 products in nearly every therapeutic area. Around 200 million people around the world take a Teva medicine every day, and are served by one of the largest and most complex supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry. Along with our established presence in generics, we have significant innovative research and operations supporting our growing portfolio of specialty and biopharmaceutical products. Learn more at www.tevapharm.com.
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